Lauren took these photos from our last shopping day!
The first one is of our star inside the covered place where you wait for a bus in Chicago:
Note my Baggalini purse that Lauren purchased for me before the first time I took off for South Africa. Also, Charles, please note I am wearing the little pouch you advised me to use on my travels. Not only does my pouch hold my passport safely, for this occasion, it also holds my Chicago bus pass that Lauren so generously provided me with.
The photo below also shows our star waiting at the bus stop. However, this one also shows Lauren's high-rise in the background:
While I'm waiting for the third photo of our star to arrive, I will tell you three of the things that Lauren complains about me. She says:
1. I'm too perky in the morning (until she has her morning coffee, I've noticed.)
2. I take up too much of her wireless bandwidth so her computer runs slow while my computer runs fast.
3. The third thing is that she doesn't like my organizing her place. However, who got her a cabinet for each of her closets? Who got her a deluxe TV stand (a file cabinet with beauty and storage?) Who got her apartment management to cough up a new dishwasher that works well? Who is making her donate fifteen pairs of shoes from her collection of 100 pairs of shoes?
I could go on and on. However, I am discreet.
The third photo still has not arrived. What else shall I reveal while I'm waiting. Okay, I'll tell you about some of the important things I'm taking with me:
A box of S.O.S.or Brillo.
While I'm waiting for the third photo of our star to appear, Lauren looked up the size of Africa. If you combine U.S., China, India, Europe and Japan, they all would fit into Africa! Nevertheless, on the whole African Countinent, soap pads do not exist. Not that I have found anyway.
I'm also bearing gifts.
Too much luggage.
Now, at last, the third photo Lauren took has arrived, and here it is, alas, not showing the background of the lake that it was meant to:
I put this blog together Sunday, the day before I leave for the airport early Monday. Most probably, when you read this, I am in the air!
See you in South Africa!