we made it back from south africa yesterday after traveling for over 36 hours straight! we slept all the way through the night last night (except for about 45 minutes in the middle of the night), but before that i only slept for 3 hours in a 45-hour time span! so, we're pretty tired...but we're safe and we had a good trip. there will be pictures and further update a little later this week once we've caught up on sleep. also, we had to take our camera memory card into a computer store to have the pictures recovered because kirk accidentally reformatted the card...he reassures me that my pictures are still there. i'm very nervous. luckily we had a backup 2 gb card so that i could continue to take pictures. we'll find out later this week about the other 600+ pictures. anyway, all that to say that we'll update the blog soon.