05 June 2009

Wine drinkers make grape lovers!

Goats, one prison, and an international soccer player...
We certainly picked the rainy season when we planned our trip. We haven't seen the sun in three days. I have now been assured by three locals that it's always sunny on Saturday...we'll see. But despite the rain we had a beautiful drive through the Winelands (I can only imagine what it's like when the weather's warm). Lots of mountains with row and rows of grape vines. We stopped in three towns: Sellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl. I ate my way through Zurich, and I drank my way through the SA Winelands. This region contrasts with the crowded streets of Cape Town. Each town has a city center with lots of quaint stores and coffee shops.

HIGHLIGHT: eating a homemade lap picnic inside a van parked beside a statue of Mandela at the entrance of Drakenstein Prison (where Mandela was released to become President of South Africa) in the middle of vineyards.

Today was lots of fun, but forgive me, it's 4:30pm and I have a hangover to nurse...


  1. Get you some BC and I hope the sun will come out tomorrow!!

  2. hey there chickadee's.... sounds like there weather is fantastic... man couldn't ask for better weather.. rain, clouds to hide all the animals that are really right next to you.. hahaha so kidding... quit freaking out annie. So i'm moving today and my two movers aren't here (robin and annie) so we postponed the date.. your welcome.. see you when you get back. :)


  3. Hey Wineos!
    What a trip! The sun will shine but what is a little rain when you are on such an adventure. Hope the headaches are gone today. Is it 'shark' day? You are in my thoughts all through the day. I am so proud of the both of you.
    Love, Mom C

  4. Sounds like you guys are having a wonderful time! We miss you Robin! :-)