Headed to Africa today. Highlights included 1) Packed and repacked 3 times the backpack and the roly-poly suitcase named “Elvis” for all the rock and roll; (2) cleared out email and finished chores at home; (3) Steve took me to the airport around noon and we met up with all the others going; (4) Was asked to buy flashdrives for those in Karagwe so spent $170. out of pocket – gotta watch that; (5) Took off at 4:30 and sat next to a young man headed to London for a semester. He was worried about his auntie who had just had a brain aneurysm. (6) Landed Amsterdam in the early a.m.