Monday, August 10, 2009

A camping we will go...

Hey everyone. Just popping in real quick. We are still enjoying our "long weekend". Today is Women's Day here in South Africa. So to all you awesome women, big thumbs up to all that you do!

National Women's Day is an annual public holiday in South Africa on August 9. This commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the "pass", special identification documents which curtailed an African's freedom of movement during the apartheid era.

This past weekend we also celebrated our dear friend Mathi's 35th birthday!! There are quite a few pics, so if you want to go have a look, click here to see them.

We camped out at Monateng Safari Lodge ~ Located in a serene and tranquil environment on a exquisite bushveld property, conveniently situated 30 minutes from Zambezi drive in Pretoria, this RCI Gold Crown Resort is an idyllic venue to get away for the weekend or spend a tranquil holiday.

Monateng Safari Lodge offers guests a pleasant Africa bushveld experience with a noticeable abundance of birdlife and game while relaxing in a peaceful atmosphere.

We had such a great time. I'm not the out doors camping type. But this lodge/caravan park was just great. We set up tent on Saturday, and with a heavy heart made our way home late last night. Can't wait to go back in the summer. There is a gorgeous pool there. Taking a dip this weekend was out of the question. Even though most of the kids were splashing around, I tend to think us adults weren't as brave to face the icy waters.

It always amazes me how quickly kids make friends. We hardly saw McK this weekend. She was either playing in the park with other children, riding bike or jumping on the trampoline. Funny how us adults are quick to judge fellow campers and roll our eyes or snicker. Kids, they just fall in line and play.

The big attraction there was the Super Tube. McKenna really wanted to go, and I forced got her father to oblige. Up they went all enthusiastically. McK even climbed up by her self, waving at me every now and then. I was standing at the end of the slide, with camera in hand. They came down just to quick, my clicking finger wasn't as quick. Of course there wasn't going to be an opportunity to take a second shot. Madam screamed the whole way down top volume. I burst into tears. Can't believe I made my baby go on such a scary tube!! LOL But she survived. Daddy loved it, and went down a couple more times.


Wish I was still lazing in my camp chair, sipping on an ice cold beer. Come on Summer.......


Unknown said...

I'm not really the outdoor camping type either, but every once in a while I enjoy a good trek to a nearby lake and waking to some nice fresh country air!
It sounds like you all had a blast!