November 3, 2015 – 2:50P
Waiting at my gate at the Akron/Canton Airport for Delta Airlines Flight 2211 to Atlanta where I will meet with long time friend Aryn Wilson, her mom Judy and sister Katherine for out trip through OAT (Overseas Adventure Travel) to Africa! Departing at 3:21P and arriving at 5:10P. The flight to Johannesburg, South Africa departs at 7:10P with a flight time of 15 hours (sigh). Planning on taking some melatonin paired with plenty of red wine to help me sleep. Lunch was a delicious Oktoberfest beer and some mediocre spring rolls at the Great Lakes Brewing Co spot in the airport.
I’m excited and a bit nervous. I have no idea what to expect and so my mind is racing. I’m hoping to see some giraffes! I emailed our trip leader Vitalis and he said that three of the four parks we are visiting have giraffes! Already missing Aaron (and Louie, the pug).
Hopefully this trip allows my mind to destress from my hectic work life and free my mind to spark some creative juices flowing for my next books “Sheldon’s Falls” and “The Integrity Pie.” Got my headphones and some music on my iPhone. Gonna listen to some Pearl Jam.
P.S. Praying for safe travels and Aaron to be safe at home.