... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Africa Calling…Mambo!

My life-long friends, twin sisters, Leslie and Laurie Coaston, who brought Seattle the famed Kingfish Café, who for 20 years fed and nourished the palate, have put together an excursion to now FEED YOUR SOUL: A SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNEY NOVEMBER 1 – 14, 2018 and you’re invited!


As the twins are working to assemble an adventurous, fun seeking travel crew for this dream trip, I am posting today for those who might be interested in this once in a life-time opportunity. For details on how to participate, please see link below and connect with Susan Cathcart.

I have traveled extensively, through the U.S., Europe and even Iceland. Africa, The Motherland is indeed on my bucket list.

Enjoy this re-post of my mother’s journey three years ago to East Africa. It’s never too late when Africa is Calling!

June 2014
Today, in the Menopausebarbee’s Spotlight, take a moment to enjoy the sights, imagine the sounds, and awaken all your senses from our mom, aka Tutu’s recent journey to the Mother Land. Our Mama, the original Menopausebarbee continues to teach us, we are never too old to go, to learn, and to grow. At 82 years young, she just returned from a 2 week Safari to Tanzania, Ngorongoro, The Serengeti and Zanzibar.
Mama paid witness up close and personal to wild life, authentic Masai villages, night game drives, and the original slave trade market and quarters in Stone Town. She engaged with the land, the people, the history. Her heart was broken by the massive poverty where houses were built from elephant dung, and children’s shoes were made from auto tire rubber. She was inspired by the tenacious work ethic, and will of the people to keep on keepin’ on.

In Mama Tutu’s words, “The trip was the most humbling, pure, raw beauty I have ever witnessed in my life. It was an experience I shall never forget.
“Tracie and I are beyond grateful that our Mom had this experience and we look forward to making this journey one day. We are left to remember what Barry Finlay said in Kilimanjaro and Beyond:
“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”