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Group with drivers saying good bye from safari land DATE: February 26, 2009

LOCATION: Highview hotel, Ngorongoro Crater

We had a great safari day. Watched two cheetahs hunting a gazelle, so many other animals also.

Our 3 day safari people fly out tomorrow night and the 5 day folks go to the Serengeti to sleep in a tented camp with hyenas outside the doors. We will also be visiting Maasi markets, woodcarvings and an orphanage that people have sent clothing over for.

This will be the last time we post and receive emails. If you know of anyone who is interested in joining us someday in Africa or Everest or Mt Marcy in New York be sure to connect them to our website. Also, March 28th in the evening in Rochester is our giant reunion and anyone is welcome to share what will be an amazing evening. Details are online under the events button on the JOI site. In addition this year and in the future we have people volunteering in the orphanage here. If you would like more info on that again it is on the JOI and PPS website. In the next month some of the climbers are developing a guide/porter project to help support the guys here who have helped us so much. Details of that will be on the nonprofit site of

We are extremely fortunate to have so many people around us who care. As we return, please be gentle with us as we are not the same as we left and the impact of this year of experiences will take us some time to process and integrate. If you have the time and would like to, the question is not so much as did we make the summit as it is "What meaning has this journey brought to us?"

Kwaheri, (good bye for now)


Have a safe journey home to

Have a safe journey home to reality and family and friends eager to see you and to hear more.
Carol Samuel


Keith - That is so amazing that you made it to the summit! Congrats! We hope you are enjoying the safari. You will have to email us some photos when you return. Safe travels back to New York.

Brenda & Jay Teagle

Good bye

Desi's mom here -- Hope to be able to join you in a couple of years. But don't tell Desi. :)


Assuming you are one of the ones who is going on the next leg of the amazing journey! Have a great time and we will see you soon.


Have a safe trip home. We can't wait to hear all about it! Love, your little sis, Susie

Congrats from Peak PT

Congratulations Climbers you did it! We knew you could...sounds like everyone had a great time. Have a safe trip home!


Awesome news - WOW - I'm still waiting to hear how you made out in Madison and now this! Congratulations to you & All. Safe Travels


The safari must be awesome! Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy! We are on our way to the airport to go to Syracuse. Can't wait to see you Monday. Much love, Mom

Home sweet home

Looks like you guys had a great time on Safari. I hope to see lots of pictures!
Alex and I are safe and sound at home, washing all our clothes and giving the cats some much needed attention.


Yee haw!! You all Rock! Be safe ! What an amazing journey.

Good luck!

Good luck! You should be proud of your accomplishments! Hoping you stay safe and have fun. Get a picture of the flag!