thanks, herenorthere. That orchid you sent me is still happily alive, BTW. It is a paph. niveum. I was dealing with "family drama", LOL! Mom not going quietly into that great night. Not that she should. She's in pain 24-7...and makes sure everyone around her feels it, too. She's senile, going blind, and only very reluctantly and recently given up her driver's license. I feel so bad for her. I've been trying to get her appropriate health care, and not the standard FL senior citizen drive-by version.
I'm not anti-travel, at all. I just don't emotionally understand the concept of seeing all this wonderful wildlife...then wanting to kill it. After you've killed it, then what? You have some nice throw pillows?
Intellectually, I totally understand what and why Rattler wants to do what he wants to do...emotionally it's a bit of a problem. For me. But Godspeed to Rattler. I just hope he gets "skunked" in Africa, LOL~