Monday, May 5, 2008

Crossing the border into South Africa

Hello everyone!
This post is being written by Kerri's mom b/c she called me this afternoon (10pm her time and she was soaking in a tub!) and doesn't have an internet connection. They were actually camping at a spot that had showers and one bathtub. For those of you who know Kerri, she does like taking baths! She wanted me to tell everyone following her blog that she will be posting pictures of Namibia at a later date when she has good internet connections.

They arrived safely in South Africa today and she reported that the landscape looks alot like Phoenix with the rolling hills. The weather is beginning to get a little colder, as it is the beginning of winter over there. The surroundings are very beautiful and she is looking forward to seeing the ocean. They will be staying at a campsite on the ocean called Eland Bay. Each day they will be slowly decreasing the distance they have to bicycle, but, she also said she is expecting some headwind and rain which will make the riding a bit more difficult.

She has mixed emotions that this "expedition" will be over, but, also is looking forward to the end of grueling biking days! Her dad and I will be traveling to Cape Town to see her cross the finish line and I am getting very excited, as you can well imagine a mother to feel!

She wishes to thank you for all of your support and encouragement along the way, and I have to agree. I read all of the comments left on her blog and she has wonderful friends and coworkers! I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Sue Finlayson
(Kerri's mom)


Angie Bradley said...

Hi Mrs. Finlayson,

Thanks for the udpate. Wish we could all be at the finish line with you!! She deserves a GRAND celebration. Have a wonderful time in South Africa. Safe Travels!


Phyllis said...

Dear Kerri,
Guess I better let you know that I'm eagerly awaiting your return to Michigan. I've read all your postings and continue to be in awe of my North Pole trekmate and her commitment to the world.

Susan said...

Wow!! Thanks for posting on Kerri's behalf. I check up onher every day. I can't imagine what you go through as her mother! I have to admit, it's been a little strange not being on a trip WITH Kerri. What an adventure...
Kerri- you have lots of support back home. Stay strong, my friend. Can't wait to see you in person and hear all the gory details!!

Sue and Bruce, have a GREAT time in South Afric!!!

Tanya said...

Thanks for the update. Every day we check to see that our Kerri is still faring fabulously!

She has a conga line of people waiting to hug her!

Have a fabulous time on safari in South Africa!

shilo said...

Hey Kerri sounds like you're having a blast! We're all proud of you! Greg Baird and I are heading out to pick morels after graduation this weekend. I'll make sure we reserve some for you....they'll be waiting. All our love!

Lin said...

Hi Kerri,

CONGRATS! I sure going to miss your blogs. I really enjoy reading it and look at all your pictures. You need to start a blog recapping your different travels, with pics. ;-) For those of us who missed some. Safe travels to you Mr & Mrs Finlayson.


Anonymous said...

Way to Kerri, so glad to see you take a silly idea and make so much of it! Can't wait to see you!

Sue and Bruce,
Please give big hugs to Kerri from friends in P-town and have a great trip . . .


Sarah said...

My Goodness,
You are crossing the finish line in a couple of days! You are truly amazing my friend.

Anonymous said...

Dave B: Way to go Kerri. Your coworkers here at NCMC are missing you!