Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cape Town - Part 4

After high tea at the Mount Nelson, the three of us (Hubby, Amanda and I) walked down to the Company's Garden. Click on the images to view them larger.

Related posts:

Fast Food

Ballet and Garden

Mount Nelson Hotel

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cape Town - Part 3

Here's another fun thing we did with Amanda on a morning that her sisters were at ballet. It's something I had been wanting to do for a very long time. We went for high tea at the Mount Nelson. It was a fabulous experience. The hotel was as grand as its name, but I didn't take any photos inside, except for the galaxy themed passage that was near our outside table. The gardens had beautiful flowers, interesting statues, a large fountain and even larger trees. Click on the images to view them larger.

Entrance to the Mount Nelson Hotel
with the Cape Ballet Centre
in the church next door

Amanda took this picture
with my camera. I only
had to straighten it.

Amanda in the galaxy themed passage.

Amanda's many faces.

She ordered coffee. Unfortunately,
it was too bitter for her.

Hubby took this photo of us.

Amanda took this photo of us.

Another photo by Hubby.
Our high tea treats.

Related posts:

Fast food in Cape Town

The Cape Ballet Centre
The Company Gardens

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cape Town - Part 2

We started going a couple of times a month to Cape Town when our girls began taking ballet lessons last year in October. We had to come up with ways to keep Amanda busy while her sisters were at their lessons.

Last week I shared with you our visit to Burger King and Amanda at the Kids Zone. This week I'm sharing photos of Amanda feeding the birds and squirrels at the Company Gardens. I bought hamster food for this purpose.

(Amanda is not taking ballet, although I would certainly consider it in the future. She is taking fun gym, an introductory course in rhythmic gymnastics, and tennis this year.)

My mother-in-law met us in the Company Gardens. She took Samantha out for lunch and shopping after her lessons. It was her birthday in October 2013. These photos are all from my archives. Click on the images to view them larger.

Table Mountain and the Cape Ballet Centre

The Cape Ballet Centre

Table Mountain

Amanda and Nana

Amanda and Jessica asleep on the way home

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cape Town - Part 1

Fast Food in Cape Town

Yesterday I saw the second half of an episode of Fast Foods Gone Global. It was my first time seeing the program and it inspired me to share today's post on our first visit to Burger King in Cape Town, South Africa. McDonalds has been around for years, but Burger King got in on the action by successfully opening one of it's first restaurants in the business district of Cape Town in 2013.

Standing in line at Burger King,
Cape Town, South Africa

Amanda playing at the Kids Zone

You can see my reflection
as I'm taking this photo

The restaurant is a double story and we went upstairs to eat. The bathrooms were upstairs and so was the Kids Zone. Amanda had fun playing on the indoor playground. There was also a reading room with children's books and computer games for the bigger kids. My only complaint was the long wait for food. The tables inside were half empty, so I think if they could find a way to process the orders faster, then the tables would get filled.

I found this neat 2 minute video on the Travel Channel called McFeasting in South Africa. It shows a new McDonalds at the Cape Town Waterfront. There are great shots of Cape Town and Table Mountain in this video. I've tried to embed it below, but if the embed code doesn't work, then here's the link to the video.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Botanical Garden, South Africa - Part 3

The Botanical Garden near our home in South Africa has been enhanced with these unique metal sculptures. You can find out more by visiting my previous posts in Part 1 and Part 2. Come back next week for a brand new series!

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Amanda at the Dung Beetle Sculpture



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