The trip preparation item we have been putting off for the longest time has finally come and gone. None of us were excited about getting our travel shots but certain members of our group were less enthusiastic than others.
I made the whole family an appointment at the travel clinic with our new friend, Nurse Pat. She took very good care of us, went over our itinerary and gave us the lowdown on what would be needed. The kids would all need Yellow Fever and Typhoid vaccines, David and I had already gotten those on our trip to Kenya a few years back. But, David and I still needed a second dose of Hepatitis A. No one was getting off without any pokes.
We also got plenty of health related information. We learned the essential rule of eating in the developing world, “Cook it, peel it, or dump it.” Drink a lot in hot weather, wear bug spray with deet, use sunscreen always. The usual. We are filling prescriptions for Malarone, anti-malarial drug, and an antibiotic for travelers diarrhea. We will be prepared.