Following a rather early start back home, we made it to the airport on time. We checked the bags in and headed towards our gate for a bit of a chillax before we boarded our flight. We left our home city with a bit of a drizzle and made our way to sunny Cape Town! YES! We landed in the fair Cape to find awesome sunny weather. A wonderful change considering we’ve experienced non stop rain for a week in Johannesburg.
Hubby went to sort out the car and we received the first shock! Our accommodation that was booked a while ago .. we stood to forfeit because of administration challenges on the renters side! WTF! Needless to say hubby was fuming, JJ needed changing and a place to relax a little. This news was not helping! Following a few … ok .. MANY calls to and fro between hubby and the renter, it was finally all sorted!
We arrive at the apartment and the woman is waiting for us on the street to show us the place. First thing she says is .. “oh you’re two guys! I thought you were a family with a baby?” to which hubby and I simultaneously responded .. “but we are a family! Baby is seated at the back and pointed towards our little man sitting in his chair.” She almost fell over .. laughing! Penny finally dropped, and she also realised she lives in fair Cape after all! At this point, all the earlier happening was forgotten and peace was back in the land.
We finally entered what is to be our home for the next few days. The apartment has really beautiful views of the city’s point of interests. From where I sit blogging I have a clear view of the new eye-catching stadium this city boasts and an amazing view of one of the 7 wonders of nature in the world, Table Mountain.
It’s a quaint little place, with all the amenities one really needs when seeking a home away from home. For a family of 3 its spacious enough to allow us all to feel free, and walking distance to the ocean. The local gym part of the chain of gyms we frequent at home is round the corner, and during the ARGUS race this Sunday, we will be able to walk and watch hubby cycle his way around the city sub 4hours this year.
As we’re here for a bit of an early year break, yes sometimes one needs to have these through the year. I’m sure it’s not only me that feels the work demands so early in the year this year? So, it’s a wonderful opportunity for us as a family to relax, and take in the fresh sea air, the natural beauty around us and spend some quality time with friends and family we haven’t seen in a long while.
I’m looking forward to sharing a few sites with the family this time around. Sea Point evening strolls, Charley’s Angels bakery for a bit of “forbidden heaven”, Bo Kaap and the local winelands to name a few interesting place out here. Yes, all this before we pack our bags and head on home to face our reality.
Our little man is now passed out following a well fought day against sleep. First he refused to rest through our two-hour flight into Cape Town, only actually catching a few winks as we literally landed. Weird right, surely this is when one would expect him to be all hyper and excited, but no he will be different! On that same note, I will add that there were a few toddlers and babies on this earlish flight, and not one of them slept! Hubby is at the Argus Cycle Expo 2014 .
While they all do their thing, I thought I’d drop you all a few lines.
Now for the rest of our time here…. where’s the wine!?