**I made an initial personal Facebook post before I decided to give this travel blog-thing a third try using a wordpress template that I know works. I’m hoping I can just update here from now on. *fingers crosses*
We’re headed to Cape Town in ONE WEEK, and the countdown is REAL. Table Mountain, whale watching, penguins, the Cape of Good Hope, the Southern most point of Africa and WINE.
I’m more than lucky (not to mention continually shocked and thankful) to have been able to accompany Cory out of the country to Belgium, Germany and Malta – and believe me when I say that I am beyond humbled and completely thrilled to be able add another new place to the list of places I NEVER thought I would get to see in real life. Cory will be working during the day through a lot of the visit, but we’ve tacked some time on to the end for honeymoonish type fun. Lucky for me – I’ll have a girly travel buddy to meet over there, so I won’t be as lonely while Cory is working as I originally thought. Adventure buddy solidarity, yo.
There’s a lot to prepare for, and it starts with a 24 hour international flying adventure. It’s a long way to South Africa. We’ll fly out on a Saturday from Gainesville, Florida to Atlanta, Georgia. Here’s where it gets long. We’ll leave Atlanta that Saturday afternoon and land in Amsterdam at 6am Sunday morning with a 4 hour layover. We then hop another 8 hour flight which lands in Cape Town at nearly 11pm Sunday night…and we’ll be driven 30 minutes just outside the city to our hotel. Cory has to go to work on Sunday morning. Ack!
I can’t imagine how Cory is going to survive a day of work immediately after 24 hours of travel and what will likely be a bad night’s sleep 8000 miles from home. He’ll have to use the force.
After walking through that itinerary to convey it to who ever reads this – I already need a nap.