Friday, July 4, 2008
We made it
We're here, safe and sound with nary a scary story to tell about flying. Everything went flawlessly and the 21 hour trip wasn't as bad as expected (maybe it was the Haagen Dazs ice cream). We arrived in Jo'burg to some African children singing and dancing and were whisked off to a lovely little lodge about 10 km from the airport. However, it's COLD (if you ask me, that is). It's in the 60s and it should get down to about 35ish tonight. And me without my mittens! We're in Cape Town now and enjoyed a delicious dinner on the waterfront with some local wine...a Constantia Uitsig Sauvignon Blanc - yum. No students yet - they should start arriving tomorrow. We know that there is a huge mountain just outside our hotel window that we might be able to see if the cloud cover lifts...I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Watch for a photo of Table Mountain - clouds or no clouds.
That's all to report for now. The photo is the Galant family Bon voyage/July birthday gathering (Thanks to Tommy for taking the pic and to Shari for hosting the bash). The video is a very short clip of the airport performance.