03 June 2009

Half the fun is gettin there, right?

After three very long days of travel, we have finally made it to our final destination, Cape Town, South Africa. We have been fortunate that everything has been effortless (except trying to find our way out of the Zurich airport). It is rainy and overcast today, so Table Mountain didn't greet us on our drive in from the airport. I can already tell that this city is full of a mixture of very interesting people and cultures. Our hotel is quaint, very much like an old guest house, but it's right off a trendy, bustling street. Annie's high school friend Stephen will be meeting us in about 3 hours for dinner. I think that will make for a nice introduction into the city.
Our taxi driver told us that Parliment started today (although CT is not the capital of SA, it is where Parliment is located) and the new president, Jacob Zuma, is in town. Let's hope there is no unrest!
We also saw a few of the townships. A township tour is on the itenerary for tomorrow.

HIGHLIGHT: I quietly watched the sun rise over Africa (Angola, I think) from my plane window this morning. Beautiful...


  1. I am so glad y'all made!! You are going to have the time of your lives!!

  2. I'm not sure I saw anything about sleep?! See everything twice -- once for you and once for me!
    Mom C

  3. So glad you guys arrived safely! It sounds like you are having a great time already. Take a deep relaxing breath on my behalf, cause I can't find the time to do that myself!I cannot wait to see pictures and video of your amazing trip, and I am so proud of you for not just talking about doing something amazing.you actually do it! Miss my dear friend, hope you are having an incredible time.

  4. Hey Robin, I have you bookmarked as a favorite so I'm keeping up with your travels...be safe and have tons of FUN!! :)
    ~ Shelly C.

  5. Hey, girls!

    Looks like your trip is off to a great start! Looking forward to reading more of your trip adventures!

    Barbara L.