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Big News from Africa
I'm got a brief moment of Internet connectivity here from the ICTR, so I wanted to post a quick note about the trip to Africa. So far, it's been really wonderful. Safari was great, with us seeing all of the "big 5" animals: lions, leopard, buffalo, rhinos, and elephants. We also saw a huge zebra and wildebeest migration where you were surrounded by these creatures as far as the eye can see. The pictures will be amazing.

However, there is other news. On the third night of the safari, while looking down on the Ngorongoro Crater from our room at the lodge, I asked my girlfriend, Annelies, to marry me. She immediately said yes! We're both very excited. At this time, we know NOTHING about the actual wedding; there will be time to plan all of that out after we move to New York.*

I hope you all are doing well back in the US. Today, we're in downtown Arusha, and tomorrow we fly to Zanzibar. I miss you all, but I'm also having a great and relaxing and romantic time out here.

*Annelies says: sorry to tell you all about this via internet instead of in person- but we're super excited and couldn't wait a week until we're back in telephone-land to let you know!!! (and also the ring is beautiful!!!!!)

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It goes without saying (but I will anyway) that everyone in Georgia is super excited for you guys. I can't wait to hear more details, see photos, and give hugs.

Oh, and while I'm at it:
Congrats to Ben!
And Best Wishes to Annelies!

Congratulations! What exciting news and what a beautiful story! I'm glad you posted.

Woo hoo!

We're looking forward to seeing you both when you get back.

Yeah adventures!

Thanks! I may be sending you a new LJ user pic; we saw some amazing fabrics in Tanzania that the local people use, including one featuring many orange paisleys.

Happy dance! Happy dance!!!

Congratulations! :-D

Congrats! And you'll be in New York? City?

Yep, we'll be moving to Brooklyn at the end of August... I'll definitely want to hang out sometime when we get there.

What a romantic proposal - congratulations :-)

yay! big glowy cheering congrats!

and a zillion suave points to ben. :)

That is great Ben, and how romantic too! I wish you a fulfilling future together!


I hope that you two enjoy the rest of your trip!

Be safe.

Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!

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