Thursday, March 27, 2008

South Africa

So my wonderful sister asked what else I was doing on my vacation. I didn't have much internet time while I was there so I thought I would write a little something now.
I spent a week in Capetown staying at a backpacker (hostel). We all had tons of fun and saw Capetown (and ate really really well!) I went out to Khaylietsha and visited everyone. My heart was so full to see these people I never thought I would see again. I can't believe how much I fell in love with all. It was so great to just knock on my host families door and completely surprise them! They were speechless! I loved it! I wish I could have spent more time with them.
All six of us spent Saturday night out with Ken's host family in their shack. I have to tell you it was the worst possible time I had there. I got sooooo sick to my stomach. I was up all night walking out to the cement outhouse with a toilet in it and the water wasn't working in the toilet do you had to fill up a bucket to flush. It was sooooo miserable. I was downing the Imodium AD. Then I couldn't have a bowel movement for like two days afterwards because I took twice the recommended amount. I can't believe I'm telling you all this, but it was quite the experience. I went back to the backpackers like at 7:00 in the morning and everyone else stayed and went to church (Kat I have more to tell you and I still have to tell you about my dogs locking my keys in my car on my drive back to Jared and Tara's. Remind me sometime on the phone!)
So one day we went on a tour of the wine lands just outside of Capetown. It was so beautiful! I wish I could just buy a winery and live on it and eat grapes all day! Someday....
The next week we spent in KwaZulu-Natal and Durban. We saw tons of animals on our safari and an elephant attacked our bus. We all totally thought he was going to knock us over. His tusk hit the window and he rocked the car. It left scrape marks on the paint. Then to top it all off he chased us for like half a mile (We actually got it on video!) Talk about a close encounter.
After we got back to Durban we had one night left so we went down to the beach (the Indian Ocean) and swam. I was so fun. I also did something else there that I'm not going to tell everyone about. They will just have to figure it out if they want to know.
Anyway that's pretty much it. I just relaxed and enjoyed. I wish I could have stayed so much longer, but alas... Logan and school and work called me back.

My Wish List?

A slow spiral downward.
I'm not graduating from school.
I'm not getting a new job.
I'm not going to lose weight.
I'm not going on another vacation.
I'm done thinking rationally.
I'm over sanity.
The End.

Friday, March 21, 2008


I'm almost on my way home. Then I have to go back to real life. See you all soon!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I'm here in South Africa living in a tiny little room with shared bathrooms and showers. I really don't like sharing, but I'll survive. I'm so happy to be back here. I've seen so many people I've wanted to see again. I can't believe it!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Trip

I'm off to South Africa! Today I leave on a jet plane to the grand ole city of Capetown. I'm so excited. After a freaking long day walking in New York City, I'm dead tired and just want to sleep. Luckily I'll be able to later today on my 22 hour plane ride!

Monday, March 3, 2008


I'm sitting in the library watching a movie.  You would think watching movies would be great.  It's all I have to do for my classes but I have to watch 4 movies by thursday because I'll be missing two classes after spring break.  4 movies in three days!  It's just too many.  I'm already bored with the tv and I'm just 15 minutes into the first one.  oh my!