I don't normally write much with my photos because my hope is that the pictures speak for themselves. However, many of you have asked why my daughter and I went to Africa. My wife and I decided a few years ago that it is important for kids to see other parts of the world as early an age as possible. We developed a plan that when our kids turn 16, I would take them to a third world country and just try to help people. Helping people in a third world country were the only rules. Some of you might remember when my oldest daughter and I went to Haiti in December of 2009. Well this time I took my middle daugter to Africa. My older brother is a missionary so I knew he would be able to help us get to remote areas that have a lot of need. Now I understand that I am probably bias because I think all of my kids are amazing, but my daughter blew me away on this trip. She dug her heels in and loved people in the most amazing way. We were delt our share of obstacles (lost luggage, rough accomidations, etc.) but she never complained. I was able to see an inner beauty in her that was amazing to me. It's funny when you step out of your confort zone and help people, you usually end up getting more out of it than you think. I've had two amazing trips with my daughters and I'm looking forward to the last one (I think she's leaning towards India).
You can see more photos in the comments below and I've left them viewable in case you want to leave a comment or view them large.