It was supposed to be a year of mini local holidays and it kind of has been and will be, and with no big overseas holiday. Two nights at Cowes, Phillip Island. One night in Sydney to see La Boheme. Two nights in Launceston to see our Dyke Friend, and maybe a couple of days away in October.
Big holiday next year in Britain. That may be our final big holiday. R is getting older and does not have the stamina for a lot of activity. Truth be told, so am I.
Summer in Britain 2019 is a long way away. R mentioned a having a bigger but easy overseas holiday this year, when I have holidays in October. I mentioned Hawaii but there was no enthusiasm there. Hong Kong, R decided, a week in HK. While I would like to see HK, it is so hot and humid. I pointed this out to R and he went cold on the idea.
I blame Victor and Gattina. Victor visited South Africa and some other near countries last year. I should have never shown Victor's gorgeous South African photos to R. The last time we saw Victor, he told us more about his South African adventure. Since then, R has kept mentioning South Africa and seeing the animals. He wore me down.
Gattina in Belgium has used Expat Explore for tours of England and Ireland. Ah, they do a South African tour. After several days of procrastination, we booked, and once booked for the tour, we booked the flights. Melbourne, Singapore, Johannesburg, Cape Town, where we start our tour. We end up in Jo'burg to return home. We will see lots of big critters. The company telephoned to ensure that R is fit enough to participate in the tour. He thinks so. Big bus steps will be the least of his problems. So come October we are off to South Africa.