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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Going to South Africa

32 comments:

Craver Vii said...

That's going to be a great time for sure. I would love to do something like that. Joan is such an interesting lady. I don't know which is more impressive, her bug thing or her tender heart.

Camels & Chocolate said...

I'm so excited for you! And will furiously be taking notes for my own trip next month.

Carolyn said...

Gaelyn you are so lucky...it sounds like an absolutely amazing trip and I look forward to your wonderful, informative posts of this beautiful part of the world.
Smiles and blessings

Nishant said...

I would love to do something like that.

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The Good Life in Virginia said...

i am so happy for you and this trip of a lifetime. i know you will be in awe of everything you encounter and more. enjoy...enjoy my friend. and, of course i am looking forward to your marvelous captures.
i was also going to suggest you try to get out in frankfort...but, you already covered that. 11 hours is a long layover.
until later...many hugs and safe travels!!!!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I'm so pleased you brought all us newbies up to speed with your fantastic vacation plans, Gaelyn! This sounds like the trip of a lifetime and I am looking forward to reading all about it!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: A trip of a lifetime, have a wonderful time in SA, Joan should be an excellent guide.

Jo said...

Aw, Gaelyn, my heart literally squeezed when I read your write-up about my precious country, South Africa. I love that you're going to meet up with two other SA bloggers. I follow their blogs as well. I know Joan will be an excellent guide and companion while you're in Gauteng. I know you will enjoy the trip up the Drakensberg immensely. And wow, the Cape and the Karoo. If we 're back in SA before you're too far south (although nothing is too far for us on the motorbike) then we'll meet up with you as well. Just enjoy the anticipation now... (((Hugs))) Jo

Diane AZ said...

I'm so happy for you! I'm sure you'll have a great time safari camping with Joan. Of course I look forward to your posts about South Africa.

dowhatyoulove said...

What a wonderful place to start your travels of the world! Isn't it amazing the contacts that we can make now through the internet? Not only lovely friends through blogs, but also resources like couchsurfers.

I SO look forward to seeing pictures of your adventure! Since I will not be online much, I look forward to going back through your blog archives when I get the chance to be online, and see your journey.

Have a BEAUTIFUL Journey! I look forward to the day when I start to explore other countries.

Natural Moments said...

Dreams certainly do come true when we surrender the status quo to follow our heart on the leading edge of the ever expanding and traveling universe.

Karen said...

Oh, I am so jealous! Seriously, though--you are going to have such a wonderful time, and I will be waiting to see all the pics and to hear all the stories.

Barb said...

Gaelyn, You'll have a wonderful time - of that I'm sure. Can't wait to hear your stories of adventure and hope some of them include wild animals! Be sure to check your Wireless before you leave, to make sure it's working. My friend Mary (whom you met) has been touring Australia and NZ for the past 2 1/2 months. She has been having trouble blogging - esp in Australia.

Elaine said...

That sounds like a wonderful adventure you have planned. I know you will have a great time. Be sure to take lots of photos, and take along extra memory cards. It's amazing how fast you can fill them up. You'll want to consider having a good backup system so you won't lose any of your precious photos. Most of all, have fun!

Kirsty said...

You'll love it! Kruger is the most exciting and at the same time peaceful place I've ever been - i'm so glad you're going there.

Ginger said...

Supercool!! And isn't couch surfing the best? Someday, someday.

Lunachance said...

Wow, I have been reading your blog for a couple of months and did not know you were heading to SA. I hope you are able to post blog messages of the fun you have, and things you really enjoy. I am going to SA this spring. A week long safari at Kruger will start my trip, but have 8 days in Cape Town that I have not nailed down... I hope you can inspire or lead me in part of my adventure.

Cheers,
Lunachance

A human kind of human said...

Gaelyn, I am so excited for you and for me as I am going to meet you and Joan and another SA blogger. In fact I am off to her blog right now to meet her first in cyberspace. I wish for you only the best weather and friendliest people and most ferocious animals (big 5) while you are here. See you soon.

jeannette stgermain said...

So excited for you Gaelyn! You'll have a grand time. My brother was in Kruger 3 months ago, and he told me that he and wife had seen so many animals, so you'll see plenty! And with Joan as your guide, you can't go wrong! Happy Valentine!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Not surprised you're excited! I hope you have a brilliant time, and look forward to seeing some photographs! Hope you get to see the Big 5. And alongside the excitement of the plans, it's so lovely to read how blogging has played a part in all this. The world really does seem smaller these days, doesn't it?!
Janice.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, I am so happy for you. It sounds like you have a nice well planned out trip. I know you will see alot(wildlife and scenery) and takes lots of photos for us to see. I would love to do the safari and maybe some day I can get there too.

SA Travel Online said...

That's one OLD map (the capital of KZN hadn't been chosen yet). Have a good trip and we'll be sure to be keeping a close eye on this blog.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What an adventure. I'm looking forward to reading about it.

Rambling Woods said...

I am so excited for you and Joan to go on an adventure together... Michelle

Small City Scenes said...

About all I can say is WOWIE and cool beans. MB

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

I am so excited for you. It will be a great trip. We will all be seeing it through your eyes as you blog your way through South Africa with pictures and commentaries. Happy travels.

Louise said...

OMG I'm so excited for you! I'm at a loss for words... almost. How very, very cool. (India is the place that's jumped to the top of my list due to blogging.)

Chic's "mom-at-the-moment" is from South Africa. She goes back with her family every 3-5 years. She has made the absolute coolest scrapbooks from those return visits. My favorite one was an A-Z one. If you're up for it, my challenge to to find something to take a picture of that begins with every letter of the alphabet. She got tons of hers on a safari in Kruger Nat'l Park.

Oh, I am SOOOOOOO excited for you! I can hardly wait to see your reports!

Firefly said...

Sorry, I've been meaning to e-mail you this weekend to get your itinerary from you to see how we could meet up when you are down in the Eastern Cape. Let me know if you need some info about the Eastern Cape, Garden Route and Cape Town.

Janie said...

This sounds so fun! I'm looking forward to enjoying your trip vicariously through your posts.

dAwN said...

Have a wonderful time! looking forward to your posts!

Pat said...

Wow! How totally exciting--a month in SA. Jo of Memorable Meanders is also a blogger friend of mine...If you remember, tell Jo hi from Pat in California. What a great adventure you're going to have! Bon voyage!

Craig Glenn said...

OK, so I will begin at the beginning! So excited to hear about your adventure. So much better than my made up adventures I am sure.

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