After a long and good trip across the Atlantic, we arrived in Johannesburg last evening. Only delayed flight was in Johannesburg heading to Windhoek. but...I'm getting ahead of myself...first Shawna and Cerena (Derek's friends from Alaska) greeted us as we got off the plane at Dulles International. From there we all traveled together via South Africa Air to J'burg and then on to Windhoek last night. Collapsed into a nice clean bed at a lovely B&B that Tim and Laurel had recommended. Everyone has been friendly and kind along the way...we picked up our bakkes (pick up truck with camping stuff on top) from Hubert Hester in Windhoek this morning...got a run down on all of the left hand side driving with clutch and stick shift, etc. and he sent us off with an extra car battery and duct tape!
We've made our way up B1 to a few places to get water, gas, emergency cell phones, etc. and have seen a few animals along the way--Shawna and Cerena saw giraffe...we've all seen baboons, warthook, wildebeest?, and perhaps springbok or the like. We've stopped at bakery in Outjo and are just about to make our way to Tim and Laurel's place.
Everyone is healthy, laughing, and having fun so far...thanks for all your good wishes, prayers, and energy our way!