What was the best? April 13 2011

Thoughts from Jennifer. Mamelodi, South Africa. April 12, 2011. 

Often when traveling with my family I will end the day by asking them what one thing they loved about the day. What inspired them. What amazed them. What was the best part of the day. It's always fun to see what they come up with and I can nearly always guarantee that no one will have the same answer.

Today, our first full day in South Africa, I asked Connor and Amanda the very same question. What was the best part of the day?

For Connor, it was being only a foot away from three baby leopards who were playing together.


For Amanda, it was talking with Mama Peggy over dinner where she got a crash course in the history of Apartheid in South Africa.

For me, it was seeing the wonder on their faces in these moments. Watch the light bulbs click on and the comprehension begin for each of them; this is Africa and we are here, experiencing it first-hand. Simply the best.