Water is a real shortage in Capetown. The situation has been very challenging for this city. It was suggested that we time our showers with a three minute egg timer which appears on the door of each of our showers. Amazing efforts have been put into effect to advert this crisis and the South Africans are gaining ground.
However, it did bring a chuckle to us as we entered a beautiful winery today and were greeted with the following sign…
It was a great day with drives to Stellenbosch where we enjoyed a wine tasting and toasted to dear friends at the Lanzerac Estate.
We then drove to the culinary and wine center of Franschhoek, South Africa
We finished up the afternoon with a final tasting at Fairview Winery near Paarl. They not only provided great wines but excellent cheeses for the pairings.
Of course…we also had to let the fun shopping begin. SO many options….of course, restraint was the order of the day…-:)!!!
A great last day in Capetown…tomorrow off to our first safari.
Look who decided to join us on our drive…..baboons-:)!!
Reaching the actual Cape of Good Hope…tip of Africa ( almost-:)!!) ….more shipwrecks than any other Cape in the world.
Gorgeous flowers along the way…Capetown’s spring is in full bloom with exotic flowers!!
Amazing drives and scenery along the way…
Sister Gail truly enjoying her ‘Bucket List Dream’-:)!!
The infamous African penguins…
Interesting lunch of Cape Malia stew with our new traveling companions joining in on the fun❤️!!
Tomorrow to Table Mountain and Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was in-prisoned.
You have to LOVE those mussels👍❤️!!! The sight seeing begins tomorrow….
We have been up and traveling for over 24 hours and JUST arrived in Capetown…fresh as a daisy…lol!!
The flight from JFK to Johannesburg was 16 hours. We landed, went through customs, retrieved our luggage and then we “raced” through J-Burg airport to catch another two hour internal flight to Capetown. We have arrived at our hotel and are about to start exploring the Victoria and Alfred Harborside👍!!!
September 13, 2018
As unbelievable as it may seem…the entire ‘Bucket list -Dream Trip”to Africa has come together!! Molly, Robin, my sister Gail and myself have all successfully met in NYC where we will leave in a few minutes for Capetown.
We had lots of fun at the JFK airport in our FUN attire…greeting Gail as she arrived from San Francisco.
Off to Africa-:)!!!
Everyone put a huge smile on their face😄…for this update…
Upon our return we went ASAP to an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knees. Looks like this pilgrim managed to complete the entire pilgrimage with a broken patella (knee cap) 😁!! I can only thank my beloved husband and all my fellow pilgrims who literally carried and prayed me through to the completion of this amazing journey!! Their acts of mercy were beyond measure!!
The broken patella knee outcome –I now have a three month ‘opportunity’ to live in and adjust to my new full leg, 24 hour a day, immovable brace with the additional perspective of managing it all from a walker-:)!! No weight on that left leg for three months (pretty lousy excuse for me to get out of all that holiday cooking🍗🍰!
Hoping to soon secure a new ‘chariot’ to assist this three month transition to a more sedentary way of life😄!!
Please do not fret or worry …this is such a small blip on the radar screen of life. It is not life threatening and is NOTHING compared to what your fellow blog readers are facing on a daily basis with critical health, emotional and family challenges! Please keep each other in prayer.
Know my prayers and offerings for each of you and may this Thanksgiving be more meaningful than ever imaginable!!
Thank you for following our journey!!!