Join us in our travel adventures as we explore the United States of America and especially Hawaii. Coming soon an epic 6000 mile RV journey from San Francisco to Alaska and back. This journey starts in late May 2016 and ends late July 2016. As we travel, we will be posting our experiences such as the Red Woods of Oregon to the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. We hope to see Brown Bears, Moose, glaciers and perhaps even feast on a Salmon or two.
Monday, 19 September 2011
Our last African sunset
Up to now everything was a big blur of packing, selling, throwing out stuff and cleaning house. Unbelievable how much junk we collect. It was such a relief to get rid of it all. It was tough to say goodbye to our family and friends. At this point reality had not quite set in. 7 September, the day of departure. Sean our good friend drove us to City Bug in Nelspruit. The bus stopped at Alzu fuel stop where we saw our last African sunset, last rhino and last buffalo, last for a while at least but not forever. Norman and Sue (Stuart's brother) met us at the airport and Norman had a last shot at convincing us to stay. It was tempting but we resisted. The flight was very pleasant, uneventful and not as bad as one might imagine. In fact it was all part of the fun. Jessica however hated it, but she did have a fever and felt rotten with a cold. We refuelled in Dakar, but stayed on the plane. Arrived in Washington DC mid-morning. Our Mayflower moment was when the immigration officer said "welcome home".
Finally we flagged down our hotel shuttle, by now we were feeling dizzy with exhaustion. The Marriott Courtyard hotel staff were wonderful and offered to shuttle us to various locations in the city, for free.