This morning our good friends - George and Joel Dawson - left for Africa. It is not a complete year if they do not go to Africa for something. This year they are doing it right away. In the old days - George would be setting up science programs for different governments. Later - it would be to visit old friends and students. Usually every trip ends up with a pile of pictures of animals.
The trips winds from Tallahassee to Atlanta - then a long trip across the Atlantic Ocean to Amsterdam. After an 8 hour layover there - they board a plane for Tanzania. You would think the trip is over then - but to get to their out of the way destination - it is another 5 hour bumpy bus trip to the wild country. They will be traveling 24 hours in all to their destination.
This morning - I took them to the airport in our electric Leaf. Of course they gush over the car for me - and the car performed well - quiet and peppy. They had to large backpacks that they will check into baggage - the other two bags they will keep at their seats.