We spent the last week in Cape Town, South Africa. It was a MUCH NEEDED family vacation. If you have been following my blog at all you would know the last three months have been hectic and difficult. We are so thankful to Sara and Dave Seabrook for the use of their flat while we were there. They are so generous to let others stay in their flat and I think many people who stay there need a get away desperately.
I am going to bombard you with family pictures that you are likely to see again if I get a Christmas card out. Just pretend you’ve never seen them. Cape Town is usually rainy in the winter, but the last 3 years there has been little rain which means they are in a drought. Each family gets 87L of water a day per person in the house. For everything. Washing, showering, going to the bathroom, everything. We didn’t mind at all because we were in beautiful Cape Town.
Boulders beach is where the African penguins live and there are thousands. We loved playing on the beach with them and then climbing all the boulders around the beach.
As you can see we had “framily” with us and had a great time exploring the beautiful gardens and plant life that is only found in Cape Town or they originated in Cape Town.
Believe me when I say that Table Moutain is one the most beautiful places. They say they are in the new top 7 wonders of the world. David and I hiked up last time, but some of us weren’t feeling the greatest, so we opted for the tram. It took David and I four hours to hike up, so it’s no joke. You can see for miles and miles on a clear beautiful dYOay which we were blessed with.
Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope
You can’t tell in this picture because we were depending on the lady behind us in line to get a good one. Well, it’s blurry but still, we were there. This is the Southwest most point of Africa. Which we climbed up all kinds of rocks and got another 1000 pictures. I will make a special blog about Grace and her doing the same ballet pose everywhere we went.
Honestly, I was a little skeptical about traveling to Cape Town in the winter, but it did not disappoint. We are so thankful for the time away and time with friends that may be the last time we see them for a long time. It was also a very special family getaway for the four of us. We are so thankful to our prayer warriors and financial supporters who believe in time away and a chance to recharge and renew for the next few months.
David will be home most of the next 3 months. So that is great. He might have to go to Zambia, but not for too long. Grace is busy finishing up Grade 10 and going to start Grade 11 soon so she will be “caught up” with her age group when we return. Matthew has prelims before his final IEB official exams which all happen in the next 3 months. If you could particularly pray for him and all the projects that must be handed in and all the studying that must be done.
Again, so thankful we could get away. It has done our family well.