I haven't been around for a while as some probably noticed. The last month or so before my trip to Africa was a truly hectic time and it was followed by 25 Days of almost pure bliss. Remove the almost four days of travel time and it was as close to bliss as I'm likely to ever see in this lifetime. The people, the places, the hunting were all just amazing. I haven't traveled outside of the US as a civilian and this was my first trip back to South Africa since the 80's. If you ever want to see just how good you have it here in the US I strongly suggest a trip to Africa. The bulk of our time was of course spent in The RSA but we made some brief ventures into Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. It's good to be home but I sure hated to leave.