Sunday, January 9, 2011

Off to Africa Tomorrow!

It's almost midnight here in Cabanillas del Campo. Our little bags are packed and sitting by the door. We took the last dose of Dukoral, a cholera vaccine. We did not have dinner, because we ate an enormous amount for lunch and then had merienda at my sister's house.

We spent the morning preparing. Bryan sprayed some of our clothes (the ones we will wear at Kruger National Park in South Africa) with mosquito repellant. We packed the hand bag. We cancelled our health insurance here in Spain, via fax. I called about what to do about my Spanish cell phone service (my sister will call them tomorrow and "freeze" my account for three months).

Then we drove to Madrid and saw some friends. We drank some champagne, went to lunch at a very good Peruvian restaurant. We ate ceviche, anticuchos and aji gallina, all excellent. The pisco sours were even better. There was live music and Ricky danced. It was a great time all around. After that, we stopped by my sister's house, and she had set up a beautiful table for merienda: smoked salmon, cakes, tea, chocolate milk for Ricky. We saw friends too, talked, and had a nice time. Sad to say goodbye though.

Now we're exhausted and have to get up at 7:00 to get to the airport.

El Inti de Oro
Calle Ventura de la Vega, 12, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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