In June, New England’s White Mountains was named the Number One most beautiful forest in its “10 Most Beautiful Forests in the US” by Fodors. And since late May, Manchester resident and attorney Bailey Buchanan has been hiking them in the ultimate social distancing experience. She’s summited sixteen mountains there this year.
So far this year, it may feel like the fabric of life is fraying into a tangled mass. But to those who look for it, there is infinite beauty and goodness in the world. This week in “Postcards Home,” Dr. Lamb takes us on a trip to both a different place and a different time: sub-Saharan Africa in the late 1960s and early 1970s. With Dr. Lamb as our guide, we will cross deserts under clear blue skies, meet tribal woman adorned with jewels and fantastic fabrics, and learn a timeless lesson from a generous nomad that feels very apt today.
We planned this, our second edition of “Postcards Home” last year when Manchester residents Chris and Jenn Ware told us they were heading out in their Deerfoot 2-62 on a grand trip to sail around the world. Well, we said, would they be interested in writing home about their journey? When the global COVID-19 pandemic hit, we immediately thought of Chris and Jenn. How were they? Where were they? Has the spread of the virus impacting their trip? Well, Jenn and Chris have replied....
It’s a long way from Beverly Farms to Africa, but when experienced travel friends invited me to join them on a trip to Kenya, my instant response was, “Heck yes! Count me in!” It turns out that adventuring across Kenya was far more exciting than I could have possibly imagined. The whole trip made me feel like a teenage girl triumphantly returning from the greatest first date in recorded history. #OMG!