So I give it to her, and she calls.
Can you guess what happens next...?
Yep, you're right. She tells us that we've won a trip to Namibia!
We had to do some emailing and faxing back and forth of the official paperwork in order to make it, well, "official". And then we had to wait for them to announce that we're the winners.
Of course huge thanks go out to our facebook fans. This was a facebook contest, and only facebook fans could vote for us. And hundreds of you apparently did exactly that.
And then, our entry in their "Drab Landscape" contest had to be chosen as the best among four other entries in the top five.
Thanks to Saskatchewan for providing us with a "Drab landscape" of which to photograph! Of course not all of Saskatchewan is that drab...we were pretty selective in trying to find some really boring scenery around here.
And so the planning begins! We are so totally excited!!
We know that we're headed to Ottawa, and then Nova Scotia towards the end of September or early October. Then, we'll fly from Halifax to New York City. We haven't been in "The Big Apple" together since 2000, so we'll take a couple of days there to see the city before we have the long (25 or more hours, depending on connections) trip to the city of Windhoek, Namibia!
Our prize includes accommodations for 7 nights, but we've already confirmed with the organizers that we can stay longer if we wish. We were thinking a month, but are already tossing around the idea of staying longer than that!
Somehow, we have to make our way from there back to Mexico, where Sherman the motorhome is waiting for our return. And, if we stay in Africa even longer, perhaps visiting other countries on that continent it will take some planning. These will be the two items that require the most thought over the next couple of months.
If you have any input, we'd love to hear it!
Thanks again everybody! We literally couldn't have done it without you and we can't wait to tell you all about this fascinating country!
We're going to Namibia!