Our Day Off

Thursday was Human Rights Day here in Cape Town. Due to a last minute cancellation of our boat cruise we opted for a picnic at a winery. I have no idea how to pronounce it but we spent the day at Buitenverwachting. We had our own private table and 4 large platters of bite-sized food …

What is on this ship?

Anyone know what is on this ship? Shannon and I had no idea. The virtual absence of sides made me feel as though this ship is one small wave away from the bottom of the ocean.

We got a mini

During our first couple of days in Cape Town we quickly realized we’d be needing a car for the duration of our stay. We had heard about a lot of personal rental companies that rent cars to students and tourists for much cheaper than the going rate. We are talking around R100 per day which …

We Have Arrived

After a 22 hour trip we have finally made it. We got a nice 12 hour sleep last night to make up for the lack thereof on the flights. We are currently meeting everyone in the 88mph offices here in Cape Town. The rest of the day will involve getting to know our neighborhood, getting …

Dad in the Hospital

Our departure to Cape Town has been delayed for two weeks. My dad is set to have surgery later today to remove a growth from his abdomen. Please keep him in your thoughts. If you haven’t heard the news or want to give him your support you can follow his recovery here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevewoodruff

20 Days Until Cape Town

It seems as if we’ve just returned home and we’re already making the big push to move out of our place in preparation for Cape Town. Yep, I’ll be doing it all over again for 3 months in Cape Town. This time around should be much better with Shannon joining me.

Weather Shock

I know that I’ve been experiencing cold winters my entire life, but going from sitting by the pool to snow yesterday was quite a shock. Looking forward to the slopes of CO though. I think I’ll be wearing this today.

Back in Nairobi Again

We had an awesome trip to the Masai Mara and I look forward to posting more about it and Amboseli once I get the time. We’re here for one night and then off to Cincinnati. See you all again soon.


Amboseli was a blast. Hundreds of elephants, sleepy lions, Kilimanjaro, hippos, monkeys, baboons. It was incredible. On our way back to Nairobi to catch a flight to the Masai Mara. Hope to share more about it soon, but here are a few pics to start.