if you couldn't tell... no internet accessability for me in SA! bummer... it would have been so much easier to give the blow by blow on a daily basis! WOW WHAT AN AWESOME TRIP! yikes... but the return trip has consumed the last 36 hours of my life. hello... it was a major journey coming home. i am totally 'knackered' (you aussie/NZ girls taught me that!) i am feeling it big-time! so i will have to wait to come out of my travel-induced-coma before i can upload some amazing photos and update the blog all about it! suffice, for the moment, that we were truly blessed with safety, and beautiful weather! the people that we came in contact with throughout our travels were so wonderful, warm and accomidating to our travelling with 3 youngsters... the kids did amazingly well and absolutely LOVED every minute of it! i feel such an increased bond with my little family after going through all that together. so awesome! we flew from johannesburg to JFK... got out this morning and took a cab into the city and window shopped along 5th ave for a few hours...back to JFK to atlanta then home.... sigh... all is well here! so happy to be home and drink a huge fountain diet coke with lots of ICE! i will go into more details later... off to my OWN BED!