Chicago and Florida - USA
12 August 2006
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I met Lisa, Sylvia and Jeff at the Cape Grace Hotel and we immediately set off on a Cape Peninsula tour with Table Mountain being our first stop as the weather was conducive to an ascent of the mountain.
Lisa, Sylvia and Jeff atop of Table Mountain
Taking in the view at Muizenberg
Lisa at the penguin colony on Boulders Beach
Sylvia enjoying the penguins at the penguin colony
Sylvia mumbles "Now why dont these penguins stand still"? JJ
Lisa enjoying the colony
At Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background
Sylvia and Lisa on the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve. Look carefully and you will see a 20 strong herd of eland in the background
Sylvia and Jeff at Horseshoe Beach on Misty Cliffs
Lisa at Horseshoe Beach
Mom and daughter with Horseshoe Beach in the background
We started our day with a drive all along the Atlantic seaboard
Sylvia in the Bo-Kaap with Table Mountain in the background
Lisa doing some window shopping in the Waterfront before going on the journey to Robben Island
I left the threesome and they went on the Robben Island journey whereafter they spent time in the waterfront
Transfer to Grande Roche
Jeff doing shopping at Tribal Trends
Sylvia proclaims the choices at Tribal Trends to be amazing. JJ
Lisa thinks "decisions decisions" at Tribal Trends JJ
King Jeff Andrews - African King for the day JJ
Lisa in the parking area at Avontuur winefarm
With the wine tasting staff at Avontuur winefarm
Taking pictures at Ernie Els winefarm.
After our visit to Ernie Els winefarm we travelled and toured through the town of Stellenbosch before moving on to Grande Roche in Paarl
On this day I met the threesome at Grand Roche. We first stopped in at Seidelberg winefarm whereafter we moved onto Franschhoek where we explored the town and had a delightful lunch at Le Petit Ferme. Thereafter we returned to Grande Roche where we bade each other farewell as Lisa, Sylvia and Jeff's journey would be continuing on the safari portion of their journey the next day.
Overall I had one teeny problem with this great threesome and that is that they were difficult to photograph on tour as they were constantly doing their own photography. JJ As much as this might have been a problem so wonderful it was to travel with Lisa, Sylvia and Jeff. We shared so much conversation about the similarities and differences as to where we all came from and in the process also had a great opportunity to see Cape Town and the winelands at its best. Overall our journey together was a great one which I gained a lot from and I can but only hope that the Sylvia, Jeff and Lisa did like wise from me.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR OUR 4 GREAT DAYS TOGETHER
SYLVIA, JEFF AND LISA.