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Dreaming of Africa
I am married, a lifelong musician, somewhat competent photographer, and world traveler. Having been around for over 60 years, I have lots of "stuff" floating around inside my head that is screaming to get out.


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Monday, August 31, 2009

Eleven Days until Takeoff

In eleven days Tricia and I will "Take off" our work clothes, and take off on our second African Adventure.

No, we won't be catching a ride with the blue angels!

We won't even be taking a Ferry!

We are taking the scenic route from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, connecting to London-Heathrow, and then traveling on to Johannesburg, South Africa.

Yes it is a long trip, twenty hours in the air, plus layover time in B.C. and London.

We are prepared for the long haul, with reading material, iPod tunes, pillows and sleeping pills.

Once we arrive in Jo'berg, we hit the ground running, and will drive on the left side of the road for five hours until we reach our first destination: The Sanwild Wildlife Sanctuary.

We hope to be able to post while we are in Africa, but it will be dependent on our ability to connect to the internet.

Look for new posts from the African Bush.



Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Seventeen Days and counting!

Africa here we come.
It has been almost a year since our last visit, and we can't wait to return.
I guess it is true what they say about going to africa. It does get in your blood, and you will always long to return.
We started planning our upcoming trip while we were still in Africa last year. We apparently got bit by the Africa bug, and want to return and explore.
We leave on Seattle on September 11th in the afternoon – fly to London with a 9 hour layover – (We’re going to take the tube into the city and go to one of the street markets)

We fly out of Heathrow at 7:20pm – arrive Jo’Berg 7:00am on the 13th. Then drive 5 hours to the SanWild sanctuary. After a week there, we drive a couple of hours to Kruger National Park where we are spending an additional week. We fly back out on Friday September 25th and arrive at Dulles Saturday morning, short layover and back in Seattle around noon September 26th.
I hope to get a broadband account in South Africa so that I can upload photos during our trip, but will have to wait until we get to Johannesburg to find out.