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I’m Headed to Africa!

Today is an exciting day! I’m headed to Africa! This will be my first trip to that continent and I am so excited for this new travel experience. I’ll be traveling with my in-laws, and leaving the hubby and kids at home. Sounds a little unusual, right?

Things I’m looking forward to:

  • Seeing new countries – we’re headed to South Africa & Botswana
  • Taking tons of photos
  • Going on a safari & game farm drive
  • Trying some new foods
  • Shopping for some unique treasures
  • Attending a local church service
  • Meeting and talking with local citizens

Things I’m worried about:

  • The 16 hour flight (more on that later)
  • Being away from my daughters for 16 days
  • Being away from my husband for 16 days
  • Forgetting something (even some of us travel “experts” still worry about that)
  • Getting sick or injured

So, I’m definitely letting the good outweigh the bad here, and can’t wait for the trip. But, I’d appreciate any good thoughts and prayers you could send my way as I embark on this adventure! Stay tuned to all my social accounts (blue buttons below) for updates and photos!

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  1. Natalie says

    That sounds like a wonderful trip–going to South Africa for a safari is on my travel bucket list. (I’m not sure that I could go without my husband but with my in-laws though!) Thoughts and prayers that you have a wonderful, amazing trip, and don’t forget anything!

    • Kimberly says

      Going alone with the in-laws certainly helped keep the costs down! That’s one advantage of traveling without your spouse. Although, it was tough when I was wishing he was with me to experience what I was experiencing. Just gives me a reason for a return trip!

  2. Mamapotamus says

    1. I just realized that I wasn’t following you on Pinterest and Instagram and Twitter and everything else, so I did it all at once… hope that isn’t scary.

    2. The only think I know about Africa is: If it’s Lion mating season, wear closed toe shoes. It’s also tick mating season and they will lay eggs between your toes. I hope that helps. :)

    • Kimberly says

      Not scary at all! I’ve done that before when I find a blogger I like — hopefully I didn’t freak any of them out! :)
      Pretty sure it wasn’t lion mating season, but good advice to know!

  3. Aishaz says

    WOW! Traveling! I think I would also feel a bit worried to leave my kiddies and better half for sixteen days but then again, you’ll have fun isn’t it? Hope you’ll enjoy your trip.

    • Kimberly says

      Hi Aishaz! I’m so lucky to be married to an amazing man who is very involved with our girls. He did have to ask me how to get stains out of ski bibs, and how to brush my youngest’s hair (he didn’t brush it for the first 9 days!!). Thankfully they all survived beautifully and it was a fun experience for all of us. They had special “daddy” time and I had some mellow mom time. :)

  4. Sarah says

    I just found your blog and I am excited to read a bunch of your posts! I recently returned from 6 months in South Africa and it was a wonderful experience (even though the flight is horribly long!) I hope you enjoy your time there and I look forward to reading about your trip!

    • Kimberly says

      6 months, wow! What part of South Africa were you visiting? I had a great time and really want to try and head back. The airfare for a family of four would put quite a dent in our travel budget, so we’ll have to wait and see.

    • Kimberly says

      I had a fabulous trip Kim. And it was great visiting and traveling with my in-laws. I’m sure we’d win an award or something! :)

  5. Kristi D says

    Wow! Sounds like a cool trip! I’ve never been to Africa, so I will check back to see how your trip went. #SITSBlogging.

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