here are my contributions to the theme:-
HOLIDAYS, VACATIONS, TRIPS
We managed a couple of days off this year, very unusual for us, to be able to leave home, thank you to darling daughter Melissa for house sitting for us, so we could steal some time away.
1. Watching the River Rafting on The Vaal River, Parys in March 2013. Fun to see for Parys Fun Day, but alas like the sky diving and balloon trips, something to observe, take photographs, but definitely not participate in. Seems like this lot was having problems down the river, it was a bit shallow and they kept on getting stuck.
Parys Town and The Vaal River are popular outings for Johannesburgers, only 1 hour away http://www.parys.info/discoverparys_vaalriver.htm
Just simply lazy days with a good friend, reading a book, drinking a glass of wine, enjoying the view over the lake at Big Creek Lodge, Magaliesberg, in May 2013
3. Amanzimtoti is a coastal town just south of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. According to local legend,when the Zulu king Shaka led his army down the south coast on a raid against the Pondos in 1828, he rested on the banks of a river. When drinking the water, he exclaimed "Kanti amanzi mtoti" (isiZulu: "So, the water is sweet"). The river came to be known as Amanzimtoti ("Sweet Waters"). The Zulu word for "sweet" is actually mnandi, but, as Shaka's mother had the name Nandi, he invented the word toti to replace mnandi out of respect not to wear out her name. Locals frequently refer to the town as "Toti"
June 2013, on our trip down to see our first newborn granddaughter.
Bonus shot, nothing to do with holidays, except we were on holiday to see her
Meet Teagan Anne, the whole family's pride and joy and our very first grandchild : -