After the golf/cheetah/beach day, we had our last supper at the house.
As per normal, the chef put on a delicious spread for dinner.
We reflected on the vacation and the inevitable question came up. "Don't you guys miss living in Cape Town?"
I miss my in-laws, I miss some friends, I miss the natural beauty of the city, I miss that little Fifi, and I miss some elements of my life there, but coming back and visiting reiterated that my husband and I are in the right place. I wasn't an easy decision to pick up our lives and move to Chicago for him to attend business school, but we did it. Life moves forward, opportunity lies ahead, and sometimes you have to just take a step forward without understanding where the path will lead. We moved to Chicago with the intention of living here for 2 years, and now we have made this city our home.
Sharing Cape Town with my friends was wonderful experience. They got a glimpse of our life prior to Chicago, and we got to share a people, places, and experiences that comprised our 4.5 years in Cape Town.
It was especially weird/fun to go back into my old house. Here's some flashback photos from when we lived there....
So that's that. The trip was amazing, and I cannot believe we have friends that like us enough to buy tickets half way around the world.
Recaps from the trip:
Long Time, No See
Lion's Head Hike