I am missing you. Traveling without you is not nearly as fun, although some of these people are already getting at each others throats - so at least that will be exciting. The flights were not as bad as I figured they would be. I was able to stay busy doing sudoku and reading. Movies make the time go slower and give me headaches. I watched the A Team, maybe that is why I had a headache on the way to Amsterdam. I also walked laps for about an hour during the flight to Cape Town. I'm sure that helped.
Cape Town is a really neat city. I kind of feel like Im in Australia except the accents are much different. Just outside our hotel is an outdoors mall that is a lot like Rundle Mall in Adelaide with a lot more local vendors. The people are pretty nice, but there seems to a hesitation of trust as you approach them for directions. The weather is great, couldnt be better. There were no clouds in the sky and about 80 degrees. We had a slow start this morning, at least I did. I was bright eyed at 6:00 AM with the sun, so I sat around for an hour or so until the continental breakfast was open. Then I ate yogurt, fruit, yogurt and more fruit. Then had a small bowl of bran flakes. After that, I was tired of waiting for everyone (they were going to meet in the lobby at 10) so I went for a stroll. I walked around all the government buildings and felt very safe because of all the police that patrol the neighborhood. Took lots of cool photos that I will pass along when we get to Joburg. We finally got together around 11 and went to the beach and was religious about putting on sunblock. Unfortunately, I still got burned really bad - apparently the sun is still bright on this end of the world. Maybe the sunblock I packed was past its shelf life. Oh well.
The drastic different from sea to mountain is pretty cool. I know we saw pictures online, but it really is breathtaking. While on the beach, I looked at the waves and imagined surfing the waves and scuba diving, then turned around the daydreamed about rock climbing and mountain biking. Pretty neat to have that combination.
I love you and miss you!
I am wicked jealous. Argh. I want to be there in 80 degree weather hanging on a beach in Cape Town. No fair.