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Throw back ... this month (this week?!), @ and I drove from our house in to . It was our and a two-week . Words and pictures can't really capture the beauty and magic of that journey, but here's a few pics:
1. Turn off here to drive 1\2 day and then take a ferry on the to continue driving to Timbuktu / (already 3 days from home to get to this point)
2. Standing in front of the mosque at (World Heritage site ... Google it and be amazed!)
3. Crossing the border between Burkina Faso and Mali
4. Market day in front of the mosque at Djenné
5. Enjoyed a relaxing with outside of Timbuktu after going for a sunrise camel trek into the edge of the ...
6. Private households and familes in Tumbuktu have preserved amazing handwritten manuscripts that detail art, philosophy, medicine, and science. Seeing these was an incredibly moving and awe inspiring experience.
7. We ate a lot in this trip ... mostly meat and bread, which is plentiful along the roadside. This was in northern Ghana early in the trip and is our favorite meat ... Guinea Fowl! Nom, nom, nom ... cooked for hours wrapped in banana leaves. Divine.
8. @ on an early morning ride. 🐪 Oh, how I loved riding a camel!
9. Overjoyed at seeing the over the Sahara. ❤ We tried to call family and friends because we were so excited after our long journey here ... only got people's voicemails. 🤣 "Hull-ooo ... yeah, uh, we're in Timbuktu." 🤷🏻♂️🤷🏼♀️
10. A mother's work is never done. We left Collin in Ghana with friends and I would call him daily to check on homework and such. Here I was calling from a remote Dogon village. You can't escape mom. 😘