We rolled in last night about 8:30 p.m. following a twelve and a half hour trip home from a trip to the Penjari game park in northern Benin. This was a father/son camping trip that we had been trying to pull off for some time now. The dads and sons on our team made some good memories. We were accompanied by Jenna and Stacey, our kids’ teachers, and Glenda Spears, Brenda Holland’s sister. We let the girls tag along to help keep us guys civilized. This was my boys’ first experience at “real camping,” as they called it – I guess that’s opposed to spending the night in tent in the yard. Well, after four days away, I’ve a lot of catching up to do, but I did want to let you know where we’ve been.

For the perspective of one who was left behind, read Maureen’s Musings on being “Home Alone.”