Damn I can't wait!!!
Hah! Nice to hear, well I can't wait and can't sleep
Man, after all the planning hassles and a few setbacks, we are 'this' close from the trail. I must admit, as for Jan, Sawubona and myself, I have rarely seen such excitement. The planning and preparation was as much fun! We all enjoyed it!
And I've just been advised that I have a relief to cover for me at work while I'm on leave...phew, that was a close shave!
RR, Good to hear this
I'm glad everything is still working out
I sincerely hope that we can all finally go on the trail next week as planned!
I have a few new updates which we will discuss in more dept at the group meet on Saturday...All I can say now is that the group composition has changed slightly: my sister and her friend (female)decided last minute to join our group! I'm sorry to say, but Zorro from Nelspruit informed me that due to circumstances she will no longer join us
However, I still owe her a detailed trip report
This means the FINAL group is back on a total of 8, cosisting out of:
Riverrat did some 'research' for us, and we were told that our guides will be Donavan Terblanche and Julie Wolhuter! So, this is the final group, and hopefully if nothing serious happens, we will all start the trail next week Wednesday
The ladies joining lately do face a few challenges to be up ready & fit, but I'm trying my best to prepare them
My backpack is already packed, weight looks fine, and I only need a few minor things
Despite the setback we had, I'm glad the puzzle is finally falling together. I'm sorry for those who really wanted to come along but couldn't because of all sorts of different reasons... I really hope you can make it in future.... I didn't buy all the stuff for only ONE walk
Finally, thanks for all you guys who participated in the discussions, preparation, planning tips etc! Also, thanks for the fun and joking
Ndloti, Vlekkie, Zorro, MM, BH, MG (and if WTM is still around reading) and all others, thanks for the comments, I'm sure if everything goes as planned the next 7 days, we will enjoy every second of it!
AS BH reminded me this week, all I can think is: ARE WE THERE YET!!??!!??