Saturday, September 11, 2010

Family Time!

Last weekend we took a little road trip and left Welkom for 2 days.

I read on-line that Fouriesburg, located in Eastern Free State, about 3 hrs from us was having a Spring Fair. I am always up for getting away and trying to find something fun to do. According to the information on their website it looked like it should be fun. The O'Tools and we left Saturday morning around 8AM. We stopped in Bethlehem and checked into our guest house and the O'Tools went on to check into their place located near Ficksburg.

We ended up getting to the Spring Fair before them and checked it out. My expectations are always too high. In typical, South African style, the advertisement was the best part of the event. Lets see if I can list all the things happening. There was a face painting tent, small craft tent, used book sale, homemade jams to buy and a snow cone tent {by far that was the highlight}. There was a Cherry farm located 20km away that was offering tractor ride tours of the farm. We met the O'Tools there and found out it cost R50 per person {or $6.10} and they wouldn't give the tour until there was a big enough group to go. So we just sat on the deck and enjoyed a chocolate milk shake. After that we drove into Ficksburg to check out that little town and found nothing of interest, so we stopped at a small grocery store and bought lunch to braii at the place where the O'Tools were staying.

The kids had a great afternoon of swimming and playing. Us adults enjoyed our time relaxation and the beautiful scenery. The Easter Free State is so much prettier then Welkom. They have beautiful mountains, lots of fruit trees, and overall just a pleasant atmosphere.

Sunday morning we went to Wimpy's for a yummy breakfast. Lindie was having eye problems, I think she might have seasonal allergies. But she was still very happy, just doesn't look the best.

After breakfast we drove through Golden Gate National Park, something we haven't done before and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The kids slept through most of it, so that was great.

We also found some nice camping sites that we might have to try out as a family get away or team outing. Brian wants to hike some of these mountains sometime soon.

We had a very nice weekend away and it was our way of celebrating Labor Day.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Hey, Hype is big, delivery is small. BUT it is always nice to get away and the scenery looks beautiful! Glad you enjoyed.