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Friday, September 3, 2010

3...2...1... BLAST-OFF!!!

Well I never thought it would actually come to this. 6:45 on a Friday night, 4 months of stuff crammed into a few bags. In only 14 hours I will be on a plane destined for Kenya, a place that has always teased my adventurous side for reasons I can't really explain. My hope is that in a few weeks (maybe even days) I'll know why I worked so hard to turn my dream of travelling to Africa into a reality.

I feel very appreciative for my chance to go to E. Africa. If it weren't for the support and guidance of so many people I truly wouldn't be about to embark on this journey. If you are one of those people, thank you so much.

Last night I had a going away dinner- I got to see and say goodbye to some friends who I won't see for a very long time. They were generous enough to leave me with five soccer balls, tons of paper, pencils, pens, stuffed animals, etc...These are things that seem very trivial to us; amenities that I know I usually take for granted in my everyday life, but when taken to rural schools and communities in the Masaai Mara can make a tremendous difference in the lives of many.

Packing has been very interesting and difficult. I'm ending up taking 3 bags. Two of which weigh almost 50 lbs (the airlines limit), tomorrow morning may be very interesting...

Last Minute Packing List
Started taking my Malaria Medication

If you want to get ahold of me when I'm in Africa, you can always comment on this page or email me at norells@students.wwu.edu. If you want to send me a letter (I would love it) the addresses are below:

SEND MAIL TO:   (Sept-Oct)                         Seth Norell Bader
                                                        SFS Center for Wildlife Management Studies
                                                        P.O. Box 304 Karatu, Tanzania

                                (Nov-Dec)                       Seth Norell Bader
                                                     Center for Wildlife Managment Studies
                                                     P.O. Box 27743 (Nyayo Stadium)
                                                     00506-Nairobi Kenya East Africa

Please don't send any care packages as they won't get through customs! Only letters and your love.

Thank you for everything you have done for me.
Peace and Love, Seth- a voice of adventure


  1. Travel safely!! I look forward to following your adventure here, knowing you are taking loads of love and peace with you. <3

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