In a few days from now, I will be taking FirstBornMoose back to varsity in Potch.
We usually drive the 1300km journey over two days, breaking it in Upington where we have a few toots and a meal at a local watering hole.
We leave here around 06H00 and land up in Upington around 12H30 where I lament the fact that there is still plenty of daylight left and could have pushed on.
So on the next trip we made our night stop in Vryburg, a mere three hours from our destination. Vryburg is a dump and I hate staying here. We arrived there around 16H00 and once again I bitch that the sun is still shining and I could have made Potch in one go.
This year FirstBornMoose wants me to do the trip in one go. Everyone I know are all concerned, saying we should do this journey in two stages.
The roads from Alexander Bay to Olifantshoek, are long, boring, straight and one can go at a nice pace......
I'vee done 1200 numerous times. It used to be “easy” but the last two trips reminded me I’m not in my 20s anymore. Whether age really has anything to do with it I dunno but I'm certainly over it. Take an extra day and sleep over somewhere.