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It’s been a busy couple of travelling weeks for the Collie clan, so I thought a wee review might be fun this Tuesday.

We rested up in preparation for the journey…


Said goodbye to our stuff


And to lots of friends (we wish we’d taken more pictures)


and to Gordon’s Bay’s beautiful sunsets.


We had a wonderful two-night stop in Hermanus (my favourite!) and took a walk in some wonderful weather on our full day there. It was a beautiful, beautiful day!


Even the Bear thought it was a day that needed photographing!






And guess what? My favourite creatures were lounging around for a cute little creaturely smile goodbye {which they kind of slept through…}


Bye, Dassies, see you again soon!!

We watched the waves crash on the rocks in the Hermanus harbour.


There were some big and exciting crashes, and the Bear rather enjoyed it.


I think it made him thirsty.


See you again soon, beautiful Cape fynbos!


After catching up with old friends


we took off and spent the next two days right here. (With an overnight stop in the middle, of course.)


{Pardon me for just reaching my arm into the backseat for a rough photo, Tank. I couldn’t fit back there!}


{Do you love that pink and green polka-dot carry-on as much as I do? Impossible!}

And after 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) of adventuring, we made it safely to Bloemfontein! Here’s my favourite proof!


Now that we’re safely here, we’re mostly travelling to the gym, to the mall, and just this past weekend, to the cinema to take the Bear to his first ever movie. (Cars 2 3D!) It. Was. Awesome.

In another week or so, we’re off with Goo-Goo and Gammy to stay near the Kruger National Park and do some game-viewing!! The big adventure is off to a great start, and more travelling is on the way!

Hope your week is delightful so far!