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Made it to Cape Town, South Africa

so we flew all night acutally watched 17 Again...yes I just admitted that. Arrived in Cape Town at 11AM. We were so impressed with ourselves, renting a car, getting our directions straight....then curses! Car starts smelling and smoking and stalling...not good. So we pulled into some driveway. I befriended a lovely old lady who is an artist because we needed a phone to call Thrifty. We had NO ATT service, sadness. So anyway nice lady makes me a cup of coffee while dean waits with car. Long and short of it, Thrifty was lovely. they brought us a new tiny car within 30 minutes. We were only blocks from our hotel so it was great.

Once we regrouped, we headed for Table Mountain. Dean did a magnificant job of driving a stick shift up hill from the right side of the car on the left side of the streets. No deaths, crashes or smoking engines. We took a cable car up the mountain. It took us up 1200 meters in less than 5 minutes. Fantastic views everywhere you looked. You could see all of Cape Town, Robben Island (where Mandela was held) and the entire cape. We did some hiking and shot tons of pictures of course. It was lovely.

We are all set to spend the day at the wineries tomorrow. Should be nice. It's 70 and sunny no humidity, quite different from Ghana.

Off to dinner. more tomorrow if access available.

Posted by Anadean 09:31

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Dean will have to give Eburt a driving lesson before Ireland! I'm so glad you guys are safe and having fun! South Afican wines are fantastic!!

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