Sindy Huhes and family

San Francisco, California - USA

22 July 2008

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I picked this happy family up at the apartment in De Waterkant and after becoming acquainted we set off on a Cape Peninsula tour


Paul, Caroline, Madeleine and Cindy with Just Nuisance in Simonstown


Caroline enjoying the penguins at Boulder beach


Photographing penguins and parents. JJ


Cindy and Paul at Boulders Beach


Enjoying tour pictures together


Madeleine seems to be happy with her penguin pictures


Where are those pesky people?  JJ


Twinning it at the penguin colony. JJ


At Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background


In the funicular coming down from Cape Point


At the most south western point of Africa


Caroline at the Cape of Good Hope


Madeleine on the beach at the Cape of Good Hope


Day 2

Cape Winelands and Kayamandi


Waiting at the cablecar to ascend table Mountain


In the curio store on top of Table Mountain


As can be seen from the above pictures we could not see too much from the top of Table Mountain
we certainly got to the top of the mountain .J



In the cable car coming down from Table Mountain


Doing the Table Mountain shuffle at the base of Table Mountain


Caroline in the forrest at the butterfly farm outside of Franschhoek


Enjoying the Butterfly farm


Madeleine and her iguana


"Iguaning" it at the butterfly farm JJ


Paul gets in the iguana act too.


Can you spot Madeleine and Caroline at the scarecrows at Mooiberg Farm stall in Stellenbosch


We stopped in for a light picnic lunch at Spier winefarm


At the cheetah foundation near Stellenbosch




With Lily in the kitchen of her Kayamandi home


Enjoying watching the children dancing at the Ikamva Lethu Centre



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Sharing stories in Zone J


Madeleine and Caroline having fun with Pelo who is the grandson of Nomoroma seen in the background in her township shack home


Having fun with the kids in Zone J


Handing out apples in the township


Giving a young Kayamandian a helping hand


We ended our journey together with an African feast at the Africa cafe in Cape Town.

It was a great experience to tour with this wonderful family from California. We shared much in the vehicle be it stories of what we sere seeing, riddles or tricks. Our drive together was just so very enjoyable. I know that I had great fun showing all around and can but only hope that everyone else felt the same way. Overall this was two days of great touring which I so wish could have been three as it would have been fabulous to have spent another day together with this wonderful family.


Received 3 July 2008


Thank you for your wonderful email and all the great pictures on your website.

We actually did not leave Zulu Nyala until June 30 and did not get home until Tuesday night (which would have been Wednesday morning in South Africa.) If my calculations were correct, we traveled for 46-1/2 hours straight, two car drives, four flights and three airport layovers. Today is my first day in the office.

Thank you so much for your very kind words.  We had a great time traveling with you on our two days together.  The girls, in particular, loved your jokes, riddles and problems.  They told the "silk, silk" and the periscope, stethoscope riddles to my parents last night.  They caught my mom on the silk, silk when she answered milk, but my dad was not caught and answered "water."

We loved the purposefully incorrect spelling and have already reviewed your pictures you posted on your website and have shared them with my parents.  We will share them with Paul's family soon as well.

I hope I can get around to downloading our pictures shortly.  I am not very adept at it.

Thank you again for the adaptor.  We used it every single day!  While we were on safari, we used it multiple times a day,recharging batteries for three different cameras.

I hope you and Bette are having an enjoyable few days in the wine country! You certainly need a rest.

Tomorrow is our national independence day holiday, so we will be enjoying a hometown parade (Caroline and Madeleine will decorate their bikes and we'll all join in the parade), followed by a small carnival at the park and then a barbecue and some fireworks viewing.

Thanks again and we hope you come visit us sometime in southern California!

Very truly yours,

Sindy Huhes