next stop – south africa…

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well our bags are packed and we are headed to the airport for our long journey to south africa.  hard to believe we are lucky enough to get to return to one of the most spectacular places in the world…the people, the art, the landscape, the animals, all simply amazing.  we’ve been working non-stop getting ready for this event along with the team in south africa who’s also been busy prepping, kitting, and packing too.  it’s been a huge team effort for sure and we appreciate everyone’s help.  i’m so excited to have the opportunity to teach again at the south africa scrapbook event, and as i’ve said before, this time with close to 500 students, we have quite the busy schedule!  we’re looking forward to meeting so many creative people, and spending time doing what we all love to do.

bathroomdemo

a funny story to share… last time we were in south africa back in 2011, our handy neighbor art spent the time at the house replacing the floors (perfect timing for a project like that i must say).  this time, he’s remodeling his own house and redoing his bathrooms so he asked to stay at the house while we’re gone (again, perfect timing).  the funny part is that yesterday mario decided to give art a hand to help with the demolition of his bathroom’s – love the photos!  so as we’re packing to get ready to go, art has been moving in – gotta appreciate a good neighbor (now we just have to convince him to kit while he’s here – lol).

so we’re heading out the door and down to the airport with a 20 hour flight time ahead of us – enjoy the journey right?…t!m

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89 Comments to “next stop – south africa…”

  1. Carrie says:

    I love the Pre-Demo photos! What a way to relieve some stress! Just pick up a hammer and knock something out-like a wall or something. Ahhh… feels great!

  2. BE Safe! Have fun…send lots of pics!…HUGS!

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  4. Annie says:

    Have a great time and safe travels.
    Annie in DE

  5. maryke says:

    I’ll be seeing you on the 15th in Cape Town – cannot wait!!!

  6. Nancy Dare says:

    Have a wonderful time guys! Can’t wait to see the pics from your trip!

  7. Patricia B says:

    Safe Travels. Enjoy! Have tons of fun!

  8. Hetty says:

    Make it a memorable trip!

  9. Wilma Fox says:

    How lucky you are , can not wait for the updates on your trip. Have a safe and wonderful trip.

  10. Judy Jackson says:

    Have a wonderful time!

  11. hi have a safe trip and a great time. its sounds exciting! wish to be there! have fun. looking forward to see the new inspirations and creations that will come out of classes. have fun!

  12. Tammy Collins says:

    Mario’s talent never ceases to amaze me…Have a safe trip.

  13. cheryl c says:

    Are you bringing back any exotic Aloes and other succulents??? Perfect houseplants for people who are gone a lot. What a terrif neighbor you have in Art! Good people.

  14. Maureen Bosch says:

    when he’s done…..maybe he would like to come and do mine as well…..lol. Safe journey

  15. Gigi Black says:

    Yes indeed! Enjoy the trip and safe journey.

  16. Retta says:

    You should stop in Italy and have pizza or something….break up the long flights! Have fun!

  17. Susan T says:

    This sounds like a great time but also very ambitious. Have fun you two.

  18. Tamara says:

    Safe travels to you and mario. I have to admit I think my face is green with envy, though. Some place on my wish list to travel, but for now google maps, and some photos of your awesome trip will have to do.

  19. Maureen Chandler says:

    Have a safe and fun trip! Sounds amazing!

  20. Kim from PA says:

    I would love to kit! Have a great time.

  21. Have the best time ever!!!! Loving Mario the Builder here!!!!

  22. Jackie QH says:

    Have a safe and wonderful trip!! And please do not let Mario play with dangerous tools again!!!

  23. helena says:

    I could use some help with my bathroom! 🙂 have great time in Africa

  24. Angele says:

    Wishing both of you another amazing time in SA – I’m in love with it too, it’s my home away from home!
    Enjoy!

  25. Kay Mitchell says:

    WOW – you guys have the packing thing down to a science and just in time for the airlines who announced last night they are enforcing the baggage carry on size requirements. Have a safe and wonderful journey, can’t wait to see the photos!

  26. Rupa says:

    You are blessed to be doing what you love and you get exotic travel to boot! I am a travel addict but if I could combine my passions with travel, ah….that would be perfect! Safe travels, can’t wait to see amazing pics from a place I have dreamed of visiting.

  27. WilmaB says:

    Have a safe flight and a lots of fun in SA!!!!
    Great pictures 😉

  28. Kathy Andrews says:

    OK… the suit cases and 20-hrs of air time (I guess the excitement is the destination this time and not so much the journey). Ready for demolition pics are way cute, but I am LOVING Mario’s shirt!… Definitely want to get my hands on one of those! TELL US HOW… you know we ALL want at least one!!!

  29. Eva R says:

    Have a wonderful trip!

  30. I don’t envy you for that looooong flight! I think Mario found his 2nd calling!

  31. Dolly says:

    Have a safe flight and a great time in South Africa.

  32. Arlene P. says:

    Have a safe trip you guys. Enjoy yourselves in South Africa, and come home safely.

  33. Safe travels Tim, Mario and team, and make sure Art gives you some BTS photos of his reno project, too.

  34. Deb L says:

    Sounds like an amazing trip. Be safe!

  35. Sarah M says:

    Sounds like a fantastic trip. Safe travels

  36. Sandy Young says:

    Safe travels

  37. Gwendolyn Taylor says:

    Have a safe flight. I already know S Africa will be beautiful and amazing. I can’t wait for the BTS from Mario and the photo recap from you.
    Happy crafting!!!

  38. Bless it be!! Tim, with your crew and have a enjoyable and safe trip. I’ll see you when you return, so you can plan a trip to New England area. (smile).

  39. Shirley in Queen Creek says:

    Enjoy the journey Tim and Mario and please be safe. You are seeing places in the world that most of us only get to dream about!

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