Here we are traveling to the “The big dunes” outside of Niamey, accompanied by the majority of our clan. In this photo you can easily spot Fassely, the twins Haoua and Adama, our friend Malik, my Touareg father, Ahoudan, Cherifa and Marie, and their father Ibrahim (their mother , Halimata, brother, Abdoulkarim, and sister Fatoum Zara are in the car). Our neighbor Amadou sits also in the back of the truck. Of course, Arouna and Hassana were also with us, enjoying their first trip to these grand and majestic dunes. They spent much of their time running and rolling down the dunes, as well as exploring the river oued far below. We enjoyed a traditional meal of rice and beans atop the dune, all together, sitting around the dish on a large plastic mat. What memories!! I think Arouna and Hassana won’t forget this adventure for a very long time!!