10 Years Ago Today

As I am still finishing up the book layout for (yes still. Shut it!),  I realized that 10 years ago I was just starting my Big African Adventure. 

So, I thought I'd share a quick, and unedited excerpt from my "Lex's First Big Trip" journal:

January 11, 1998 – Sunday

Arrived
in Johannesburg, RSA @ 11:00ish. Customs a breeze. Russ met me @ the
airport with his shiny red car… "Leave the windows closed," says
Russ, "it's warm out there." (Besides it is better from a safety
standpoint.)

Upon arrival I was fresh (okay, I needed a shower
and change) but invigorated and happy to be in continent #3 in 2 days.
We drove to central Jo'burg, saw some interesting buildings and came
"home".

Headed back out to buy meat (vleis) meat for the BBQ (braai).
Drove out to the country. By this time I realize my sense of enthusiasm
has been severely impacted by my lack of sleep. Met lots of people,
don't remember a single name!  But it was very nice – except of course
for the contingent of flies that seemed to assume the table was set
just for them.

Perhaps tomorrow I will figure out what I actually want to do while I am here.


Note: this may continue as a series if people are interested… I have photos!

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