And I'm off! I'm not traveling very light as you can see, but one suitcase is filled with warm jackets, books, and school supplies. It's not even coming back home.
The trip I have anticipated for so many months is finally here. My head is swirling in a mass of emotions - excitement, anticipation, fear of the unknown. However, I have a wonderful support system here in Washington as well as in South Africa.
Thanks to the Microsoft Expert Educator network, I have friends in Cape Town, Durban and Polokwane who will take expert care of me in the event I have any issues. They will also be the ones who will help me learn about their wonderful country. So Friday evening when I finally arrive in Cape Town, I know I will be in good hands.
Plus, the good news is that according to my weather app, it's supposed to be sunny on Saturday! When you are traveling from the sunny, warm, summer days of Seattle to winter in Cape Town, SUN is a big deal!
I am Julie Hembree, a teacher librarian in the greater Seattle area. I am passionate about providing children in need with quality reading resources. The opinions expressed in this Blog are strictly those of Julie Hembree and its contributors. They do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of any other entity.