Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Home sweet home

Maluti mountains in the Mount Alyff area quite a contrast.
Gee even the lifts were "soccerized" very nicely done

Alan & flags of the nations

So colourful & soccer friendly

Well we've been to Joburg and back, all good & I survived the traffic and cold. LOl and Alan even survived the shopping (Joburg has such nice shops ) so all in all a success.
Then on saturday morning at 4am we set off for Port Elizabeth via East London via the Transkei, well it was a wonderful meandering trip with the most gorgeous african scenery including the Maluti mountains being capped by snow. No wonder the game in PE on saturday night was so rainy & cold.
We were in East London on saturday night warm & snug in our hotel room but the whole hotel was just so festive & full of soccer cheer. After a lazy sunday breakfast in East London we stopped in at Kidds Beach, Kenton on Sea, Port Alfred and then onto Port Elizabeth. It was so nice to be able to stop & look & we really enjoyed it. Not so Monday, it was business in Port Elizabeth & then Uitenage & then home via a night in Umtata (now Mthata) which has grown since we were last there twenty years ago !!!!!!
Getting back home to a hot pot full of stew & veg care of our DD was magic & of course your own bed. Needless to say today I am not full of beans I wonder why !!!!!!


Helen Tilbury said...

Wow what a wonderful trip away! LOVE the lifts lol. Sure will miss the soccer buzz all around. Just been to PE recently too via Transkei but stayed in King Williamstown en route. Def. Umtata would be better next time as it's half way. Please let me know where you stayed for future reference. I loved PE & want to go back at some stage ;-D

Lynette said...

Wow...that was some round trip. Love your pics...I think we all loved the vibe of the World Cup, and it did our country such a lot of good.

Andrea said...

Sounds like you trip was a HUGE success, but I agree, there is nothing quite like climbing into your own bed, no matter how good a time you have had - it is almost my best part of any holiday lol

Jenny said...

sounds like a really good few trips. I am also glad to be back in my own bed