Our second trip to SA this year. Mum’s 70th and the folks golden wedding anniversary was the occasion. Most of the time was spent in and around Durban.
The big surprise for my parents in 2011 was that we were going to meet them in Cape Town. Earlier in the year we had bought them tickets to go to Cape Town for New Year. What we had failed to mention was that it would be us collecting them from the airport. Naturally this did involve some collusion with other members of the family – particularly Marie and Des.
We left for Durban in the freezing cold on Christmas day and arrived on a balmy boxing day. We stayed in Durban until the 7th of January and caught up with the family. We also included the obligatory trip to Ushaka marine world.
In May 2008 we took a weeks break to Taba Heights in Egypt.
Most of the week was spent chilling, perhaps that’s the wrong word as the temp was over 40 for most of the week. Of course there was some diving and sailing for Sean and an outing to Petra in Jordan. This completes the second leg of our quest to visit all seven wonders of the modern world.
Of course the cynics would suggest that the main purpose of the trip was the diving. This is quite obviously not the case!
This year it was Australia for Christmas and New Year. A brief stop in Singapore to catch up with Jorgen, Cheryl and Helen in the airport. It was all a bit of a rush as our flight was late in and we completely forgot that we had our cameras.
A short break in November 2007 to get some winter sun. It was also an opportunity for Elaine to get a head start on her tan before heading off to Australia for Christmas and New Year.
Another trip up North for the senior Gates family. This summer the Bradys’ celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary