Trip Start Jan 23, 2006
28Trip End Jan 31, 2007
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It was an emotional last few days, with a huge farewell party down at the rugby club on Friday night. As expected things got well out of hand, with everyone putting in a great effort to obliterate themselves. There were all sorts of activities, ranging from the crazy to the downright ridiculous, including but not limited to Harkus Krakus, arm wrestling and buckle whipping (with flag poles and metal bicycle pumps). There was also the obligatory "yard of ale", which seemed more like 10 yards when going down. When all was said and done, it was a great "crack", and a fitting send off.
Today involved the last minute packing, and the last farewells
After being dropped off at the airport, we checked in, which took all of 5 minutes, and then got set on learning Sudoku, which seemed so easy from the instructions, but has us both scratching our heads and demolishing our only eraser for all the corrections we are making. Soon we will be experts though - we have time on our side.
The flight to Miami was uneventful, and after we breezed through customs, we now find ourselves staring down the barrel of a an 8 hour wait for our connection to Santiago. We will be passing the time watching DVD's on our little traveling laptop, so it shouldn't be to bad with classics like Old School (anyone wanna streak through the airport with me?), and Napoleon Dynamite (have you taken that Boeing over any sweet jumps yet? I think you got about 30,000 feet of air there!).
We are both very excited to get this traveling underway, and sitting at Miami we still don't feel "into" it yet, but I bet that as we touch down in Santiago, all that will change. It is with great excitement, and the required amount of trepidation that we embark on our travels - There are sure to be many trials and tribulations, ups and downs and we are looking forward to embracing whatever experiences we are confronted with.
Nag ou groote