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Well, I have actually been packed for a while. Just doing all the little things to get ready to go on a trip this long takes the most time. I did have high hopes of actually making it to the pool today but there were just so many little things to do!! At least I know that my kids will have good dinners for 2 nights. They have food awaiting them in the fridge. YAY! ...
... from Africa and very likely from South Africa so as an American of South African descent, I am proud as a human to see compassion and reconciliation espoused and prized in a country that has known so much pain. There is real strength in the spirit of South Africa and lord willing it will realize its' potential.
Was it home? No and yes. It's a place set apart from the rest of the world; but it feels like home.
... definitely happy to be done with flying and want to be home. While not all of us will make it home tonight we will all make it to a bed that will be much more comfortable than our last flight. It has been a fun journey with these 2 professors and 18 friends of mine, Nd Fred of course. I will never forget the experiences that we have shared. Welcome home guys! Australia we will miss you! ...
... Civil War. After Reconstruction, Richmond's location at the falls of the James River helped it develop a diversified economy and it became a land transportation hub.
Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" was spoken in Richmond among many other famous events.
Maybe a trip back in the Fall would give us a better view of this area in less harsh conditions.
... when I got there that it was a prisoner of war camp housing up to 5,000 troops with about 1,000 dying here. By the time Richmond was captured the prison was empty and the guards had fled after destroying all the records. This seems to happen quite a lot.
The only man tried, and subsequently hanged, for war crimes after the war was the commander of Andersonville Georgia,, which was particularly horrific...
After a pleasant walk and some vistas, I tried ...
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