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Before the Trip

The long road to preparation!

Booked, insured, vaccinated- all of the essentials have been completed.
2-gallon zip lock baggies sit empty, awaiting the arrival of drab khaki and olive colored clothes.
Insect repellent, Dr. Bronner's Soap, and Ex-officio light-weight underwear fill my
"Africa" basket.

This is a dream trip for me. As a child I dreamed of going to Africa. When Meryl Streep
made famous Isaac Dinasen's life in Kenya in the movie, Out of Africa, my dream was solidified.
Now the dream, which had seemed a distant, remote possibility, is a reality. Thanks to Jeannine for
telling me about Annie Cronin's impending trip, I am going to Africa.

With a mixture of nervousness and excitement, I prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
There is still much to do and I find the search for necessary travel items therapeutic. Shopping
therapy at its finest. Hemorrhaging money is more like it.

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