I’ve made it! I’m here! I am starting the blog I promised myself, and others!, I would do. In two months and 14 days I will be leaving Cleveland Airport for TANZANIA!!! I have gotten my first round of vaccinations about 2 weeks ago. I went through the County Health Dept. as I learned that doctors simply do not carry these vaccines in their office! I guess vaccines for international travel would not neccessarilly be a common thing to keep on the shelf. So now, 4 shots later, I still have to go and get a few prescriptions filled, one being my Malaria pills. Because of the countries I will be in, I will be on the medication for most of the trip. When you take Malaria pills you start a few days before your arrival date, but you must continue for a month after you leave the country the medication was required for. The medication must be taken at the same time daily so I need to figure this out. I think I have to take it on an empty stomach, too. I have LOTS of notes on all of this and am working on a notebook with all this information, along with itinerary, etc., for myself and one to leave ‘at home’ so my family has some idea of what I am doing! Every country has a different requirement for the vaccines you need to have. For six countries, I think four shots and pills is a small piece to keep me healthy! Ok, this is it for my beginning . . . .