Posted by: mckenzie | November 20, 2008

died and gone to heaven.

Look at me. Only been in Capetown for two days now and already busting out a blog entry. Anways..

This. place. is. amazing.

Beautiful blue skies, not a cloud in the sky, perfect weather, air conditioning, hot showers, good.. no incredible.. food everywhere, bluest water i’ve ever seen, most unbelievably beautiful mountains.. I mean God must have worked extra hard on Capetown when He created this world. This is without a doubt the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. It’s been such a wonderful escape over the last couple of days. Although, I truly, truly love Ghana and the life that I have been living there, it has been so nice to get away for a little bit and see more of this incredible continent.

I had a little scare on Monday night when we arrived at the Ghana airport. Apparently US Air messed up big time when booking my flight and booked me for a nonexistent flight, so I wasn’t on any flight to Capetown. But no worries, I shed a few tears, they felt bad, and everything got worked out. The flight was nearly empty, so Carly and I both stretched out and slept the whole way.. it was wonderful.

We are staying with a friend of Carly’s here in Capetown, so he was there to pick us up from the airport when we arrived. We dropped our stuff off at his place and wasted no time getting started here. We climbed Lion’s Head mountian, had an incredible lunch by the waterfront, and just spent time catching up and relaxing. Yesterday we went down to Boulder Beach to hang out with some penguins, then took a scenic drive down to Cape Point, which is where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet. It was beautiful.

Today will be filled with Table Mountian, and some good shopping! I cant wait.

Now for some pictures…

Lion’s Head mountain.

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Just me, climbimg rocks and being awesome.

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Just breathtakingly beautiful views.

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Capetown, from the top of Lion’s Head.

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Carly and I at the top of Lion’s Head.

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PENGUINS!!!

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So, those should hold you over for now. More to come soon! Miss you all, love you all. Less than a month before I am home!

Oh, and I’m currently looking out the window of the internet cafe and watching the 2010 World Cup Capetown Stadium being built 200 feet away from me.. so cool.

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Responses

  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! REALLY KICKING MYSELF FOR NOT COMING FOR A VISIT!!! SO GLAD YOU ARE THERE!!! SO GLAD YOU HAVE HOT WATER!!! SO GLAD YOU HAVE AIR CONDITIONING!!! SO GLAD YOU HAVE GOOD FOOD!!! SO GLAD YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY!!! SO GLAD YOU HAVE MONEY TO BUY ME SOMETHING!!! HAHA

  2. You can really hear the excitement in Mom’s voice (“OH MY GOODNESS!!! I LOVE EXCLAMATIONS!!!)

    I love you Kenz. If you get a chance to call when you get back from Capetown let me know. I hope are having fun. I was going to make a joke about Atlanta but I will hold off for now.

  3. i second everything your mom said above me! 🙂

    i am so jealous..as you are climbing rocks..chillin with penguins, and shopping…we, here at the prestigious institute called UNC, are preparing for finals, writing papers, and spending hours upon hours in the library (well not me because we all know i dont like the UL)…well either way you win!
    we have a countdown of how many days til you come home on our mirror 🙂

    love you and miss you best friend!

  4. Wow that pic from the top of Lion’s Head is AWESOME. South Africa definitely looks like an amazing place and I’m so jealous. I can’t believe there are so many penguins! You should definitely try to get a souvenir from the World Cup Stadium. Although idk how far they are it might just be a clump of dirt. I’m really glad you’re having such a great experience and I can’t wait for you to come home! Miss you!

  5. I am with your Mom on this one…buying your Aunt T a present right???? The best present you can bring me is YOU…I am so glad you have had such a great experience. Going to South Africa was like going on a mini vacation huh ?? I would have soaked in a hot tub for days…but you can do all that at home. So now I see you are in to mountain climbing. Your Aunt Patty will go with you anytime….counting the days til you get home…(Charlotte)I will have your picture sitting in your spot at the dinning room table for Thanksgiving. We will all THANK God for your safe return, and for watching over you while you have been gone…I love you….

  6. Hey Kenz,

    How did you get the picture of you laying down on some rocks turned sideways to make it look like you are climbing?

    Miss you! See you in 26 days!

  7. HAHAHA wait mckenzie your dad is onto something! And to think I thought you were really climbing. hope youre still enjoying life on the other side of the world. Can’t wait til you come back. Have a Happy Thanksgiving as well!! Miss you!

  8. haha Kenz- your parents are hysterical just like you!

    can’t wait till you come home… less than 30 days!! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

  9. I just found your blog! You are awesome!

  10. Hey Girl!

    The Shea family can’t wait to have you back!! Thanks for the great pictures! What amazing opportunity! We miss you!!


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