Bainskloof Pass


Bainskloof, South Africa, scenic pass, mountains, Western Cape, Boland, wine,

One beautiful, clear, and windless Saturday, while on our way home from visiting the Slow Market, Joshua fell asleep in the car just before we reached home.  Parenting 101: do not wake a sleeping baby! As any sane parents would do, we just kept on driving. We’ve heard great things about the Bainskloof Pass – the scenic, not-so-high-way between Wellington and Ceres/Worcester, that forms part of the Limietberg Nature Reserve. So decided it was the perfect time for a little adventure.

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Thanksgiving in Natchez


For Thanksgiving this year my family went down to Natchez, Mississippi to celebrate with the Hungerford clan.  Aunt Nancy, John, Betsy, Geoff, Caroline and Greg were our hosts. The drive down was 14 hours from Lincoln, and we stopped in KC and picked up Sarah, Josh and Abby on the way. We left from KC at the crack of dawn (actually before that) and made it to Natchez in time for dinner! I always love spending time with my mom’s side of the family – there is never a dull moment.

We (me, Neal, Abby, Josh, Sarah, Becca and Hannah) were lucky enough to stay at a beautiful old home in Natchez named “Edelweiss” that is owned by my cousin Caroline’s fiance Greg. Image

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