The Fish River Half-Marathon, which took place on 27 September in Keetmanshoop, Namibia, was my fourth international race to date, meaning that I've now raced in five countries and on three continents - what an amazing privilege!
It was Miss K's second trip across the border (her first being to the Kingdom of Lesotho just before her first birthday), and J Bear's first; hopefully the second and first of many more to come. I was blessed with parents who both loved to travel and explore and who lit an adventurous flame in my heart - something that I am eternally grateful for. I really hope that I can pass this same love on to K and J and that we will have the opportunity to discover and explore many amazing new places together!
With that said, I thought I'd share with you some of our favourite moments from our recent runcation to Namibia:
Our fantastic stop-over en route to Keetmanshoop and again on our way back home: The African Vineyard Guesthouse in Upington (South Africa). Stunning. Go there.
Grandpa, Grandma and the kids with Nakop's 'weather forecast apparatus'... Highly scientific, as you can see, haha! (Nakop is one of the border posts between South Africa and Namibia.)
Miss K on Nakop's "lawn": The only green square metre (literally!) of grass you'll see for miles. Yip, we disobeyed the sign.
Padkos! A true South African tradition. One family + a cooler box filled with amazing eats ("padkos" in Afrikaans) + a road-side picnic spot = Happiness! (P.S. Any other South Africans out there who've experienced that the wind always blows when you get out of the car to have your padkos??)
The kids met their great-grandma for the first time during this trip. My heart.
Waiting for the race prize-giving with Ouma - Mama placed!
We had such an amazing trip - I can't wait to, God willing, show the kids the rest of Namibia when they're a bit older!