I think your problem was that you didn’t realize how few foods I have actually tried in my life. We’re only six days into the trip, and I’m already ate 14 foods. 14! Let me list a couple:
- Herr’s Sour Cream and Onion potato chips (not bad)
- Cucumbers (very mediocre)
- Bananas (Blah. Those of you who knew me when I was five know that I used to eat bananas, but I haven’t had one since, so I am counting this as a new food whether you like it or not. Zhou said I could.)
The others were actually more adventurous, but I was trying to prove a point here that I can eat almost anything and call it a new food. I should have warned you.
In other Stat Contest related news, we have spent about 20 hours on buses so far, as each of the first three days on the safari we rode for about six hours. As we have mentioned before, those were 20 of the bumpiest hours of my life, but I couldn’t have enjoyed them more.
One side effect of the bumpy rides though is that Zhou and I haven’t played a game of Scrabble yet. You want to know the truth though? I have been hesitant to play ever since we lost that first tile on the plane flight from Newark. (Yes, Kathleen, it was an ‘E,’ but deep down I still feel a little wrong playing with only 99 tiles.) Until we come up with a better solution, hopefully we’ll get a chance to play soon, but we won’t be reporting the scores (just the winners and Bingos) because I don’t feel proper (that’s the British rubbing off on me).
Thank you all for participating in the contest – we hope to get something cool for the winner. Once we get to a country / continent with high-speed internet, we’ll be sure to keep our Stats page and other ongoing blog pages updated, rather than simply posting new entries.
Also, since we are keeping you updated, please do the same for us! We have received emails from several people already, and it makes our days to read them. It’s amazing how out of touch with the world we have gotten, so it’s really good to see what’s going on back home with our friends and family.
A quick update on the blog:
As bad as internet access has been here in Africa, it will be worse on our hike through Nepal shortly following this safari. Since that is a four week portion of our itinerary, there will be a gap of 28 days or so without any word from us. “How will I live without you?” you may ask (only if your name is Celine Dion). Luckily, Celine, we have an answer.
As you may have noticed, our blogs are posting many many days after the events occur, and we have written almost two posts per day. At this pace, by the time we leave for Nepal, we will have a plethora of entertaining African stories to share with you all. We hope to get 28 posts ahead, so you will not have to experience an excruciating gap with no no hurry curry (or, eliminating the double negative, “with hurry curry”).
Speaking of excruciating, this post has been much too long, so we will make up for it with several pictures of the day.
Pictures of the Day
This kid is going to be the next… Usher?
They ran out of spoons at our dinner restaurant, so I got the baby wooden spoon with the Zebra handle.
Our transportation for the 45 minute round trip to and from the school we volunteered at.