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Day 3

South Africa

sunny 68 °F
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Wow, what an exciting day! After a lovely breakfast we went back to the room to get ready for a walk. We went back down to the lobby and when we exited the elevator we were met by the hotel staff singing and dancing around the lobby. This dance routine was for their rugby team the Springboks. It was a very interesting thing to see so we decided to go watch the Rugby World Cup and cheered on the Springboks of SA against the Lions of England. After a back and forth first half the Springboks took control and scored 2 Try’s and beat the Lions by 20 points, which is a very large margin of victory in rugby. We watched the match from a bar, of course, and you could feel the energy change as the different teams had the advantage. The small amount of English fans were certainly drowned out by the SA fans.

After the match we took a diamond museum tour that was very informative and at the end of the tour perused the various diamonds and tanzanite for sale in the shop. After a walk around the harbor and a nice snack of flourless chocolate cake and a cinnamon croissant, we went back to the hotel to take a nap before dinner. We ate dinner at a nice seafood restaurant and then took a walk and headed back to the hotel for a nightcap. I bought a Springbok jersey and was actually congratulated by several English fans throughout the day. Today was a lot of fun and it is always better when the team you are rooting for wins!

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Day 2

NE and SA

semi-overcast 70 °F
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Well we made it! After a super long day and half and over 10,000 miles we have made it safely to South Africa. It is definitely better sitting in the Front of the plane, non-stop food and drinks and and a lay flat seat to take a much needed series of naps.

We had the easiest route thru passport control and customs that we have ever had - NO LINE! We breezed thru so fast that our driver hadn’t yet arrived at the airport to take us to the hotel. After about 20 minutes of looking around and asking questions we found our driver and whisked us to the hotel and gave us a mini-tour on the way. We also met two lovely ladies Rita and Dawn that were also coming a day early and are on our tour.

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How to view photos

How to view photos on this blog

To view the photos posted go to Photography on the right side of the screen. Underneath the photos click on More Photos and you will see 3 photos posted today. Photos will appear with the most recent photo first. All of Russ’s photos from last summer’s motorcycle extravaganza are still there so you can stop scrolling when you see the first picture of a guy and a motorcycle.

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Day 1

NC, GA, AMS, SA

overcast 77 °F
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Well, we’re off. We had a nice uneventful ride to the airport and the driver had previously worked at Motorola, so Beth and he had a lot to talk about and some folks they new in common. Just waiting for our first flight to Atlanta and we won’t have time to post in between that flight and our flight to Amsterdam - so this is it for day 1!

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Russ and Beth's Excellent Adventure

South Africa....here we come!

On Thursday, October 31 our South African adventure begins! You can follow us as we travel through South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe by reading our Travel Blog. Each day we will post a recap of our adventures as well as a few pictures. Most photos will be taken with Beth’s fancy camera which won’t be uploaded until after we return home on November 16. But we will capture a few shots with our phones to share with you each day.

Let the adventure begin….

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