Some people here are aware that I've been fighting a very bizarre bone infection in my right thumb. It's my dominant hand so that conjures up alot of things that are harder to do with an disabled thumb--like zippers, buttons, slicing foods, handwriting, picking up a dime, tweezing eyebrows (hey, even some of you metrosexual guys do it; confess!).
Add half showers with a glove and upper arm PICC line and blood draws, dressing changes, xrays and home care nurses. A simple hair wash can be a
Having now completed my third safari, all purchased thru LL, I need to acknowledge and offer kudos to Julian Asher, one of the original LL community members.
With jashermd's assistance, enthusiasm and shared experiences, I may never have bought my first safari. I can elaborate but the moment I actually arrived at Tuningi Lodge at Madikwe, I fell in love with the concept of "safari".
I can never hope to replace Dr. Asher's expertise about traveling in Africa nor his insight
Originally Posted by kyshel
Finalizing reservations for Westcliff in Johannesburg and Mkuze Falls in Kwaa Zula Natal (AKA Zululand)
No other bidders today 6am PST. SNAP--it was ours!!
I had already rec'd info about the tented lodges not being available and they offered to upgrade us to all 4nts in the thatched chalets. I really wanted to do the tent split, but not this time. (MAYBE LL will have made a deal with Marataba Lodge in Lipopo for our NEXT safari???--OOOH a FLY-IN pkg would be outstanding!!)
I am heading to the house my father built. It's an old tobacco barn, converted to a home. It was started in the sixties and originally housed my grandmother's art studio, grandma and grandpa. All the interior doors were made by Dad--rough cedar panel with diagonal cross framing. Mom and Dad moved in after my grandparents passed away. All the land was lovingly landscaped and mowed for so many years--by Dad--riding over a couple of acres of not-so-flat-land. Bamboo that overgrew and invaded the patio
First leg of our long trip to South Africa. Cincinnati to Atlanta (night before)
TSA: Do you have something in your bag that looks like mineral makeup--in a cosmetic bag?
kyshel : uh, well, yes; I know exactly where it is so I can take it out for you.
TSA: don't touch the bag, ma'am!!
ksyhel: Ok--the pouch is on the bottom. It's my mother's ashes--I'm taking them to Africa.
TSA: [totally freaking out and jumping back] Ummm, umm, umm--please take them out yourself
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