Mary Jayne Cassidy » Travel, Development, Spiritual Growth

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Becky, Dionisio, and I did a 2 day trip to Kruger National Park. Unfortunately for Becky, this meant 2 more days of waking up at 5am (we’re going on 5 days in a row of waking up at an ungodly hour). This isn’t the best time of year because the grasses and shrubbs are tall due to the rains. It can be hard to spot animals, but it’s also the time of year when babies are born. Here are some of my favorite pics.

Missy - 13 April 2014 - 12:17 pm

Awesome…and so cool!


Becky and I went great white shark cage diving today to celebrate her big 4-0. What an amazing experience. I highly recommend the company we used (Great White Shark Tours). They were professional, well organized, and passionate about great whites. We saw 9 or 10 sharks today – all of which were females. Unfortunately, they are too quick for the camera sometimes but here are a couple of my favorite shots.


Everyone always asks me what is my favorite city in Africa. I’ve never had an answer because no city left a big enough impression to be considered my favorite. That has changed. I love Cape Town. Such beautiful scenery and so many outdoor activities. and penguins!!!

Here are my favorite pics from today.

Sandi cassidy - 2 April 2014 - 7:25 am

Fantastic!! Mom

Taylor - 2 April 2014 - 7:13 am

There are going to be a lot of disappointed cities in Africa.

Blake - 2 April 2014 - 4:43 am

Wow! Penguins kiss’n on the beach and no snow? Beautiful!


Today was a rough start to my spring break week in Cape Town. I got all the way to the airport when I realized I forgot my driver’s license (which I needed to rent a car). I had enough time, though, to go home and back to the airport in time for boarding. The taxi driver called me 3 times (is reasonable I suppose but ouch). And of course (Murphy’s Law), the flight was delayed 2 hours. I arrived in Cape Town to find my car reservation was “lost” and that I forgot my Kindle and cell phone charger (maybe God is trying to tell me something). Good thing I remembered to bring the Kindle charger (??) which actually charges my cell phone as well.

Nevertheless … I arrived with luggage in tact, rented a car, found my B&B, made my way over to the Waterfront in time to see a beautiful sunset, ate a delicious sushi dinner next to a few American girls from Furman who know my brother (totally random), and then ran into a friend (at the same restaurant) who is visiting Cape Town at the same time. Day one of spring break turned out to be lovely.

Here is my favorite photo from the day. They call this the Wheel of Excellence. Love that bicycles hitch a ride also.