Saturday, 1 June 2013

Countdown to Kenya

In a couple of weeks, we are going on safari with this company. This came about almost by chance. A friend is a member of Team Buy, and she saw a purse she thought I might be interested in and sent me a link.

The purse wasn't quite my style, but I saw a link for travel deals. Dear Reader, one thing this blog should tell you about me is that I will always click that link. I am constitutionally incapable of *not* clicking that link. Under the deals was an air-included safari for a price substantially lower than I had thought was possible. Since the plan had been to go 2 years later anyway (when I will turn *gasp* 50), I spoke to the World's Greatest Husband, and he agreed now was as good a time as any.

One of the animals we hope to see

If you are not familiar with Team Buy or Groupon, the way it works is something is offered for sale at a low price if x number of people buy it. Basically, strangers on the internet band together to get group discounts. The number of buyers necessary for this deal wasn't specified, and it said that the deal would expire in 4 days. I signed up, honestly believing that there was no way enough people would sign up for something so extravagant.

It will be nice to see hippos, but not too close

So, feeling virtuous about all the money we would save not going on safari, I started planning our consolation trip to New Orleans. I hadn't quite decided which hotel to stay at before I got an email saying our safari purchase had gone through. Apparently we were the minimum number of buyers. I was very surprised and said to TWGH in a quiet voice, "Apparently, we are going to Kenya."

It was only a couple of days later, when the shock wore off, that it occurred to me to find out exactly what it was we had bought. Curious? Stay tuned.

Housekeeping: The pictures are from our trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2010. Not sure if I had mentioned it, but I will happily respond to questions and comments.