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The 1st Weekend

Oribi Gorge, Florida Road, World Cup, Good times

Hey Hey Everyone!

This weekend was fantastic! Can't complain one bit. Friday after work we drove down to Ballito where we were planning on going to watch the Mr Price Pro Ballito 2010 surfing competition but we ended up getting there right as it ended so we didnt get to see anything :( made me sad but we still hung out on the beach for a while, had dinner, then headed over to a concert on the beach that they were holding for the surfing competition, I guess you could call it their "after party". It was a fun time, but I was only there for about 5 songs of the concert and then a group of us left and went to the Suncoast Casino! This place is so much fun! I didn't gamble but I watched a couple of the guys in my group gamble and lose their money haha. Poor guys. We've been there once before though and one of the guys in my group won 1,500 rand which is not too bad for a day at the casino. Suncoast has a lot of restaurants, bars, shops, a movie theater, and is located right on the beach so there are plenty of things to do at this place. They have cheap beer there too which is great :) We didnt end up getting home until about 1:30 am and had to get up and leave on saturday at 8:30 to go to the Oribi Gorge.

The Oribi Gorge is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been! They have plenty of things to do like hiking, horseback riding, white water rafting, and the one thing that I did was go on their Wild 5 Swing. Basically what I did was jump off the waterfall/cliff into the gorge. Its the worlds highest gorge swing!!
http://www.oribigorge.co.za/5_swing.htm
Heres the link to the page so you can see what I did!! Probably the craziest, most terrifying, but also the most amazing thing I have ever done. I thought I was going to have a heart attack while I was waiting to go because there were three other people in my group that went before me and watching them made me even more nervous. The good thing though is that I survived along with the other 12 from my group that did it! I'm surprised that pretty much all of us did it. Peer pressure played a big role in getting a lot of them to jump but I'm glad that they did it. After the gorge we went and ate at restaurant that overlooked the gorge. BEAUTIFUL view! We were lucky that the weather was so nice and clear as well. A group of us went on a coffee tour at Echo Valley Coffee which was very interesting. I learned a lot about where coffee comes from and the intense and lengthy process behind it. Very cool. Heres a link to the website if anyone is interested
http://www.echocoffee.co.za/

Sadly my ride is here and I need to go! Ill tell everyone more about my adventure tomorrow when I have time to write again! Bye bye

Posted by mertzabby 04:44

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Oh man, Abby! I'm so envious! That Oribi Gorge swing looks AWESOME!!! Glad you are getting to mix in plenty of fun along with your work. Hope you get your camera soon!

12.07.2010 by rmertz

Absolutely Fantastic

12.07.2010 by MertzTBPM

Abby, Abby, Abby, - good thing I wasn't there!!! Your "helicopter Granny" (always hovering over) would have had a heart attack just watching you jump. No - that is not correct - I would have "grounded you" - No - that is not correct either - but I would have probably wet my pants watching you jump. Be careful, kiddo!!

12.07.2010 by GrannyM

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