Hilton Garden Inn Richmond South/Southpark
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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.
We left Australia on the 20th of June and we arrived in Richmond on the same date ... this is because we have been passing time zones fast/early enough to stay in the same date for just about 37 hours. In this day and a half we have been in the air for about 23 hours, been traveling for around 34 hours. and have been on 5 different flights. While five flights to get home is a little much ...
... we toured a Confederate Museum, and the White House of the Confederacy and the Hollywood Cemetery.
All three areas were quite well done. The Home of Jefferson Davis was very nice to see. Many of the furnishings are of the period and some were actually in the home when it was occupied by the Davis Family. The Jefferson's had 6 children and only one lived to adulthood, got married ...
... sitting and to our wonderful neighbors, Keith and Wanda, for taking care of lots of things for us. We will miss you all.
Expect lots of pictures over the next couple of days of campfires. Jimmy got a ton of pine wood for us to burn so unless it pours rain (and I'm sure it won't!!!) we'll be having some huge campfires all day.
Chuck came and got ...
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