Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year From Zanzibar!

Hello from Tanzania! Above is a photo of Paje, where Carla and I spent Christmas with a group of our fellow volunteers. Good friends, good food, and a great place to hang out. Though, we have been incredibly homesick for family and friends during the holidays. We traveled from Paje across the island to the main port of Stone Town to celebrate a pretty low key New Year's Eve. We are in Dar es Salaam now, heading to the village and back to work again. We plan to initiate a few projects once we get back to Kibakwe, including going full steam ahead with demonstrations of bio-intensive gardening and involving local secondary students in a photo exchange project with students in the US. Well, we have our work cut out for us over the next few months.
To everyone in the upper midwest, I hope that the picture I posted above doesn't upset you too much considering what your landscape looks like right now. I hope that everyone back home is doing great and that everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Happy New Year!


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Steve & Barb said...


For all of you soaking up the sun, good for you! We are getting a little weary with all the snow and icy cold; Seasonal ave. for snow is 46.5" and we've topped 67" so far w/ wind chill temps last night(2/9/08) going to -35F. Our spruce branches are now almost touching the ground due to the heavy snow, usually they are 8ft high!
We've been pleading w/Mother Nature to let up so all you sun soakers, please protest with us and don't use any ice in your tea.

Barb & Steve