still upright for the win

I’m still recovering from probably one of the best birthday weeks ever
Spring break with Diamond and the girls, skiing in Michigan
Despite none of us being able to ski before we got there, we got the hang of it, loved it
AND, all came home in one piece…colour me shocked
Although, it was a bit touch and go when Magoo got thrown out of the dog sled and flew head first into a tractor. We got REALLY lucky that she walked away from that one.
I’m not sure how many lives kids get, but that HAD to use up one of hers fo sho.
In unrelated news, I peed my pants on two separate occasions from laughing so hard…so you KNOW there was fun being had.
It was the perfect family getaway before I head back out on tour this weekend
Which reminds me, Sydney peeps, do you have your tickets for the tour yet? They’ve been selling crazy fast, which is better than awesome!

CLICK HERE FOR THE SYDNEY TOUR DATES

Also, wanted to thank you guys for being all congratulation-y and lovely, when I posted THIS ON FACEBOOK
I almost felt bad about pranking you for April Fool’s Day

SURE I did.

lesson learned

Day six of filming for the South African episode for RHYTHMS & ROOTS, took us to an incredible wildlife preserve just outside of Johannesburg, in the Cradle of Humankind

A truly amazing place, where all the animals roam free. It has everything, black panthers (there’s only 24 in the WHOLE COUNTRY), lions, leopards, wildebeest, jackals, cheetahs, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, hippos, warthogs (JUST like Pumba from the Lion King…OMG!!) It’s exactly what you imagine South Africa would be like. But better!

There’s an abundance of too cute for words, baby animals. The breeding program is wildly successful and there’s also a full time anti-poaching stuff that patrol the 1600 ha property, making sure all the little bubbas are always safe. Very cool.

Even cooler?
Getting to see these gorgeous babies up close
Feed them
AND hold them

Amazing, no?

Sure beats any zoo I’ve ever been to
There’s special ‘safe’ areas for humans to go to, where the fun stuff happens with the animals

To say was excited, would probably be the understatement of the year

I was actually skipping!

And possibly not paying attention to the signs
And holy shit

That’ll learn me.

 

PS – no Jennys animals were harmed too badly in the filming of this episode