I am definitely going to do a whole series of blogposts about our holiday, but to summarize, in terms of time and distance travelled:
- On the 17th of December we left in our bakkie for the little town of Mtunzini in the North coast of Natal. On the way we met Dr Ian Player, a dream of Hunter, and we pitched camp after 10 the evening. The kids were total troopers in our little adventure. (566 km / 352 miles)
- We spent a lovely couple of days there filled with sunshine, friendly people and the sea, the sea...
- On the late afternoon of the 23rd of December we traveled back to Pretoria to be home for Christmas Eve. We celebrated with a snoek braai with my mom. On Christmas day we had my cousin Ananda and her 3 grown children over for lunch. This year I made my gammon the German way - in beer. It was good.
- On the 25th we once again packed the car, including the two puppies and left for a farm outside the little town of Bethulie.(681km / 423 miles) where we spent a lovely evening and morning.
- On the 26th we left the farm and traveled to Port Elizabeth, Hunter's home town ( 454 km / 282 miles).
- We spent some great time visiting with friends and family and got the chance to see Hunter's great grandfather - now 90 and not well at all.
- Hunter also drove my mom down to Groot Brak rivier (she flew to PE) - another 750 km /466 miles trip.
- On the 31st of December we headed out to friends of us on a farm near Kirkwood and on return visited Hunters aunt in Uitenhage. (144 m / 90 miles)
- On the 1st of January we returned to a very wet Bethulie (on another farm) and back home on the 2nd in heavy rain an traffic.
In all honesty, both the kids and the dogs were troupers-and I think I can now classify us all good travelers. Or as Hunter and I love to call ourselves - adventurous travelers or traveling adventurers. I guess as he kids grow up the adventures will grow too.