S: SOUTH AFRICA 2009
FC: South Africa 2009
1: We headed across the world to visit family for Christmas 2009. What a lovely trip full of memories. We visited lots of friends and family, took a trip to the coast and up to the mountains. How great to experience Christmas in the summertime!!!
2: Our first adventure took us to the park down the road. We visited the peacocks, bunnies, birds, and a host of other animals. | The best part was reconnecting with family and introducing them to Russell for the first time!
5: Russell's Christening
6: Welcome Parties | The Guys
8: Before driving around searching for wildlife on the reserve, we got to play and hold the baby lions at the Creche.
9: Krugersdorp Lion Park
10: WILD ADVENTURE
11: Exploring The Reserve
12: What a lovely day filled with memories and adventures.
13: mpumalanga | We took a road trip to the mountains a few hours north to visit uncle Boet's farm. We hiked the Blyde River Canyon visiting the Potholes, and God's Window, took an off road adventure in Boet's Jeep and visited the botanical gardens in White River.
14: There were lots of locals selling curios. This is where we bought our hand carved wooden giraffes.
15: Blyde River Canyon
16: The Potholes
18: HIKING UP TO.... | We took a beautiful hike in the HOT sun. Luckily most of it was through the beautiful rain forest and finished with a breathtaking view at God's Window.
19: ......GOD'S WINDOW
20: BOTAN I CA L | GARDENS
21: Taking a little break from our walk through the gardens. Time to stretch and watch the wild monkeys. LOOK, Russell's a monkey too.
22: Off Road Adventure on the Farm
23: Uncle Boet took us on an off road adventure in the jeep. We explored the beautiful landscape and breathtaking views. Russ even managed a nap over the bumpy terrain.
24: Christmas Morning | Russell's 1st Christmas 2009
25: Christmas morning was spent at Granny Kathy's house. Traveling half way across the world didn't keep Santa from spoiling the kids rotten! What a great first Christmas fr Russell.
26: Christmas in the Sun
27: More Presents
28: IN AMANZIMTOTI
29: WEEK AT THE | For New Years we spent a week on the Durban coast with Granny Kathy and Julia!
30: Beach Love
31: We love our family and friends in SA and it is always bittersweet to return to the states. We will always cherish our time and memories and look forward to many more visits in the future.