January 14, 2014
Issaquah family gets the most from their trip —
Many people travel to Africa to sightsee, or to go on safaris. But Issaquah’s Leist family had a different agenda.
The family explored parts of Africa in a Land Cruiser stocked with camping equipment this past summer and focused on the culture and the people.
Scott, Sally, Maggie (15) and Anna (12) Leist, along with some family friends, spent five weeks visiting Johannesburg, South Africa, the coast of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Kenya. About one-third of that time was spent driving from place to place and sleeping in tents on top of their rental car.
October 22, 2013
Issaquah author recounts her life on the sub continent
Issaquah resident Roberta Scholdan holds a special affinity for the African continent, a place with an endless supply of her interests in wildlife, ancient civilizations and archaeology.
She called Kenya home for seven years, beginning in 1990, and during that time she came face-to-face with elephants, experienced the fear of getting stalked by a pride of aggressive lions and met a culture of people that to this day, holds a special place in her heart.