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My journey begins Tuesday with a flight from Orange County/John Wayne to Minneapolis. After a short layover, I'm on my way to Amsterdam. A few hours later, I depart Schiphol for Johannesburg where I'll spend the night in preparation for the jump to Gaborone, Botswana the next day.
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... in return for their companionship. We had very pleasant phone chats with our kids. It's good that Christmas is more to them than exchanging gifts.
We went to a well attended pot luck dinner at 1430 hours. It wasn't really a pot luck as each table's "captain" assigned what folks were to bring. The rectangular tables, set for 16, were nicely decorated.
We sat at the middle of the table, side by side. More people came and couples sat across from one another so ...
... cities, the windmill farm to the west, the desert and the mountains to the south of Palm Springs. The haze was not too bad today and so the view was fantastic. Driving throughout the park we saw many of the trees for which the park was named, the Joshua tree only grows in this part of the state. Leaving the park we headed north west on Rt 247 and then south on Rt 18 to Big Bear Lake. The drive on Rt 247 was over the desert floor and uneventful; however the drive on Rt ...
... easy access from the train and to the airport. DH suggested the Holiday Inn Express. It's a little pricey at €81/nt, but there's a free shuttle to and from the airport. I can take the train from VdR to the airport (Blagnac), then call for the hotel shuttle to pick me up. I'll stay the night there, have breakfast (included in the price) then take the shuttle back to the airport for my flight to Paris, then to Los Angeles.
... site at Elks Lodge were willing to allow us to stay the night of the reception and I pushed the envelope for another nights stay, pre-wedding. Although it sounds like a place to lay your head, it's actually more of a gathering venue without sleeping quarters. The location is mostly known for their popular Friday bingo nights which was actually cancelled for the reception. (I had a feeling there might be some bingo wedding crashers.)