Days 31, 32 & 33

Day 31:

Thursday was a very exciting day, because we got Palesa’s passport into our hands!  This is essential for us to come home!

We spent pretty much all morning sitting and waiting until our turn which took two minutes, tops, for the guy to click a couple of things on his computer and then hand us the passport.  But we didn’t really care, as long as we got it!  It took a total of 7 business days, when we were warned it could take 10 days to 3 weeks.  God is good!

We were planning to go whale watching in the afternoon, but since it took all morning for our passports and then we had to go back to Wandisa and do more paperwork, we couldn’t fit it in.  So instead we played in the mall food court for a while and then went  to a nearby winery for coffe and walked around with our friends, Aundrea and Isaiah.

It it was a beautiful day and the kids loved playing outside together!

And Daddy got in some fun times as well!


Day 32:

Since we missed whale watching the day prior, we decided to do it the next day.  But we had to go back into Wandisa in the morning to get our important documents to travel with and then say goodbye to everyone.  This was so hard, as everyone there played such an essential part in getting us home with our little girl!

Palesa eating snacks while Mommy and Daddy fill out paperwork.

Palesa sharing her snacks with Rose.

The whole awesome team of Wandisa and Wybrow-Oliver!

Bye-bye, everyone! We love you!

After we said our goodbyes, we headed to the waterfront to catch the whale watching tours.  The day before was a perfect day, but when we went it was drizzling rain and windy with up to 9ft swells in the ocean where we were going.  Needless to say, not the best weather for seeing whales…but it was our last chance so we set out!

We found some seals on one of the buoys.

Then we got into a bunch of dolphins that were playing and jumping around us.  Really fun to watch, but very hard to photograph, especially riding through 9-ft waves remember. Now these pics aren’t National Geographic-worthy, but it’s proof that we saw them!

Unfortunately we didn’t see any whales, but it was fun to get out on the water and see the harbor.

Hang on, kids!

Our little group!

After the whale watching (or dolphin watching in our case), we walked around a bit and the kids loved the African group singing on the boardwalk.

Right after this Palesa had had enough and it was time to get her fed and to bed.

Day 33:

Today we kept it pretty low key.  It is our last day in Cape Town as we will be flying to Johannesburg tomorrow for her Visa interview on Tuesday.  We went to the Giraffe House which is nearby that we hadn’t seen yet.  We got to see a few more animals, which Palesa loves.

Palesa even got to feed some of them!

We stopped by the Slow Market on our way home to get some delicious food.  Then Mommy got to get in the driver’s seat to drive us home!

It was my first and last chance to drive on the wrong side of the car on the wrong side of the road (legally), so I had to take advantage.  There is no way I’m driving when we get back to Johannesburg!  Not with those crazy devil taxis tearing around everywhere!

Please pray for safe travel back to Joburg tomorrow and also that Palesa’s Visa interview would go without a hitch so we can get on our flight HOME on Wednesday!


About truthsofablessedlife

Welcome to my blog! I am first and foremost a loved daughter of the Most High. I am a blessed wife to an awesome man who loves the Jesus above all else. I am also a Momma of 3 wild kiddos, who give each day a blessing in a whole new way. And when I have time I also work as a Nurse Practitioner on a casual basis. Our family has a special passion for family time, adoption, food, and thrifty DIY/home improvement projects and would love to share some of it with you! In fact, I love creating so much I have started my own little Etsy business!
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One Response to Days 31, 32 & 33

  1. Linda Annis says:

    Palesa is beautiful and is so lucky to have you as parents! Congratulations and thanks for sharing your journey. Can’t wait to meet her in person!

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