i just got back from visiting my brother and sister in new york! my mom and i left last friday and stayed until yesterday and we packed A LOT of action into one weekend. if you've been to new york you know how it seems like you don't accomplish very much but you stay REALLY busy because half of the time and energy is spent on walking, subway, walking, pushing through crowds, sweaty subway stations, packed trains, walking, crashing into more people, standing in lines, walking, sweating....
hears a rundown of activities and some pics: short plays, sushi, shopping at the Strand bookshop, Mary Poppins on Broadway, Harry Potter, Indian food, Coney Island, Brooklyn, Times Square, 72nd and Amsterdam, Italian food, clothes shopping, massages in Chinatown (I conversed in Chinese with the masseuses! I still remember a little bit from the 2 weeks I was there!), great restaurants, etc.


river to well photo competition

so, after we got back from South Africa last december, our buddy, Ken, decided to create a photo competition to raise money to build a well in one of the villages we visited in the Limpopo (Northern) region. This is a region that was hit by the cholera outbreak that struck southern Zimbabwe last year and spread down into northern SA. We had the chance to visit several villages and churches/schools in the region during our trip. Below are some photos from the region and the village where the well will be built:

So, check out this website: www.rivertowell.com to see about the competition. I have LOTS of friends that are great photographers, so I hope you guys submit some photos! There's different levels and different categories, so everyone can contribute a photo!