Shark diving may have been on Tara’s bucket list, but riding in a hot air ballon was on mine. Even if it meant going to a not so safe city. Mom however, wasn’t on board until the end. I believe our initial convo went something like this: Lora: So I booked the hot air balloon … Continue reading Day 13: Johannesburg
Today was our last day at the lodge. We’ve gained a reputation here as the Americans that overdo it with all the activities. Today would be no different and so we planned a trip to Swaziland. My favorite part of the day was our chauffeur Allen. Now Allen is an older British gentleman who is … Continue reading Day 12: Swaziland
South Africa is bonkers. Today we experienced Arizona, Iceland, Germany, Italy, etc. in one drive. It rained it shined it snowed. It was confusing. The plan was to go on a panoramic tour of the area. When we woke up it was raining. We were worried. We left the lodge bright and early and headed … Continue reading Day 11: South Africa
Today, we did all the things. We woke early for our safari and somehow saw all the animals. I honestly don't know how we lucked out. One guy said a family has been here four times and still hasn't seen a leopard. (Look how happy he is to see us!) I think the animals just … Continue reading Day 10: Safari
Today was the start of our early to rise early to bed life. We were up and at em at 4:30 am so we could catch a flight to our SAFARI. There were only 13 passengers on our itty bitty plane and we flew into this adorable airport. From there we were picked up and … Continue reading Day 9: Safari!
I’ve never been to a zoo. I figured Africa would be a good place to get started on this whole animal seeing thing. Guys, I started too big. Zoos are ruined for me now. Our day started at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. These peeps take in all of the big cats that people abandon after they … Continue reading Day 8: Garden Route
Today’s shark day As previously mentioned, our shark day was cancelled and the only other day available was today. We tried to reschedule, but the tour company said they wouldn't be able to take us out. It was then that Tara gave a passionate rendition of the “I had a Dream” speech and we are … Continue reading Day 7: Garden Route