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AFRICA to the USA… and beyond

AFRICA to the USA… and beyond

Bryan here.  Just wanted to give everyone an update of where we are and our future plans. Those that are on Facebook already know part of what I’m about to say, but we realize that DSC_0832 not everyone has subjected themselves to the evil world of Facebook.

Well, our 4.5 months in Africa are coming to an end soon. We’re currently in Swakopmund, Namibia (a small German settlement on the west coast of Namibia).  We left the United States for the second leg of our trip nearly 8 months ago, and only have 3 weeks left in Africa before weDSC_1280 board our plane home. By no means is this the end of our journey. We’d always planned to come home for a couple of weeks before setting off to explore Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the middle-East. But now, things have slightly changed. We will spend a week in DSC_0539northern Virginia starting April 5th and then a week in Hampton Roads (as planned), but then we’ll hop in our Expedition (with Uncle David’s trailer in tow) and set off to travel parts of the USA and Canada that we’ve never been before. The weatherDSC_0294 in the States and Canada from April to September is just too good to pass up. After we’ve finished our USA/Canada tour we’ll get back on course and finish up our world tour.

With all that said, we’re hoping that our readers can provide us some input on where to go. Please let us know of any “must-see” places, events, DSC_0304concerts, restaurants, etc. in your neck of the woods; by commenting below.  Also, we’d love to meet up with as many friends and family along the way.

On another note, we’d like to pass another “gift” onto our readers. Recently, I entered a photo competition through Oasis Overland (the company we’re traveling through Africa with; although DSC_0286they have tours all over the world).  I won 3rd place in the competition, which entitles me to discounts on any future Oasis trips.  I don’t plan to use this prize in the next 12 months, but I can give it away to family or friends.  Please pass the word if you know anyone that’s interested.   (Note:  I won with my DSC_0323photo of the Mursi tribal women in the Omo Valley region of Ethiopia; to the right).

Well, thanks for listening to me ramble.  Kristin will be back soon with her usual updates.  See everyone in April!

Comments (14)
  • Erik Waugh

    March 15th, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Sanford Drive is a must-see! 🙂

  • Ian waugh

    March 15th, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Cool pics as always! Ill never understand the lip stretching thing, I wonder if they can eat soup?

  • grandma

    March 15th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Great to hear from you and congratulations on the 3rd.place win.I think you should have taken first after seeing your photography.
    Hope I get to see you & Kristin.

  • Ashley

    March 15th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I know you’ve had a great time, but we’ll all be happy to have you home 🙂 Seriously, you MUST come see us in Colorado! We’ll have a place in Denver, just minutes from the mountains….and loads of fantastic craft brew. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  • Mama Munch

    March 15th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Wonderful pictures. You guys are tooooo funny. I can hardly wait to see both of you. So very proud of you..
    Love you lots.

  • Dad Munch

    March 15th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Congratulations Bryan! Maybe your future career should be in photography. Kristin, it looks like you’re a little too close to that elephant … safety violation. Can’t wait to see you guys. Love Dad Munch

  • Ryan

    March 16th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Burning Man: Aug 26-Sept 2 …if ya go, I’ll meet ya there!

  • Carol Roth

    March 16th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    The photos are fabulous! Just spoke with a lady that has traveled through Canada and the North East of the U.S. extensively. She said you must travel before November because of the ice and snow, so you’ve got it covered there. Maine is still the best place for big lobsters. Nova Scotia has a place called Peggy’s Cove that has great large rocks to sit on and take pictures. Cape Brenton has great whale watching and flowers blooming all over the place in the summer. Prince Edward’s Island involves a big bridge and a ferry. I believe this is the spot where they left their RV and drove just the vehicle in the surrounding area. The Anne of Green Gables House is somewhere nearby. The Townes honeymooned in Nova Scotia and may have some insight about that area. If you make it across to Alaska, take the camper/rv around Denali and drive the road that goes directly to it with just a car, is what I have read online. Good luck.

  • Jason H

    March 16th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    So far my personal favorite place in the US is in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Within a couple hours of each other you can see Garden of the Gods to the Great Sand Dunes and so many cool things between.

    Pikes Peak
    Seven Falls
    Royal Gorge Bridge
    Manitou Springs
    Cave of the Winds

    Not having to been to a quarter of the places you’e been I’m not sure if it still registers as high on the must see scale but it’s a great US location.

  • Kelly Waugh-Mudd

    March 16th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    What kind of discount did you win?? 🙂 Love all of the animal pics!!! See you guys soon!!

  • Laura (Mac) Flemming

    March 26th, 2013 at 9:24 am

    As always, great pictures! Can’t wait to see you guys!

  • Kimberly Fogarty

    March 29th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Hey Bryan and Kristin. We are excited your almost back in the states and will get to see you next weekend. Bryan, I have to apologize to you now because Patrick is pretty pumped up about his Fogarty Pub 2 layout and is counting down the days for your arrival to get your two cents. Also, Patrick and I would like to know the pit stops your thinking about making during your USA/Canada spots… we might like to meet up with you.

    Safe travels and see you all soon!

  • Michelle

    April 8th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    This looks fun! I definitely don’t have the time right now, but doing at least a part of Africa would be awesome in the future!

  • heather c

    April 16th, 2013 at 1:24 am

    -zion, bryce canyon, arches national parks; grand canyon (duh!) beautiful places
    -asheville, nc and the surrounding area (blue ridge mountains!); great food, great hiking, cool hippie town; blue ridge parkway; hot springs; stay with me if you’d like!

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