Days from Departure

At last we are just days from departure!  The anticipation of upcoming adventures is delicious, pushing through all the chaos of getting ready for being away from our daily lives for a month.   New places, new faces, new learning and with luck new understanding; we wait expectantly for these experiences.  Beachview Retreat has now finished it’s tenth season and for us the timing of this trip is perfect as we are definitely ready to be looking at hospitality from the other side of the fence for a while.

This year Julie and I will be joining a group of 20 as we travel about, primarily in South Africa with brief forays into Botswana and Zimbabwe.  Those we know who have been all rave about the beauty of southern Africa.  We all know something about South Africa’s troubled, violent past and how difficult life has been there, and continues to be, for millions of people.  We’ve read the books and seen the movies and now we are a week away from experiencing the land first hand.  But before our Nov 2 departure from Heathrow to Cape Town we plan to spend a week in that green and pleasant land known as England, Julie’s country of birth.  My next post should be from there.

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