30 December 2012

Notes from the Road v.1

Hello all!!!

Just popping in quickly to share some photos from the first leg of our trip through Botswana as well as from our time on Jurgen's family farm in Namibia.  

Trusty driver // Road to nowhere - northern South Africa // Typical roadside scenery // Another rundown African town // Middle of nowhere Botswana // Hello Namibia! // Farm Homestead // Christmas table settings // farm view // Akila the leopard // Beeno + Milo ready for a game drive // Typical farm scene

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We were so incredibly blessed with nice sunny skies and greenery along the way due to an unusual amount of rain this year.  Normally, the area we drove through in Botswana looks like a brown, shrubby desert - clearly that was not the case this time though!  There was livestock grazing everywhere along the road and we were often caught in cow, donkey, and goat traffic jams as they unexpectedly decided to cross the highway.  Quite different from the traffic jams I'm used to!

The past couple of days we've been enjoying time with family on the farm in Namibia, taking lots of game drives, going swimming, and playing with all of the animals {there are three lions, a leopard, and seven cheetahs on the farm, basically making it my heaven on earth!}.  Sometimes it's hard to believe this is where Jurgen grew up, it feels like a whole other world, but so so beautiful.

Tomorrow morning we wave goodbye to the farm and head down to Sossusvlei in the south of the country!  Time is seriously flying by... please slow down!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a lovely New Years.  I'll be back on Tuesday with a quick recap of 2012!


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  2. I've been loving your Instagram photos Jenna! I'm so jealous that you live in such a beautiful and fun place :) Thanks so much for sharing, and I hope you have a wonderful new year my dear! xoxo

  3. great pictures so far! looks like you are having a blast. Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

  4. Goodness. Jurgen's home looks like something out of a movie ... Beautiful! And leopards? Lions? Cheetahs? Can such a place really exist?! :)

  5. Looks like you've been having a wonderful holiday season so far! Happy 2013!!! :)

  6. Great pics! Glad you are having a good time!

  7. So glad to be following you on Instagram!
    Have fun! And drive safely!


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