Before the Africa part of our trip begins, here are some highlights from the Midwest and Florida part of our trip (aside from seeing wonderful family and friends):
-Experiencing my first tornado warning ever (sirens were going off and we went to the basement and everything).
-Going to the St. Louis Arch and the City Museum, a giant indoor/outdoor jungle gym of reused junk and fake caverns and many other things.
-Going to an actual denture clinic with Anne to get her flipper adjusted.
-Getting to two new states: Missouri and Iowa.
-Taking four kids under the age of 10 camping (we are NOT having children).
-Seeing the guy who played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in an off-off-off-Broadway version of Black Swan (sadly, only Anne saw this).
-Mixing the germs from one niece and one nephew to create an awesome new superflu in my body.
-Having my sister cut my hair while hearing such expressions as “oh my goodness” and “oh Jeanette, I’m so sorry.”
-Realizing we leave tomorrow and today is our last day to get everything done.