Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My Safari

I went to a liquer tasting on my cruise with my parent's last year and tried a delicious drink called Amarula. I realized later it wasn't kosher but the one opportunity I had it was incredible. When I went to their website to check their kashrus status I signed up for all their mailing lists. I randomly got in the mail last month a holiday gift of an Amarula apron. Really super cool. I got an email today about entering a raffle to win an African safari. I like contests so what the hey, I entered.

The contest is as follows: Ever dreamt of a journey to Africa? Or witnessing majestic elephants in the wild? Submit a special moment and if it’s selected as the ultimate Amarula moment, you could win a trip to Africa. What is an Amarula moment? Any special memory that's cause for celebration. Share yours, and you could be packing your bags!

So I wrote about the trip I was on when I first tasted their delicious drink. And made it sound all sappy to win the contest. Below is my entry.

Being in my late 20s and having my parents in their 60s I realize that I unfortunately don't have too many opportunities left to go on vacation with both of my parents. Not that they God Forbid are getting too old (they are both "Recycled Teenagers" after all), but we do not often have vacation breaks at the same time of year. Last winter they offered to take me along on their grand cruise of the Eastern Carribean and I quickly accepted. It was 11 joyful days that we got to spend together. This picture was taken on the picturesque beach in the Cayman Islands. I look forward to the next opportunity we have to travel the world together. Perhaps to a kibbutz in Israel, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or an exhilirating African Safari (hint, hint!). Although the best vacation might just be sitting on the couch at my parent's house in California. There's nowhere else I'd rather be...

I'll let y'all know how it goes.


Diana said...

I just won this and I can't wait for it to get here!

Anonymous said...


I too have posted a photo on the my amarula moment web site. I've also pointed out to the administrator that the contest has some serious flaws enabling one to vote multiple times for a photo. I ran mine up by a few thousand to get a "clicking war" going. It worked. I noticed than Kirsten of Portland Oregon went up by 11,000 votes in just one day. Refreshing the page you could see the count rising.

If there is any justice, all of the multiple votes will be disqualified. Or at least all entries will be judged, not just the 10 high vote getters. When first place has 13,000 votes and 10th place has 51, it kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?

By the way, I did vote 5 stars for yours (but not multiple times, so as to disqualify you). Good luck!