Sunday, December 26, 2010


You really don't need to see this, but just to offer by way of explanation for my lack of blogging over the past two weeks--in addition to traveling, not having internet, and being generally exhausted from traveling and not having internet, I got one of the worst sunburns of my life while canoeing on the Wild Coast of South Africa. My legs went from bright red to purple, and after a day of driving and a day of flying, my ankles had swollen up from a combination of travel stagnancy/sunburn inflammation/

Yeah, like I said. You really don't need to see this. Sometimes I think I post this stuff just to prevent A from ever having a chance at a political career. ("My opponent's wife posted obscene photographs of her swollen ankles on a public blog--not to mention her views on Israel...")

I really should post photos of our trip to Kaudwane, a remote village of forcefully relocated San people (they are the "Bushmen" who live as hunter-gatherers in the Kalahari Desert), our day in Sani Pass and Lesotho and then our trip to Bulungula on the Wild Coast. I have so many things to complain about and also photographs of mountains! But the internet is too slow at this cafe to post photos and who wants to READ? At least my ankles are back to normal. I willl post photos and descriptions when we get back from Namibia.

Speaking of which, it's time to get packed for our trip to Namibia tomorrow--we're driving to Windhoek at 6am.


  1. Yes, I'm horrified. You should have paid $30 to buy the sunscreen in the airport. You can't undo the sun damage, but never go without it again. Yikes.

  2. What has been my mantra as a mother for 3 decades (covering all of you)? Not, wear a sweater, but wear sunscreen!!!

  3. Ask A to do cost/benefit analysis of $30 saved on sunscreen now vs. possible future cost of...I don't know...icky skin stuff.

  4. I know, I know. But it's almost worth it for how gross that photo is.

  5. I don't get it...isn't that how your feet have always looked?