Later Gators

May 21st


I’ve got new music on my iPod, Chacos on my feet and curiosity in my backpack. I’m out of here!

Happy faces
Rebecca plays with the baggies

Amanda and Rebecca helped me pack up the few remaining boxes this week. I was a bit relieved when they got choked up in the process. It reaffirmed that I’m not the only sap.

A final estimate of the Mozambique goody bag project: 500! Some 200 of them are packed between the three of us and ready to go. The others are in my studio closet and will be delivered to South American in the Fall. Thank you again!

Hopefully I’ll post mid-week from Beira, Mozambique. I will be out in the bush for most of my stay, so checking in will be hit or miss. Yet another time when I am convinced this man should be my boyfriend. Hello! With that tool belt I could upload photos from the moon. I could also watch the LOST finale. Gratefully I’ll give up both to go play with the wee ones at the orphanage and introduce two friends to a place I truly love: Africa.


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51 Responses

  1. Have a wonderful trip! Can’t wait to hear how things are going!

  2. Luckily Lost is online, so you can watch it when you get back! Thanks for letting me play with your baggies!

  3. Have a wonderful trip!!!

  4. 500! Wow!

    Have a safe trip, Kelli.

  5. Safe travels!

  6. Have a wonderful and safe trip. I can’t wait (but will have to) to see the pictures you take.

  7. Have a good journey!
    Can’t wait to see the photos and read your stories!

  8. Judy in Carefree May 21, 2007

    Kelli, safe travels………..

  9. It is so wonderful what you are doing. Have a wonderful time and yes, Daniel Craig is delicious.

  10. Best wishes on a safe and fulfilling journey!!

  11. Have a safe and productive journey! Daniel Craig is at the top of my list too πŸ™‚ What a nice hunk-a man.

  12. Have a wonderful trip! I can’t wait to hear how the kids like the bags. Take lots of pictures!

  13. Have a very safe and fun trip!

  14. Happy and safe travels!

  15. Kelli, I wish you safety, much joy, and a wonderfully adventurous trip.

  16. Hope your trip is fantastic. Safe travels! πŸ™‚

  17. Have a great trip Kelli! Make sure to take lots of pics of the kids with their goodie bags. πŸ™‚

  18. have a good trip. stay safe.

  19. I’ll miss ya Kelli! have a wonderful trip πŸ™‚

  20. travel safe dear friend! may the peace of God follow you on your travels!

  21. Best of luck, luv! Have a wonderful and safe trip!!

  22. Have a safe and enjoyable time! I can’t wait to hear about it when you get back.

  23. have a safe & fabulous trip! you will be missed while you’re away. can’t wait to hear about your adventure when you get back! hugs to you!!!

  24. Have a safe and wonderful trip Kelli. I’ll be thinking of you and keeping you in my thoughts. Thank you for spreading our love with the goodie bags too! You are awesome beyond words!

    Please tell me someone is taping the Lost finale for you!!!

  25. Be well in your travels. Can’t wait to hear the recaps.

  26. Godspeed Kelli, will be thinking of you and checking your blog regularly…ciao girl

  27. Have an awesome trip!!! Can’t wait to see pics.

  28. May your trip be filled with only good experiences my friend! Give out some hugs for me. You should be very proud of your project! Safe and easy travels. I’ll be thinking of you….. πŸ˜‰

  29. Traveling mercies my friend!

    I am so looking forward to reading about adventures!

  30. Enjoy your trip and I can’t wait to read all about it!

  31. send africa my regards! and safe travels. πŸ™‚

  32. You represent all of us, you are our special messenger of goodwill. Have a safe and incredible journey.

  33. Bien Vieje!

  34. Kathie May 21, 2007


    Have a safe, wonderful trip. I will pray for you, your beautiful Africa and your African Angels!

    Can’t wait to hear all about it and see your pics when you get back.

    God Bless, Kathie

  35. have an amazing trip you amazing person.
    hug thos little ones and send our love.
    take lots of photos, i’m sure you will.
    be safe. blessings to all of you.

  36. Have a wonderful wonderful trip Kelli! Kiss the beach in Moz for me!

  37. oh sweetie – travel safe and have a magical time…

    hugs and kisses to you and to all the children….

  38. Jennifer D May 22, 2007

    Safe travel and peace be with you. You’ll be in our daily thoughts and prayers. Hug those little ones for me! And here’s my daughter’s current favorite joke to take with you….Why did the shark spit out the clown?…..because he tasted funny!


  39. Kelli,

    I’m sure you’re on your way already. We’ll be thinking of you there with your goodie bags. Happy travels and you can look forward to Lost online when you get back.

  40. Kelli–safe travels and thank you for what you do in this world!

  41. you’re always finding men that we can fight over! how do you do it? i rented Sylvia just to see him. but didn’t think he was true to the character of… oh what was her hubby’s name? my brain is much. but i’m so thrilled that you’re off on an adventure. but will miss your lovely posts while you’re gone. be safe. have lots of fun. and take care of all the children that you can.

  42. safe travels kelli… have a wonderful time!!

  43. Cara Kelli,

    I forgot to remind you to bring me a rock from Rua Fernao Veloso.

    Blessings amiga.

  44. Wow what an adventure!

  45. Coomer May 23, 2007

    I hope you have great time and I pray that your travels are safe!

  46. Have a wonderful trip! I will be thinking about you!

  47. You are such a terrific person. Although my life has not given me the oppourtunity to trek to orphans in Africa, I will be with you in spirit.

  48. amber May 23, 2007

    Have a great trip! Can’t wait to see pictures!

  49. Have a wonderful trip. You are such a truly GOOD person. I, too, cannot wait to see pictures.

  50. Have a wonderful, wonderful trip! I hope to get to that continent sometime next year. I am envious!

  51. Que alegria! te deseo lo mejor para tu viaje.

    un abrazo grande,