Jack, Drew and Luke all were excited to see me. No kisses from Jack but no silent treatment or 'the cold shoulder' either. I think Luke was almost excited to see me as he was to see what I brought him.
Here's a few thoughts from the last few days...
- The safari was fun but long.
- Johannesburg (Jo-berg) feels more dangerous than Pretoria. Probably because the whole downtown area has been taken over by Nigerian drug lords.
- I could see families living in Pretoria even though it has high crime too but can't imagine living in Jo-berg.
- Not sure which would be more unsafe... downtown Jo-berg at night or standing outside a van with lions around.
- Soweto is overwhelming. (We visited a museum of the Soweto uprisings . Maybe 5 million people live in this township with incredible poverty.)
- I went down the only street in the world where two Noble Peace Prize winners lived - Bishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela - and even more incredibly that its in Soweto.
- I really like Natan who is the Coordinator of the Campus ministry for CCC in all of South and East Africa (23 nations). We met with him Monday morning.
- I saw more movies on the plane rides than I have all year.
- I probably ate more meat one night at "Carnivore" than I have all year. And stuff I will never eat again... zebra, kudu, crocodile, warthog. The warthog and the zebra were not that bad. But the croc kept wanting to come up for next two days.
- I will miss my traveling companions. Seemed strange to say 'goodbye' at the airport.
- I am glad to be with my family.