Safely in SA after what might possibly have been the most painful flight of my life. Do NOT crank up the air conditioning on a plane full of tired people who have been living on the equator for two years. Got to Joburg - we are staying in a cute B&B in an adorable neighborhood called Melville. Kind of like Fells Point, actually. Going to the MALL today! Apartheid museum is closed. . . A weird casino tonight (modeled after a Tuscan village -- should be interesting). We are going to do a safari on my birthday then board a fancy old-fashioned train on Christmas to go to Cape Town. The train traverses most of the country so apparently we can see ostriches and springbok, etc. from the window while eating ostrich steak and drinking good South African wine. I am soooo excited. The climate is lovely, cool in the mornings, hot in the afternoon, cool again in the evenings - NO humidity!
Hopefully I can get a hold of Kevin's camera and post some pictures soon.
Until then, cheers, happy holidays & I love and miss you!