Monday, October 4, 2010

How much can you fit into 4 days?

As you all know, I spent the last few days of last week in Stellenbosch, supporting the Drum Majorettes from our school at Nationals.I had the most amazing time. The girls were amazing! They ended up coming third - not exactly as we would have liked it - but they did us proud. My proudest moment was when the final results came in and they celebrated with such joy. The team that came second stomped off crying (How pathetic is that?) Our girls came running over to the parents on the stands and showed off their trophies and sang war cries. They even did a special war cry congratulating the team that won. I was so proud walking back to the restaurant where they were having supper and overhearing the crowd comment on how special our girls were.
Here is a picture of a small section of our supporters, all kitted out in their red suppoters gear.
We watched 27 sections - I kid you not! 27!!! Very tiring, never got to bed before 12 any night and stayed up celebrating with the girls till after 2 on the last night - I am too old for this. LOL This is the view we woke up to every morning. Wonder if the people who live there and get to see this every day appreciate it?
We had the mornings free and did some very quick sight seeing. We went to the Butterfly farm in Franschoek. I took some amazing photo's. Then of course, there was the obligatory wine tasting. I don't drink, so I was the official photographer.
I even made time to meet a blogging buddy, Sharon Keanly, face to face! It is incredible how two people who have never met face to face can have such a long conversation without any awkward moments. Well.... I did most of the talking and Sharon did most of the listening. LOL Hope I didn't bore you to tears with my ramblings. (By the way, did you ever find that parking ticket we lost?)
Can you tell I spent the whole day watching the Drummies in the wind? Thats my excuse for looking so bad anyway. Sharon just looks so glam even though she was actually sick.
The rugby game? Those of you here in SA will know the Bulls won!!! We had a great time, but that is a whole other post.
Have a great week everybody.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful trip! Your photos are so beautiful. That view is breathtaking and that butterfly shot is gorgeous! I'm so glad you had a great time! Best, Curt