Dad doing well and a new departure date

My dad is doing well and on the mend. Looks like he will be out by this weekend, which is awesome. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers during this time.

Shannon and I are now set to leave for Cape Town on February 11th. We are focusing on what’s important right now and looking forward to our adventure ahead.

Dad in the Hospital

Our departure to Cape Town has been delayed for two weeks. My dad is set to have surgery later today to remove a growth from his abdomen. Please keep him in your thoughts.

If you haven’t heard the news or want to give him your support you can follow his recovery here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevewoodruff

Amboseli Safari Video

Jacob’s Magic in Magadi


Jacob having a little magic fun with the local children.

A Tale of Two Beers

So I’ve had some time to readjust to life in the U.S. and one big thing I’ve found. The beer in Kenya isn’t very good. Score one for the U.S.

Kenyan Beer
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Don’t get me wrong. It is good, but only if it is fresh. Refrigeration of beer while transporting isn’t a big thing in Kenya (from what I could tell) and as such, the beer can get skunky. I told you all before, the best beer I had was in the airport the day I was leaving. It actually tasted good. That’s how all the beer now tastes to me here in the U.S.

So this leaves the question, is the beer actually skunky or is it just the way it tastes due to different ingredients?

Here’s to hoping that the beer situation is better in Cape Town. If not, there’s always wine.

20 Days Until Cape Town

It seems as if we’ve just returned home and we’re already making the big push to move out of our place in preparation for Cape Town. Yep, I’ll be doing it all over again for 3 months in Cape Town. This time around should be much better with Shannon joining me.

Safari Pictures Posted

I’ve finally managed to get through all of the safari pictures from Amboseli and the Masai Mara and posted them to my smugmug page. Enjoy!

The Masai Mara
http://photography.jbwoodruff.com/Travel/Kenya-2012/20121216-Masai-Mara/

Amboseli
http://photography.jbwoodruff.com/Travel/Kenya-2012/20121214-Amboseli/

Lake Naivasha
http://photography.jbwoodruff.com/Travel/Kenya-2012/20121208-Lake-Naivasha/