We made it!

It was a marathon: an 11 hour flight followed almost immediately by a 28 hour train ride. But the good news is that the flight was smooth and comfortable (kudos to Malaysia Airlines for making our first flight on these travels a pleasant one), and we had a 4 berth sleeper cabin all to ourselves for the whole train ride, so we arrived in Cape Town happy and relaxed. And now we’re in Africa! Even though we were in transit for over 40 hours, this is by far the fastest transition between continents for us yet, so it hasn’t completely sunk in. Tomorrow we should finally be meeting some of the people who are going on the overland trip with us, and we’re excited about that.

So that’s our update: we made it safely across the Indian Ocean and through Johannesburg. Hopefully that puts all of your minds at ease — and yes, parents, we’re talking to you :)


  1. Debbie Rosen

  2. I’m breathing out now. Thank you, dear children!! LOL we sure never stop being parents, do we?! Love you both! Take care.

    Happy to read your post this morning. Enjoy your new adventure.

    Another thought I live and work by the largest River Valley in any city in North America. As I walk its trails I think about you both.

    Best, Dad

  3. Mother Goose

  4. I was so concerned about you two being in Jo-burg and glad you didn’t stop to take the city tour. You must be so excited about your upcoming African safari. I’m so envious, I’d love to be there too. Not like someone else you know ;o) Happy travels…

  5. Bruce the Moose

  6. Hey what do mean relax? Now you are in Africa?

    Glad y’all had a good trip to Cape Town though.

    Looking forward to talking / Skyping soon.

    Glad that you have arrived safely. I am looking forward to all the details in this leg of your journey.
    If I haven’t already told you guys, I love your website and I am so glad for all of the updates! keep up the good work!

    I’m so excited for you! Happy trip in Africa =)

    You are going to experience a lot of difficulty in updating your website this next part of your journey.
    When you can Mark, check your email for my last message.


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