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Lusaka, a Walk Down Memory Lane

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

The Road to Lusaka

We arrived at the chaotic bus station in Livingstone to board our coach bus to Lusaka a half hour before departure as requested. After all the nightmare stories we heard about transportation in the third world, our trip to Lusaka went off like clockwork. The bus left only 15 minutes late. We made Lusaka a mere 7 hours later as promised. On the way we were treated to the countryside of Zambia out our window.

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Victoria Falls

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

We made it.

We skirted through the South African Airlines strike and landed in Zimbabwe on time. The moved through immigration and customs at an acceptable pace and found our name on a sign. THANK YOU!

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Africa at Last & Lots of It

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005
Yes. We are here. But here is not where we thought. We are in Africa but not in Zambia or even Zimbabwe. We are in South Africa, in J'burg. We had a great flight down ... [Continue reading this entry]

Africa and Patience

Friday, July 22nd, 2005
Let us tell you about how beautiful the sunrise was over the African continent this morning. Let us tell you how great of a flight we had and how the morning air of Namibia smelled as we stepped off ... [Continue reading this entry]

Geneva & Rock Concert Fondue

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
Our first travel challenges awaited us on our circuitous route to Geneva. The flight connections were horrible to begin with: Dublin-London-Dusseldorf-Geneva. Whatever, we accepted that and were ready. It wasn’t meant to be. Our flight to London ... [Continue reading this entry]

Dublin and a Good Pint

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
She Said . . . For Carl, this trip to Dublin was a visit to the alter of Beer. Dark and strong, with a distinctive taste all it’s own, Guinness. For me, it compares mostly to motor oil, or ... [Continue reading this entry]

Back to Where it All Started

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
Landing in Philadelphia was a bit like coming home. Without our two years in Philadelphia and Carl at the Wharton School, we never could have pulled a trip like this off. It seems a good starting place for ... [Continue reading this entry]

The First Step

Thursday, July 14th, 2005
I am reminded of Sun Tzu, "even a 2440 mile journey begins with a single step..." Today is our first step on a 60,000 + journey. It is 4:30 am we leave at 6:00 for our first flight to Philadelphia. ... [Continue reading this entry]

It Is Time

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005
It is time. Time to go, time to travel, time to explore, time to grow as a family, time to look back on where we have been and take inventory on where we are going. Time normally measures ... [Continue reading this entry]