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Trip Start Jan 10, 2006
Trip End Jun 02, 2006

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

My stay at Chad's was also perfect. He has a great family and pictures of our grandfathers on the wall. It was really nice to see these ancestors before I left (I hadn't known my great, great grandfather in Italy had such a long beard!).
Tuesday morning I got a taste of Atlanta traffic (much worse than St. Louis) on the way to the airport. I am so greatful to Chad for the ride and stay. A taxi would have been in excess of $60 easily.

My South African Airways flight to Johannesburg had a refueling stop in the Cape Verde Islands. I'd have liked to see what they look like, but it was dark. The flight was very smooth and on time. I'd even call it entertaining. I played a lot of chess against a computer (eventually winning every time) and watched two great movies. One, called "From Nkoko with Love," was a documentary on a grandmother trying to instill traditional ways in her granddaughter and community before she passes. It was very well done and set up the trip nicely.

In Jo'burg, I had a little trouble changing planes, but they put me on the next flight to Cape Town, just 1.5 hours later than my original.
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