Sunday, June 29, 2014

Road Trip to Cape Town

This past week, we took a road trip from Pretoria to Cape Town with the whole family.  Because what better way to follow up 18 hours on a plane than a 16 hour car ride?

Truth be told, it felt like a really long time in the car.  Probably because it was a really long time in the car.  Especially with two antsy pants maniacs in the back seat, thrashing against their restraints (car seats) every hour or so like angry little mental patients.  But despite that,  South Africa is a beautiful country and it was really amazing to see some of the areas outside of the big cities.

On the route we took, once we were outside of Johannesburg, there was not much else until we got to Cape Town.  We broke the trip up into 2 days and stayed overnight at a really nice B&B in a small town in (on?) the Karoo.  It's pretty wild, you drive along, seeing nothing and no one for miles and miles (or kilometers here) and then all of a sudden, a little light appears in the distance and it's a small town hidden amidst a mountain range.  I've never been to an area that is so isolated before.  It's like what I imagine the Australian Outback to be like.  We saw actual tumbleweeds rolling across the plains.  As I type "tumbleweeds", it's occurring to me that perhaps this doesn't seem like the smartest trip to bring a baby and a 2 year old but alls well that ends well, right?

After the long drive, we made it to Cape Town and had an awesome time there.  Cape Town is just great.  This time around we went to the top of Table Mountain, spent a picnic day at another winery (sans food poisoning this time!), and spent some time on the beach.  I'll be posting more pictures on all that this week.

Baby's first desert trek.

The B&B where we stayed overnight.

Graaf Reinet, the town where we stayed.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Family Pictures

While we were home in Massachusetts, we had some family photos taken at Crane Beach.  Not only is it great to have all 4 of us together in one photo but the scenery wasn't too terrible either.   Our photographer was Olivia Gatti and I can't recommend her enough.  She is an awesome person and did such an incredible job, especially working with young kids.  She is truly the best! 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Father's Day at the Lion Park

This year, we celebrated Father's Day by taking the crew to the nearby lion park.  Lions are the main attraction but there are also giraffes, zebra, antelope, cheetahs, wild dogs, and wildebeest.  We played with some lion cubs.  Fed a few giraffes.  Some of us even received a few giraffe kisses.  Highly awesome day.

Baby animals are the best.

Nate and Henry feeding a giraffe.  At this point, it's all very professional.

The giraffe and the boys sharing a moment...

The giraffe decides to go in for some love.

Some hoofed animals.  

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Back in South Africa

So we made it back to South Africa.  I won't go on about the flight, suffice to say it was a long 2 day ordeal.  All things considered, the boys were so great and pretty popular on the plane.  Poor Nate ended up needing one of the little barf bags at the end so that was sad but on the bright side, those things totally work.  We are all completely exhausted from the not sleeping and both guys are feeling pretty sick today but we are here and on the ground.  In related news, if anyone feels like letting us use their private jet for the next trip home, we are wholly open to the idea.

Bye Boston.