Friday, June 20, 2008

Reconnecting - Part 6

Before I continue with our visit to Ushaka Marine World, I have something for you guys. It's nothing big, just a little contest for something from South Africa.

All I need you to do is name the Big Five animals of Africa. I don't care if you have to google or not, it doesn't matter to me, I just want you to name them and you will be entered into the drawing for a genuine African Wildlife fridge magnet handmade in Tshwane, South Africa. I brought it with me from South Africa, so if you're interested, just leave me a comment with your name, email or blog where I can contact you and the list of the Big Five. It's open to US and Canada!

Good Luck!

Let's go back to Ushaka Marine World, I have some great photos to share with you including one that is mine and Curt's favorite....this purple fish, it's just beautiful.

No clue what it's called, I forgot to check the name so if anyone knows what it is, I would love to find out.

All the kids listening to one of the aquarium staff explain about the little sharks in the tank

This turtle makes me laugh, I can't look at her without hearing that voice from Finding Nemo "DUDE" lol

Love the jellyfish

Ok now the seal show LOL This guy above was the cop

This guy was the prisoner who escaped, he then stole the hate from the cop while he was sleeping and took off running. The cop came out with the seal and they were looking for the prisoner which made his way to the crowd and then took the hate off and dropped it off on an unsuspecting audience member...........yeah, you know where this is going LOL

I was sitting there minding my own business and next thing I know I have the cop yell out "HEY YOU" and call me towards him. CRUD was my first thought, I didn't want to go but everyone pushed me towards him, I could hear Curtis cackling in the background with the camera in hand LOL

I just stood there not knowing what the heck was happening, he accused me of stealing his hat LOL

Then he asked me what I had to say for myself and put the microphone to my mouth and before I could say a word, this loud Yodeling comes on the speakers LOL I about died LOL

He took me over to the wanted poster and told me that it was me, of course it wasn't, it was the guy in the orange suit LOL

And then it ended with him asking me if I like Sushi and I said yes, so he reached into his fanny pack LOL and gave me a little candy bar and sent me on my way....OH after he removed his hat from my head LOL

The seal show ended and it was time for us to head back to Scottburgh, leaving behind this want to come back again and spend more time exploring the Ushaka Marine World.


Dylan and Nicholas

Heading out, they have this great little strip mall with all sorts of great shops and restaurants etc.

The next morning was time to return back to Johannesburg but it was also Curt's birthday. The night before we had talked to the staff at the restaurant about singing Happy Birthday to him etc. He had NO idea what was coming and his reaction was priceless LOL

He looked up at me and said "why didn't you tell me?" LOL Well because if I had, he would have found a way to skip breakfast LOL

We even got free champagne....

My sister in law Lilian

My dad and stepmom

And with that, it's goodbye Scottburgh and goodbye Durban. I will DEFINITELY be returning next time I'm in South Africa.


Anonymous said...

What fun!

The big five are lion, african elephant, african buffalo, black rhinoceros and leopard.


mjgolch said...

how about a big ugly fish?
When we used to have a Sea World here in Cleveland we used to go and watch the shows. There was an Otter that used to try to steal the show with it's antics.I loved going there just for that reason.
I hope that you have a Gr8 weekend.Many big time hugs and God's blessings your way.That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Jen said...

My wish for you friend is that you will return there one day....soon. Hugs

Michelle said...

I had to look them up, but this is what I found: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo

I'd love to win the magnet - I collect them - you should see my fridge!

How neat that you were involved in the seal show! I've never seen a fish like that purple one!

Tina said...

What a fun trip!!

The big 5 are:

lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino!

Cheri said...

Oh, I would have died! I do think it's funny though when it's not me-hee hee!
The scenery is just beautiful.

Mari said...

That show looks like a lot of fun - if you aren't the one called up front! I loved that story!

Susanne said...

That show and marine world looked like lots of fun.
And that purple fish is amazing.

Uhm, the big 5 from what I can see through the plastic package would be: lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and a leopard?

Michelle said...

oh great picture of the purple seeing all of the family...have a great weekend..

Stephanie said...

I must admit, when I think of Africa, those pics dont come to mind! I think of safari and totally hot, flat landed area!
Thanks for posting pics and telling such good stories about it. You have changed my perspective on it!
Sure looks like you enjoyed your time there!
Have a fun weekend,

Sherry said...

That fish is awesome -- wouldn't you love one in a tank in your living room? lol

big five lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

This was the trip of a lifetime....just look at what the kids got to see and experience here.... highly amusing story at the seal show.....and then cake and free champagne....

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

I have to google to find out the big five! I will come back later after doing so. What a great idea, how generous of you.

I keep thinking about before your trip, and all the headache and stress about the passport. would it arrive in was nail biting.

And then, it came, there were people all over the world praying for you to get it on time...and I was one of them. !

Then your trip, which is very apparent, it surpassed all your expectations.

Your love of South Africa shines through in every post.....

Christina said...

That is funny how you got to be part of the show, it looked like fun. What an awesome Marine.

I wanted to thank you for praying for my mom and let you know she died unexpectedly yesterday. I really appreciate all your prayer.

dolls123 said...

I'm going to South Africa next year so I would love to have this magnet.

Rhino,Leopard,Lion,Elephant & Buffalo


Jenileigh said...

This is so cool!! I'm so glad you had a great time!