Experience Hunting – Creating a Lifetime of Memories

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My Dad always said that the best way to get an education was to travel. I always took that in the literal sense. Travelling, leaving the country and experiencing other counties and cultures. Obviously, we’re not in a financial position to do that for our kids and this has always been on my mind. That my children are not being afforded the opportunities I had as a child.

Then last weekend, we went to Zabula and I realized, I’ve been taking that statement too literally!

My girls had such a fantastic time and got to experience so many amazing things. 

From a close encounter with a Nyala bull….

To their first ever game drive, where we saw so much game and had close encounters with Zebra. 

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Although, I think they will tell you the most exciting part was the novelty of riding on the back of the game viewing Landie.

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We also went to see the Cheetah run and a bunch of other activities. But some of the simplest things gave them the most pleasure, like playing in the sandpit (the bunker) on the golf course after it had closed for the night and while the sun was going down having a heard of giraffe run past them. 

This whole made me realize how important quality time and experiences are. It doesn’t always have to even be an experience that will cost a fortune, it can be something as simple and as small as feeding the rabbits at our local farm, or taking a walk through the botanical gardens. My girls love these kinds of outings and after this weekend, I’m even more determined to find and execute experiences for them that will be an opportunity to learn and make memories that last a lifetime.

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Not sure about you, but sometimes, I get so caught up in the hustle of everyday life that I forget how important this is for them and when the weekend rolls around, all I want to do is lie on the couch and relax after a busy week. When I could do something so simple that could create a memory that would last a lifetime.

This weekend, the weather has been fowl and freezing, but we made good memories, sitting at our fire place, braaing marshmellows and making smors!

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10 Comments

  • Reply catjuggles

    So true Sharon! Simple memories last. For instance my kids love to take the dogs to climb out our local koppie in the city nature reserve.

    June 13, 2016 at 11:22 am
    • Reply Sharon

      Ja, it’s really the simplest things that often turn out to be the most amazing experiences for our kids!

      June 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Kat

    Best memory with my mum – doing puzzles at home, eating naartjies and watching Wimbledon. Yup. Cost about R5.

    June 14, 2016 at 7:27 am
  • Reply Mrs FF

    Very true. And we love in a country with so much to see and do…

    June 16, 2016 at 10:42 am
  • Reply Laura

    David takes the younger 3 for regular walks to the park – its free and pretty easy to do but the kids absolutely love it and when we drive past the various parks both the little ones can tell me what they did there!

    Those are the memories that will last 🙂

    June 19, 2016 at 6:27 pm
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