This week’s Foto Friday Fun features images chosen by nine readers from my photo files including mostly shots from South Africa, all tugging at my heartstrings. I’ve been thinking a lot about going back, even talking about it a little. Yet it’s so hard to save money over the summer season. The gears are churning. I told Bill, this winter I want to go somewhere exotic, south of the equator, and reasonably priced. So now I’m making a list and comparing prices. Any suggestions?
Bibi chose #6833 (one in a panorama), “which are the first numbers in the amount of [Serbian] dinars I have to pay for my ticket to the US this December!!” If I looked that up right that equals just under US$62. Wish I could fly anywhere for that price, especially back to South Africa. Then I’d hike the Waterfall trail in Tsitsikamma National Park again but this time bring my bathing suit and lunch so I could hang out there longer.
Diane and Nigel chose #6667. One of many tide pools along the hike to Tsitsikamma waterfall from the same trip above 2-28-16.
Pam and John chose #8875, “Today’s temp and dewpoint.” They are in the soggy Midwest right now. But I didn’t have that problem when visiting the dry Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa during March 2014 where I saw these ground squirrels playing.
Mary Lou chose #2616. Helmeted Guineafowl seen in Mountain Zebra National Park during February 2013. Joan and I referred to them as breakfast as they usually just hung out on the road.
Sherry and David chose #1916. View with an arch from the Echo Ravine trail in Golden Gate Highlands National Park from my February 2013 visit. Another place to return in South Africa as I recently discovered there’s a cave here we didn’t see.
Patti chose #1. Wow, I had 1000s of old memories pop up for this number making it very difficult to choose, though in all fairness I tried to find the oldest one. And thus the poor quality. Plus of course not from South Africa like the rest. From 1972, the year I graduated from High School, my BFF bathing her big dog in the bathtub in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Donna chose #227. A pair of Burchells zebras seen in Kruger National Park in February 2013.
My choice, keeping with the South Africa theme. A day of firsts during the 2010 visit. First visit to Kruger National Park and first lions on the first day there. She walked stately past Joan’s truck a mere four feet away, paused looked towards us then back to her young cubs, and walked on to stop on the road no more than 30 feet ahead. My heart pounded as I reminded myself to breath but I kept clicking the camera.
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