Monday, July 19, 2010

Down in Africa

Hi Everyone,

I am still alive and still loving this place.

If you have checked my facebook I have added some more pictures of our fun adventures. I posted last Saturday but Sunday could have been a post in and of it's self. After church we headed to Okapuka Ranch and had lunch with the rector and vice rector. The presidents of the school. It was good food, and company. After lunch we went on our mini safari! We saw warthogs, springbok, kudu, oryx, giraffes, rhinos, birds, crocs, and other animals. I was in heaven! The temperature was perfect and I was having a blast taking pictures. Check out my facebook for a SMALL few of the pictures.

After our safari we went to a sports bar called Primi's to watch the world cup finale. It was a ton of fun! The energy in the room was awesome.

This last week was a bit slow. We had a lot of work planned out but a lot of things fell through, and so sometimes I was really bored. When I was working I was having a lot of fun. I got some good direction on the book that I am in charge of. My professor and I (and Richard) hammered out an outline, and I am really excited for my project. When I was asking my professor some questions about what I should do he pretty much gave me a pep talk that this is my project and I am completely in charge of it. He told me to have the confidence that I can do it, and take control; I don't to need to worry about the other group members. It was a really good motivation to make the book!

We have also been working on our documentary. It's been a bit stressful, but I think it will turn out really good. The tension around here has been pretty high. We are around each other all the time, and so we are all starting to go a little nuts.

This next week will be really busy. We have three workshops starting tomorrow, and then we head up north early Friday morning. I will be taking pictures NONSTOP!! WOOHOO!!

Oh and by the way, the food here is amazing and bad all in one yummy bundle. I am LOVE the food but I am pretty sure I have gained maybe 10lbs in a month! GAH!

Anyways, life is good. I'll talk to you all soon. (maybe)


Jess said...

I miss you, but I love all the cool experiences you're having. I can't wait to see more pictures! :D

DeAnna said...

Very cool! You should be sure to write all these things down.

Beckutie said...

Great post. I can't even imagine how much fun you are having but I am glad to follow along through your pictures and blog.
I especially like the pep talk from your professor. It's amazing what you can do when you know someone believes in you!
I've seen your pictures Lu - they are awesome. (shouting) I BELIEVE IN YOU TOO!! :)

Amanda Leigh said...

Hey girl! Yay! You have a blog! Me too! Now we can be blogging buddies! :) Love you! Hope your doin well! Love the photos!