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... of red wine for Terrie.
We rose early on Friday, Feb 28 to catch our flight to Abu Dhabi. The drive from Sandton to the Airport was thankfully devoid of bad traffic and we arrived in plenty of time for our flight ready to start the next, short leg of our great adventure.
Africa – A Postscript
As we head to the UAE it seems like a good time to reflect on our time in Africa. As with any good trip it is a great learning experience ...
... seeing how exited and in awe Janet was of the animals. One really cannot come to South Africa without getting up close (and bit as Janet was) by a predator, lol.
After picking Hanré up from school we were off to the airport to drop Janet off. Was an emotional goodbye from my dad, bless him.
I had decided to take Janet to the Voortrekker Monument which commemorated the Battle of Blood River in 1838, and it was nice to re-visit a bit of my nations ...
... we were so wet! But, once again, we arrived safely! A warm and friendly welcoming awaited us at the Sir Henry Barkly Guest House...the aroma of our dinner wafted throughout the house.
Mark and Frans went off to buy some mixes for the drinks & to look for some wine for Keith and Walda, sadly, all the bottle stores were closed...but they did manage to get the mix! We spent the latter part of the afternoon and early evening relaxing in the ...
... The first thing we did was exchanging money... Brecht went to one counter and me to another, only realizing afterwards that we were stupid not exchanging all money at once,coz we now payed 2 times commission L Let’s blame the 30h journey for this act of stupidity!!
With Rand in our pockets we went down in search of the rental company with whom we rented our 4x4. We had to go down the stairs and the corridor that led to our was filled – well the more you went ...
... to have a drink, but it wasn't that early dinner so after a well deserved Latte following my shopping spree I ordered a lovely fresh Pizza and a glass of wine … which actually turned into two. Heaven! Oh what a luxury to choose what to eat.
Thanks to my 3G Kindle I was able to do some catching up on Facebook throughout the day today as well ... hurrah :-)
Having sorted out all my purchases it was off ...