Table Mountain, the newest 7 th wonder!

I usually have a lot of fears! Going to South Africa made me face most of them!  I don’t like airplanes, am terrified of heights and get terrible motion sickness! I was able to battle through all these things and actually enjoy my trip with much help and coaxing from my Aunt.

Table Mountain is just one of those things you have to do when you go to Cape Town, South Africa.  It is a significant tourist attraction with many visitors using the cable cars or hiking to the top. The mountain forms part of the Table Mountain National Park. The view from the top of Table Mountain has been described as one of the most epic views in Africa.  The quickest way to the top (1,084.6m or 3558ft) is by Cable Car.

Of course I had to go, but once I actually arrived and saw the cable car that was going to take us to the top of mountain I tried to back out and run away!  My wonderful, loving, mean (jk) supportive Aunt pulled me on the cable car!  Here are a few pics of me facing my terrors and actually enjoying the outcome, with the most breathtaking views!

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More to come……..

LOVE, K

My Trip to the Home Land

I was born in Cape Town, South Africa.  My parents brought my sisters and I over to the states when I was 8!  Ever since we left I have felt like a piece of my soul was missing.  I still have a lot of family back home and don’t get to see them that much anymore.  They make a trip over here every couple of years, but it’s just not the same.

In July this year I was able to finally make the long journey home with my husband by my side!!

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Our journey was a long one!!  We flew to Heathrow which was about a 9 1/2 hour-long flight with a 8 hour layover.  That was pure torture!! Then an 11 hour flight to Cape Town!

I am going to break up our experiences into different blog posts, because we spent about 10 days there and did so many cool and amazing things that it would be way too much to put all into one post!

Thanks to my wonderful Aunty Cathy and Uncle Kevin for making our trip so much fun!!

So Stay Tuned………….

Love, K

 

Family Day Trip To Fossil Rim

I am super excited because we have finally figured out a way to have fun little trips even with my husbands busy work schedule!  He is a car salesman so it’s very difficult for him to take time off work and he only has Sundays off.

This Sunday we decided to take a drive to Glen Rose, Texas.  We had so much fun on our trip that we are going to start taking regular Sunday day trips!!

We woke up pretty early to get the kids all ready to go, and headed out to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Its a drive through zoo, where you can feed the animals from your car! It took us about an hour and 45 minutes to get there, which isnt too bad.

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The kids were super excited!  The whole thing took us a couple of hours, which was much longer than I anticipated.  Half way through there is a cafe, gift shop and little petting zoo area which is nice to get out and stretch your legs!  Unfortunately my camera died half way through the trip 😦

We saw all kinds of buck, deer, antelope, zebra’s, ostrich, emu, giraffe and rhino.

The emu came right up to our window at one point and man that thing is very scary!

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Thats just a few of the animals we feed from the car, if I posted all the pics it would be a little overwhelming lol!

The best part of the whole trip was when we saw the giraffe and they stuck their heads into the sunroof for food!

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They are the only animal you are allowed to feed with your hands.  It was a little wierd though when that purple toungue touched your hand, ewwww!

The trip was a success!  The kids had a blast and of course so did we!

We want some ideas on more places to go in Texas that could be day trips, so feel free to post any places that you have been to or recommend.