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7.12.2010 | My Blog, Sponsors

Closer, closer, closer…

I realized this morning that I’m running out of weekends. I only have FOUR weekends left until I’m on my way to Africa. FOUR!

That’s not many. So today my plan is to make a list of all the things I absolutely have to do before I get on that plane.

I received my Tanzanian Visa in the mail today, so I know I’m officially allowed to step off the plane when we land in Tanzania. People ask why I didn’t just get the Visa at the airport when I arrived in Dar es Salaam. I just wanted to make sure that I had it in my hands, you know?

I’m a control freak.

I’m ok with that.

So, what are some of the things that this Control Freak needs to do today…

I need to call the Travel Clinic and get one last inoculation.

I need to go to London Drugs and drop a bazgillion* dollars on a personal pharmacy to take along with me.

I need to assess my gear and see if I need anything else… (And while I’m on the subject of gear, I’d like to give a hearty THANK YOU to my sponsor OPEN SPACE YOGA for allowing me the opportunity to outfit myself with about $350 worth of essential gear. I love you, Michael!  xo)

I need to look into my pre-climb activities, and book some hotels.

I need to look into my post-climb safari, and book some lodging.

I need to photocopy all of my travel documents and itineraries and leave a copy at home just in case.

I need to ignore the ice cream in my freezer.

I need to go for a run.

Go, go, go.

Do, do, do.

Plan, plan, plan.






Much better.

*Bazgillion may or may not be a real number