Tom, My first post got axed as it was too long. I've been to Africa many times ( not just port-calls ) while in the Navy, beautiful dark sky's. Tell your doc of your destination as there are many nasty diseases still rampant in Africa, Malaria being the least. Wish I was going, Chuck Shields > Tom Polakis wrote: > >After a month or so of dawdling, I pitched my southern-sky knowledge and > >enthusiasm to the director of the program. Nearly six months later, the > >lodge offered me the period from the beginning of August through the middle > >of September. I realized that I would be replacing six weeks of the > >hottest of the hot Phoenix summer with the coolest and driest winter period > >in Namibia, and a couple seconds later I accepted it. I am currently > >finalizing air travel plans with my travel agent (who is incidentally the > >co-founder of EVAC): six weeks for me, and the last two for Jennifer as > well. > > Bill in Flagstaff > > > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.