Sunday, November 22, 2009

Birthday in Botswana

Emma is into her third week of volunteering as a human rights lawyer in Botswana. This is a picture of the faux African hut where she’s living. It has air conditioning, a TV and a fridge which I think is hilarious. I don’t think she ever imagined that roughing it would involve central air, although it is over 90 degrees every day.
Emma celebrated her birthday this weekend by going on a safari to the Okavango Delta with two of her friends. She saw hippos, impalas, cheetahs, lions, elephants and giraffes. At one point she was just a few feet away from two lions eating a baby impala. “If that doesn’t make you a vegetarian nothing will, Mom,” she told me when I talked to her today. Nevertheless, Emma said it was the most exciting weekend of her life. So in honor of Emma’s birthday and the great continent of Africa, here’s a mini collage sheet of mainly African wildlife to download.

6 comments:

Godelieve said...

Spending time as a voluteer in Africa must be a wonderful, unforgettable experience.
Thank you for the wonderful collage.

azirca said...

What a cute little hut, I'd love one just like it in my backyard! It amuses me that it has air conditioning.

Courtney Price said...

Thanks! That's great!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Happy Birthday Emma! What a wonderful thing to do. Like no other, what a woman! Thank you for being so generous of spirit. Travel safely.

Ganga Fondan said...

There is no love in the world like a mother's love that sees the highest vision for her child. What an amazing education Emma is getting and giving to you. I LOVE the collage, especially the lion and the elephant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Week!

me again said...

I would love to stay in a hut like that, and I would be terribly thankful for the a/c!! What a wonderful, memorable way to spend a birthday!