Day 5 South Africa Adventure

Saturday, September 15th

Our wake up call this morning was 3:30 AM! Ugh!  We departed from the hotel at 5:00 AM for our motorcoach ride from Hazyview to Johannesburg.

At a rest stop on our drive to Johannesburg.  We encountered this giant moth that was at least 6 inches in width!  It was a type of emperor moth.IMG_2214

We had a flight that left in the early afternoon and arrived in Cape Town around 4:00 PM.  We boarded another motorcoach that transported us to our hotel, NH The Lord Charles, outside of the city.  It was beautiful weather when we arrived!

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Today was a long day of sitting!  We had read about the water shortage in South Africa.  We noticed a lot of public restrooms that had the water turned off in the faucets and instead had hand sanitizer or some had a light spray from the faucet or only one sink that worked.  This hotel had a sand timer in the shower and they asked that you use it and only take a two minute shower.  We saw this sign a lot.IMG_2252

After claiming our luggage, the ten of us eventually met and walked from the hotel over to a restaurant across the street.IMG_2250

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Our delicious chocolate after dinner drink! Yummy!

It was an excellent meal with wonderful traveling companions!

South African Adventure

Day 1

September 11, 2018

We were up early to get to the airport because we needed to check in. We were unable to check in ahead of time because of traveling internationally. There are 8 of us traveling together through the Hilliard Chamber of Commerce.

It was rainy when we left Columbus but very foggy and rainy in D.C.

On the plane from Columbus to Washington Dulles, we are all smiles! I wonder what we’ll look like after our 17+ hours flight to Johannesburg, S. Africa?

We arrived in Washington with plenty of time to spare (About 5 hours)! We had a nice lunch at Carrabba’s and then we will walk the airport and do some reading to pass the time.