Johannesburg South Africa

August, 2014: I have just returned from Teaching in Johannesburg South Africa!! I am so thankful for what I do for a living because it takes me to so many amazing places and this one has got to be the top of my list. I taught three classes, Watercolor to Quilt for two days, Composition for one day and Fractured Landscapes for two days. The students were very enthusiastic and very talented and fun fun fun!!!
Then my cousin Holly, her daughter Kristin and husband Rob and my best friend Randi and her man Brian joined me for some sight seeing. First we went to the Simbavati Lodge near Krueger Park for the most amazing safari and we were able to see the big 5 and many more animals.

We then went to Cape Town where I worked very hard to overcome my terrible fear of hights!! Well first we climbed up and down Table Mountain, look that one up that was quite the hike straight up and down (cable car was closed for repair) took us 7 hours!!! Then at the Botanical Gardens we crossed the Canapy bridge at the top of the trees!! look at me I kept saying as I stood out at the farthest edge. Then at the Cape of Good Hope we were Geocaching and there was one way out on the tip and I got there sometimes crawling but look at me I said as we got to the very most southern tip way above the crashing waves!! More work to be done on the hight thing but wow what a trip. Penquin watching, wine tasting, hiking, laughing and crying!! what a trip now back to work or I will never finish this piece that I am making for this years Quilt National.
You can see more photos from the trip on my facebook page.

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