So, a week before I leave for South Africa, what do I do? I go camping for 4 days. A kind of nice escape from reality, but reality is fast approaching. However, since I was a young child, my family has camped. My first camping trip involved my grandparent’s farm, a tent, and a crazed wild turkey/pheasant visit in the wee hours of the morning.
As time has evolved, my family has moved from a tent, to a pop-up camper, to a 70s motorhome, back to a tent, and finally to a pretty sweet RV-all tricked out. Now, camping with a flatscreen TV (although small), AC, and a full dining room table may seem a little removed from nature, but it is a nice escape from packing. 🙂 And I can easily escape to my hammock slung between two trees if I want to relax outdoors.
The 60-70 mph winds and severe thunderstorm last night were not fun. Luckily, we had a TV and could keep an eye on things. 🙂 A tent would not work out in those weather conditions.
Anyways, since I am camping and thus on my last vacation before SA, I will not be giving daily facts. I had to drive to town and chill at a coffeehouse for the WiFi. But I love coffee, so it was worth the rather short trip.
I am also getting a bit used to being more exposed to the elements, critters, and lack of constant internet (which is kind of nice, actually).
So, adios for a few days, as I enjoy a few last relaxing days before I begin the “toughest job I’ll ever love.”
Oh boy, I leave in 8 day. EIGHT DAYS!