So here we are….all settled in for our enormously looonnnnggggg 16 hour flight to Johannesburg, SA….
The guy poppin in the photo is Larry…..Dana’s friend who came with us. He’s a lot of fun too and I think he was really excited….I knick named him MuFasa, since he was going on a lion hunt.
I don’t watch many movies, but I did watch “WE BOUGHT A ZOO!” on the plane…I loved it. That little Rosie captured my heart. It’s a really cute movie if you haven’t seen it…great family movie…
The flight was miserably long…and I couldn’t get off the plane fast enough.
Dana’s proudly showing you his first stamp in his first passport….I think we should call it his “Dream Stamp!” Welcome to South Africa Baby!!!!
We left home on May 1 at 6am. Caught our flight to Atlanta at10:30 am. The flight to Johannesburg was at 8 pm that night and it is now Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm when we got off the plane…exhausted….
We spent the night here at the Afton Guest House. An older couple own it and it is a really sweet and comfortable bed and breakfast. It will set you back about R1300 which is equivalent to about $89 US dollars. They grilled steaks for us and once our tummy’s were filled, the food coma set in and we went beddy-bye……
Love- love- love- waking up to the smell of breakfast….except I didn’t get to…Dana woke me up LONG before breakfast with the “too excited to sleep routine”….lol… I think he might have slept in his safari clothes.
Breakfast was delicious…a little steak from last night…couple of eggs, and that sprinkly stuff on the potato round…which I “thought might be lemon pepper” wasn’t …it’s Aromat…a South African spice that they like to put on just about everything….and now I put it on just about everything….
We still haven’t reached our final destination…the Limpopo area and more specifically, Laphalele, is still four hours north of Johannesburg.
I always find traveling in foreign countries fascinating – even in the smallest of things. In the US we have stop signs….and they do too… Some of theirs are for tall people? I dunno!?!?!?!
but they also have DON’T stop signs…….
And beware of the warthog signs…………………………… how cute is this? They did run out in front of us several times. They are adorable….so ugly they’re cute!…
Pick N Pay – also known as P N P is their local grocery store chain. They are open till the “hoo” hours of the morning……. 🙂
And you might have to stop for gas too. The price here is 93cents (rand). Everything is on the metric system. It’s a little over 3L of gas to our Gallon and will set you back about $3.50 US. About these same as it is here at home, with the exception that gasoline prices only rise once per month.