Friday, July 19, 2013

Air Time

Back in the good ole U.S. of A. it was a long day of traveling. We drove from Livingstone to Lusaka, everyone keeps saying it is a 6 hour drive but that never takes into consideration construction, so it took 7 1/2 hours. We flew out of Lusaka Airport the 17th, flew 5 hours to Addis Ababa, changed planes landed in Rome to change crew, get fuel but no passengers got on or off. Then as we broke through the clouds at around 4 a.m. their time the sun was starting to glow and at the point we were being chased by the sun. Kind of throws your internal time off. We landed in Dulles around 8 am on the 18th.

Customs was so much easier, it took 2 hours once we got to Africa, it took 2 minutes here. We lucked out there were no lines that early in the morning. Plus we had the right paper work filled out on the plane.

By the time we got to Frederick, MD we got a bite to eat, checked into our hotel, took a 2 1/2 hour nap, organized and reviewed a few photos. We had dinner with friends and shared some of our memories of the trip.

There are still lots of things to write about and lots of pictures to post. I need to organized my notes and photos. But, will share some more Air Time - one of the last things Rick & I did while we were in Livingstone was to do an Ultra Light Air Flight over Victoria Falls. It was breath taking. If the opportunity is there and you can overcome the fact that you are sitting in a seat right behind the pilot and there are no sides, no doors, no windows, just a little engine and a wing above you - take it!

The photos I am sharing where taken by Batoka Skies.

Yes it is me, flying over Victoria Falls!

Victoria Falls, high water season, winter

Never did find that pot of gold at the end of all those rainbows

Good Bye Africa!

1 comment:

  1. OMG Linda I am getting dizzy just looking at these. I can't believe you did it!! I know we will see some beautiful working coming from this trip. Lov ya


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