Things I Have Never Said in Africa..

I’ve been sorting through my photos on my computer, yes…..22,000 of them, not all from Africa but there are many from there.  I thought I’d share a few pictures with you that made me shake my head and laugh.  Missing that place today as I sit here staring out the window at the dull dreary Read More

I’m Sailing Away…….

There was lots of excitement today on the beach in front of Son of Africa.  Not far down the beach from our home is a small African fishing Village where there are often many fishing boats anchored just off shore.  Usually they are peacefully bobbing in the gentle waves, allowing for some amazing photo opportunities. Today the Read More

Who’ll Stop the Rain?…

It’s beautiful and a sight I haven’t seen anytime I have been there. Unfortunately, the rains have also caused some pretty serious erosion in the area and flooding in the nearby streams.  It’s like that here sometimes.  Not enough rain, and then, when it does arrive, it’s too much for the landscape to handle and the hardships Read More


                              Tonight I received heartbreaking news from Senegal.  Once again comes news of another death of one of Senegals Talibe boys.  The story was reported in Seneweb, where you can find the french version.  I have also included the translated version Read More

Columbia Valley Pioneer

July 22, 2015 · 8:50 AM 0 Comments Son of Africa Society founder, Lori Ellingboe, delivered shoes to Senegal, Africa families after Summit Footware donated shoes to the cause. Ms. Ellingboe brought shoes to several families during her last trip to Senegal. / PHOTOS SUBMITTED A 52-year-old Radium Hot Springs resident is working toward creating Read More

Fast Food

Son of Africa is located outside of the city in a small African Village.  There are definitely good and not so good, or should I say not so convenient, things about living away from all the busyness  of the city.  I’m finding out that planning is crucial, especially for one that has not yet become accustomed Read More

Lac Rose

We made a trip out to Lac Rose yesterday.  I had just been talking to Argo about how I had seena picture on the internet of Lac Rose and that I thought it must have been photoshopped, but upon seeing the Lake I noticed how much more pink it was than any other time Inhad Read More