Putting on my fleece
Trip Start Jan 05, 2009
29Trip End Mar 12, 2009
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i had hoped to kayak while i was in Simon's Town and on Tuesday, i awoke to incredible paddling weather. the waters were calm and there was sun, sun, sun. it was beautiful! i had my own boat and couldn't wait to get out and have the chance to see the town from the water. Simon's Town butts up to the Table Mountain Range and it really is a dramatic setting. seeing it from the bay made me realize how massive the mountains really are.
after 29 hours of travel, me, my luggage (including 2 bottles of wine and 1 bottle of olive oil) and my giraffe arrived safe and sound in SFO.
as i waited outside the international terminal, i had to don a fleece top to combat the breeze. it just isn't as warm here as in Cape Town....! Marie and mom came to pick me up and i was so happy to see their friendly faces! we all admired my tan and laughed a lot on the drive home. then they took me to get a monster burrito for lunch. oooooh burritos, how i missed you!
i was lucky to get 10 solid hours of sleep in my very own bed last night. it was delightful! the morning highlight was drinking fresh brewed coffee on my patio. i was sooooo bored with instant coffee and despite the number of times i tried, i never could get the balance of coffee mix to water quite right. why do people drink this stuff anyway? it should be banned.
when i got home yesterday, i was sad about Phantom but it really hit me this morning when i got up and he wasn't here to greet me. i'm happy to be home but i've cried a lot now that Phantom's loss is a true reality. when i'm upset i clean and let's just say that i have the cleanest apartment in Pacifica right now. my background music for the massive undertaking was the new U2 album. it was great to hear new music from them. there were some guitar riffs that reminded me of old U2, circa Joshua Tree, which i liked but i'll give it a 6 out of the gate though. it needs to grow on me.
i'd like to sign off on a positive note. my trip was amazing. thanks for coming along for the ride.
Where I stayed
my very own apartment!