Prompt: Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).
this is a no-brainer for me...africa...picking a certain moment is way harder. i guess it would absolutely be the first time we saw the elephants in amboseli. it was so surreal, so quiet, so spiritual. dozens and dozens of elephants in a variety of sizes from 3 months old to ginormous bulls standing quietly in the marsh munching on the tasty tall grasses. we spent hours there watching in utter amazement until it started getting late, the land all around us now a gorgeous golden hue...the sun just beginning to set. the elephants emerging from the marsh, slowly wandering off to the west to find shelter and safety for the night, gently moving in between our 3 jeeps...although some mock charged us, some trumpeted...but off they went into the sunset! a moment i will never, ever forget!!