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SkyWatch at Mountain Zebra National Park South Africa

Mt Zebra National Park Eastern Cape South Africa

The morning sky was as exiting to watch as the wildlife at Mountain Zebra National Park in South Africa.

Mountain Zebra at Mountain Zebra National Park Eastern Cape South Africa

The zebras take on a golden glow.

Springboks Mountain Zebra National Park Eastern Cape South Africa

Springboks munch away the morning.

Kudu Mountain Zebra National Park Eastern Cape South Africa

Kudu wander off to do what kudu do.

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We rushed up to the overlook for a highly recommended Camdeboo National Park sunset over the Valley of Desolation but had to be out of the gate before it barely began.

Sunset over Valley of Desolation Camdeboo National Park Eastern Cape Graaff-Reinet South Africa

Such a shame we couldn’t have watched more of the sunset from the overlook.

Sunset Camdeboo National Park Eastern Cape Graaff-Reinet South Africa

Because it was glorious.

Sunset Camdeboo National Park Eastern Cape Graaff-Reinet South Africa

But that didn’t stop me from shooting as Joan drove back down towards camp.

Sunset Camdeboo National Park Eastern Cape Graaff-Reinet South Africa

Even made a few stops along the way.

Sunset Camdeboo National Park Eastern Cape Graaff-Reinet South Africa

And made it out the gate just in time.

Sunset Camdeboo National Park Eastern Cape Graaff-Reinet South Africa

Still enjoying the colors.

Sunset and moon Camdeboo National Park Eastern Cape Graaff-Reinet South Africa

Then the crescent moon showed to say goodnight.

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Our World-Moving to South Africa

April Fools!

Although the Tsitsikamma zip-line really had me thinking about moving to South Africa.

Sunset Toroweap GRCA NP AZ

A move may have to wait for the future, after I retire from my seasonal job as a Park Ranger at Grand Canyon.  Will be a few more years until eligible to collect Social Security, if there’s any to collect.

Treehouse Wild Spirit Backpackers Lodge Nature's Valley SA

So, in the meantime, I’ll just dream.

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No heal tapping with scarlet slippers could have transported me fast enough from South Africa to Yarnell, Arizona.  Instead the journey included 27 hours of flight each way.

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Red route driven, black arrows backtracking

Much more fun was all the amazing discoveries found along at least 2,500 kilometers (1550 miles) of driving around South Africa starting in Johannesburg and winding slowly to Cape Town.

Nelson Mandela "Voting Line" Rt67 Art Port Elizabeth South Africa

Nelson Mandela “Voting Line” Rt67 Art Port Elizabeth South Africa

Travel expands my mind, and then I have to stop awhile to process.  For me, that means coming home wherever that may be.

Stuff to be unpacked

Being gone for 46 nights made me truly appreciate my own bed’s comfort.  The unpacking may take a while.

Arch from Echo Ravine trail Golden Gate Highlands National Park R712 Free State South Africa

Golden Gate Highlands National Park Free State South Africa

I’ll be sharing loads of stories and photos on both blogs for the next six months or more.

Elephant Kruger National Park South Africa

Elephant Kruger National Park South Africa

And in the meantime, I’ll be dreaming of a return to South Africa which someday could be my home.

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