Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Packing up...........



What does one need for a two week African safari?  A duffel bag stuffed with a minimal amount of lightweight, olive drab and khaki colored clothing, including the ubiquitous 'safari vest', is a good start.  Pre-treated with insect repellent is a plus.  Throw in two pairs of quick dry panties, a bush hat.......and for me another more elegant hat complete with my lovely friend Vanessa's flower pin "just because".......one pair of sturdy shoes, flip flops for the shower/pool areas where big bugs hang out, PJ's, a warm jacket for evenings around the fire pit as it will be early Winter, and.......make the best of it! 
My back-up camera, the nice compact Canon A1100

My great camera with the 26X zoom

Can you believe, a lady closer to seventy (ouch! that's hard to write!) than sixty, would actually be going on such a big adventure?  For me, who's traveled quite a lot, this is the ultimate trip.  
My cameras will document my journey.  They will be the most important items in my luggage next to my passport.  On my return I hope to share with YOU the beauty of the African continent, the animals, the people, and the special places where I stay.

26 comments:

  1. Oh it's here it's here! You get to go soon after all your planning! I see you have good hats! I know you will love it!
    Have a super great time!!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  2. How exciting to be gathering all these things together ready for your big adventure - wish I was going with you!

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  3. Have a great time. Can't wait to see your photos. I've never done a safari--maybe one day.

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  4. If you have room, slip in a light pashmina type wrap, wonderfully warm and comforting, yet light enough on a hot day.
    What a wonderful holiday you will be having!

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  5. I can't wait to hear all about it. Have a wonderful and safe trip! Make sure you take several scan disk and extra batteries. Carla

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  6. Travel safely and come back to us relaxed and refreshed!

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  7. Oh my, what an adventure it will be! We will get to tag along via your photos. Be safe while traveling.
    Brenda

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  8. Woohoo! I can't wait to see all the pictures! You will have so much fun!

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  9. Oh my gosh! I'm sure whatever you bring will be lovely and you will continue to look all put together perfectly. Can't wait to see your gorgeous pictures and read the elegant words you use to describe your adventure. What an experience you are about to take!hugs and love, Mary Ann

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  10. You are going to have such a wonderful time, and your photo journal is anxiously awaited.

    Safe travels, Chris

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  11. I can't wait to see the photos
    Have a great trip

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  12. Mary.....How awesome that's it safari Time! Be careful. Be safe. And watch out for those bugs!

    Hugs N Herbal Blessings,
    Mandy

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  13. Mary, you look fabulous! Look forward to hearing of your adventures upon your return. Let's meet up again soon!! Definitely weather for an outdoor/cafe lunch gathering!

    Dorothy-

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  14. When do you actually leave? Have a great and wondrous time, I look forward to seeing your photojournal when you return.

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  15. I am getting so excited for you! You are going to have an amazing time. I wish I was going with you!

    When are you leaving? When will you be back?
    xo
    Penny

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  16. Have a wonderful, wonderful adventure, you and your friends! Can't wait to see your photos and hear all about it when you get back. You look marvelous, love those colors! And the animal print scarf!

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  17. Oh Mary, I want to be just like you when I grow up! Trips included!

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  18. What a great trip .Take alot of pictures even the bathrooms, I have a thing about how they are different from ours. Have a safe trip. Laura

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  19. What a fantastic adventure you will have. Even at close to 70 we can enjoy life and have many adventures. Back up camera a very good thing. Have a terrific trip. I can't wait to hear all about it.

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  20. when I last went on an african safari a lady in my group was 83..So almost 70 it should be a breeze for you

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  21. That is the ultimate journey - a safari. A friend of mine went off alone two years ago, equipped much as you will be, and had the time of her life. I look forward to the photos and stories you'll share, and dream of the day when I'll be packing safari clothing too!

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  22. I am so excited for you, Mary! I know you will have the trip of a lifetime and I can't wait to see your photos.

    xo
    Claudia

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  23. Don't forget your walking stick and Ralgex!

    O, what about your beautiful nails Mary? Can you get a manicure in the bush?

    Love you lots, go enjoy and we await the photos
    JJ
    X

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  24. Oh how I wish I could go with you Mary!

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  25. Hi Mary
    This is going to be a trip of a lifetime. I'd like to be going along with you! A safari to Africa is on my bucket list. I know you will have some wonderful stories to tell us when you get back!
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  26. This kind of reminds me of Mrs. Pollifax on safari! Love those books! I can't wait to see all of your photos!
    Take Care!
    Ulrike

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