I am absolutely in love with this country we live in. I love that I can drive 30 minutes away from where I live and I’m in the middle of the majestic bush. I love Africa. It is so beautiful and wild and scenic. I sometimes don’t think we appreciate it enough. I know how many people from overseas dream of “safari’s” and all we have to do is take a drive and we’re in the thick of it.
Greg is an adrenaline junky of note. I love it, because I am too, but I’ve never really done anything about it. Greg rides a BMW GS Motorbike and while I am scared of bikes, I’ve been dying to ride with him.
On Sunday morning, I dragged my butt out of bed at 05h30. I was exhausted because I had only got home after midnight from MCing the Mercedes-Benz Annual Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony on the Saturday night (which, by the way was awesome! What a great group of people. I had a lot of fun working that event.)
We woke up early and I went on my first bike ride with Greg and his mom and dad, Lolly and John.
I. LOVED. IT.
I didn’t realize how much I would love it. It’s exhilarating and free and I had a huge grin on my face the whole time.
We rode out to The Cradle of Mankind, to a gorgeous place called Askari Game Reserve. It was stunning. This place has the most impressive private collection of old Ox Wagons. Lovely bit of history. We walked through the museum, the pretty little chapel, the rose path and then sat down for a buffet breakfast. Delicious.
Afterwards we took a drive back and the beautiful thing about going so early is that I felt like I had awake for hours. We got back at 10am and still had the rest of the day ahead of us.
G and I decided to visit my folks and we all headed off to one of my favourite places. 44 on Stanley. We walked around, had lunch and then decided it was far too hot, so we went back to my folks, swam, napped and just chilled out.
What a perfect Sunday.