Jimmy and Jason Dockery

Corsicana - Texas

18 August  2002

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I met Jimmy and Jason at the Cape Town airport at 08h00 and I soon recognized that these two Texans were wonderful men who were of the "tough breed". JJ They had just got off a very long journey from the USA and where most are totally knocked out by this journey they both were raring to go so we travelled to Avanti guesthouse , deposited their bags in their room and took off on a Cape Peninsula tour.

 

I took this photo of Jason and Jimmy at Muizenberg.

 

Jimmy and Jason at the penguin colony at Boulders Beach

 

We travelled back to Simonstown and had a fish & chips lunch at "The Salty Dog."

 

We travelled on to the Cape of Good Hope reserve as well as Cape Point. and the took the following photos on the reserve.

 

Baboon hunting! J

 

Jimmy and Jason with Diaz Beach in the background

 

At Cape Point

 

At "Ape Point" J

 

Jason oversees an ice cream eating baboon.

 

We travelled on to "the statues" and took this photo with Douglas

 

Jason and Jimmy admiring the Atlantic Ocean at Slangkop lighthouse.
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That evening Bette (my wife)  joined us for dinner at the Africa Cafe.


15 August 2002

 

We did a short tour of Signal Hill and then the city center. After this we moved on to the Waterfront where Jason and Jimmy did some shopping for their friends and family back home. We then made our way to the Cape Town airport where I very reluctantly said goodbye to these two great gentlemen.

 

Father and son enjoying the view of the Cape Town city center with Table Mountain in the background
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Jason and Jimmy pose with Fariezana at the Waterfront Art Studio

 


Traveling with these two fantastic Texans was an absolute joy. They were great company all the way and we shared so much. Many a wonderful laugh was had in the tour bus and all in all I do believe that a wonderful time was had by all.

Jimmy and Jason what more can I say other than
"A BIG THANKS and gig em Aggies"


Received 29 August 2002

Hi Selwyn,

I just wanted to tell you what a great trip we had. Our time with you (which was way too short) was one of the highlights of the whole trip. You did an excellent job of not being a tour guide but of being a friend. Some people just click from the start and I felt like we did. My goal of the trip was to give Jason memories to keep for a lifetime. Spending time with you and seeing your special
country really helped to accomplish that, not only for Jason, but for me especially. Some things are burned into memory never to be forgotten. One of those moments for me was at the airport when I looked back to wave goodbye to a very special person. There must of been sand blowing because my eyes sure were watering. After the rush shopping trip it seemed like we were in a whirlwind and didn't have time to say a proper good bye. After thinking about it I realize it was not goodbye, but 'so long' until we meet again. I am sure that we'll make it back someday, hopefully with the whole family or maybe you all can make it to visit us!

Tell Bette another of our highlights was meeting her and eating at the African Cafe. She is also a very very special person. Next time she must promise to have that extra bottle of wine with me! Susan told me to thank you for the bottle of wine you sent home for us. We are saving it for a special occasion and be sure we'll think of you, Bette & the Africa Cafe when we drink it. Next time you visit the Cafe please think of Jason & I and have one drink for us.  

Sarah took a copy of your picture of the penguin jumping off the rock to school and told her class that her Dad & brother had been to see this, they were really impressed. Sarah, Jamie & Susan all liked the presents we got for them. Guess I better go now, it's hard trying to get back into the swing of things after being gone so long. Selwyn please know how much we appreciate your time and friendship, also know that a part of us will always be there with you in Africa.

Your special friends,
JIMMY & JASON

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