One of the things I love to do is to see place and to explore the world around me. I love to travel and I love driving to see places. It is something that the ex and i would fight about a lot. I liked doing stuff like this and he complained it cost too much. We lived in England and hardly ever went anywhere. Most of the trips I did do were with friends and I was always nervous about getting into trouble about how much it had cost.

Yme had mentioned earlier in the week to leave Sunday free as we were going to get in the car and just drive. Well 6am rolled around and I was awake, Caleb was awake and we decided to do it. We woke sleeping beauty who just wanted to see if the tooth fairy had actually brought her money as her first tooth had finally fallen out.
You can read all about the tooth and the tooth fairy on the kids blog – The Pinklets

We all bundled into the car and drove, we stopped to watch the sun come up at an Engen service station that had a little pond and trees and a view of TM, it was all very pretty. We then went on to Saldahna where we stopped on the beach for a little while and then went in search of breakfast in Langeban, we found a wonderful place with sea views and all had a great breakfast as we were starving by this time. We then took the kids down to the beach to play.

Caleb was a little cautious at first but the were soon running and dancing in the water. Rachel got totally soaked, she even sat in the water. But they had so much fun, it took ages to coax them away promising to stop at Melkbossstrand on the way home for ice-cream which we did.

All in all it was a fantastic day, I love being spontaneous and I love that Yme likes to do these type of things too. There seems to be an issue about getting the photos off my camera onto the new computer so sorry this is a few days late. I am not a photographer at all and some of the cell phone ones are a bit rubbish but I love these people so here they are


Tractor sign for Caleb
road trip,caleb sign

The 2nd toilet stop
toilet stop 2


First Beach Langeban


Rachel ( playing in the water was not enough, she needed to sit in it – did no one tell this child it was winter!)

Ice-cream at Melkbosstrand


9 thoughts on “Spontaneous

  1. Oh wow, it looks like you guys had such a stunning day. I’m so jealous!! I also love doing things like that, but dragging L away from this golf course is mission impossible!
    J also had to play in the ice cold water that runs in the stream straight from the mountain. I’ll post a blog later today with pics. What is with our kids that they need to be in ice cold water in the middle of winter?? πŸ˜‰

  2. That’s so cool, the “just drive” thing. We also do this and try to do it at least once every 2 months. It’s fun and everyone enjoys it. Seems that you all have also enjoyed it.

  3. What an awesome way to spend a day. I really love that kind of day too, but I am less likely to initiate it than readily agree to go along with the suggestion from someone else.

    You guys seem really well matched. πŸ™‚

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