Wingate by Wyndham- Richmond/ Short Pump
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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! ...
This is just the anchor entry so the map is complete. Train arrived about 11:10--almost exactly four hours late. Luggage delivered in about 5 minutes. Car was still there. (A good thing!) We arrived home again about 12:30 to a chorus of complaint from the cats, who, despite being very well-cared for by our house ...
So it's time for final reflections as I touch up the photos and entries.
I think that South Africa is far more complicated that I realized; that it is a country that isn't even on popular radar in the States so it was a great oppertunity to build off of a relatively clear foundation.
I found myself being forced to face my western mindset and get rid of it. A British/American sensibility doesn't get you to where ...
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 ...
... that we had let the gas get too low and the heated temperatures were not what the fuel tank needed.
The campground had to be one of the worse ones we have ever been in. Absolutely NO shade and it was very small and wide open so all of the 15 or so coaches were in our same situation. It was the hottest days they have ever experienced. Not conducive to walking around the city.
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