The best laid plans of mice and men...
Weeeellllllll, here we go. It is almost exactly 24 hours before Sparky and I blast off, and I am in the midst of a slight meltdown. Those of you who are priviledged - or cursed - enough to know me, will know that I have been busy as a cross-eyed man judging a wet t-shirt contest for identical twins. Between finishing school, going fishing (which wasn't anywhere nearly relaxing as I had hoped), and building display cabinets for the fire hall, I have been beat. The heat, THE FRIGGIN' MOSQUITOS, and a purely lacksidaisical approach to packing have put me behind the 8 ball.
We are less than a day away and I have just signed up for extended medical insurance - and the guy reassured me that being eaten by a lion is covered, even if it won't be of much help. I know that at this very second, there are people who have just read that "being eaten by a lion" comment, and THEY ARE NOT AMUSED. Sorry.
At the moment I am going with a suitcase last used by either my wife or kid on our trip to Europe four years ago. I decided not to take the umbrella, Danielle Steele book (even though I haven't read it. SURPRISE!!!), three zip loc bags and two articles of feminine hygiene protection that were squirrelled away in the various pockets and compartments. I am having a tough time envisioning how I will be able to get stuff into the suitcase when I don't know what I am buying, or what I am leaving. I know I won't bring back any ammo or the ammo box. I will likely dispose of any battered or abused underwear. Or maybe not.
I think I have the clothes things figured, but I may be a bit underdressed. The last forecast I read put the lows at -3 in the mornings with highs of up to 24 in the heat of the day. Heat is no problem. I just don't plan to take much of a jacket, which may bite my butt at some point.
Oh well. I need to stop rambling on and get with the program. I don't know exactly what that is, but I'm gonna find out. My next post will likely be from some spot with free wifi - could be Calgary International, could be Amsterdam. Might be the lodge at Steyn Safaris. Your guess is as good as mine.
Posted by morganhart
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