I am very happy to share the following news with you!!!
I HAVE FINALLY FINISHED EDITING OUR 2010 SOCCER WORLD CUP TOUR PHOTO’S!!!
It took me a good three years to finish talking about taking once time… I took the photo’s on our tour with my Canon EOS 500D with my Canon EFs 18-200mm IS lens.
Now I want to share these long waited photo’s and stories with you so for the next few weeks I’ll write a blog here and there and post some photo’s from our journey. I would really like to give you a little bit of background of the towns we passed through and also the places we visited on our tour. This will keep me busy quite a while we visited allot of places and had a very busy month. We left home on 9 June 2010 and returned home 10 July 2010.
The boys are still talking about this holiday so at least I know they did enjoyed it.
In March 2012 I did write a post regarding our tour but that was were it ended. I got so busy with work and the holiday editing was pushed to the background…. Read more here
The Word a week this week is Dawn. For more information on this challenge please visit the blog A word in your ear
I took the following photo’s on our road trip in June/July 2010. My parents, the boys and I hit the road for 5 weeks while my hubby was working. We called our tour the World Cup Tour. Everybody went from province to province to follow the soccer games. We went from province to province to do some sight seeing and visiting dear friends….
Every time we went to our next destination we woke up before dawn and hit the road. We saw the sun coming up in allot of different places and each time it was spectacular….
I took these photo’s with my Canon 500D and back then I did not shoot RAW but JPG. Since then I’ve converted and only shoot in RAW.
I still have a lot more photo’s on Dawn that I took on other vacations with my family… Will share all these photo’s in the future as soon as everything is edited. This girl can’t stop when I start pushing that shutter button there are no end only if all my memory cards are filled up for the day….. Looking forward in sharing my travels with you…
” You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar
“Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” H Jackson Browne
“The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.” Dalai Lama
“Happiness is something that you are and it comes from the way you think.” Dr Wayne Dyer
“As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.” Les Brown
“Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.” Joe Paterno
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” Bruce Lee
“Go forth, under the open sky, and listen to Nature’s teachings.” William Cullen Bryant
“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau
“Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.” Wally Amos
“You can choose to focus on the difficult or on the joy, but when you concentrate on the special delights, the little heart-melting moments of raising a child, you realize what a magnificent path you have chosen.” Judy Ford
“One of the most satisfying experiences in life is a deep appreciation of Nature.” Dorothea Kopplin
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have don what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t let the past steal your present.” Cherralea Morgen
“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, Not events, have the power to make me happy of unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just on day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” Groucho Marx
“Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn
“One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire at achieve.” George Allen
During the 2010 Soccer World Cup held here in South Africa my hubby sent me and the boys on our own World Cup Tour. Together with my parents we visited allot of little towns. These photo’s was taken on the first part of our tour. We were away from home for 5 weeks and I never took less than 500 photo’s a day. Some days I took over 1500 photo’s. Add that all up and you get to many to count haha. I am still busy editing my World Cup Tour photo’s as I have a spare minute here and there.
When I am finished with all the photo’s and gathered all my notes and pamphlets I want to start writing a series of blogs on the different towns and places we visited on our tour. Luckily my memory is very good and as I go through my photo’s I can remember to the T what happened. That is the best part of capturing your holidays with thousands and thousands of photo’s…
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. Dalai Lama
“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” Robert Frost
“Happiness is a state of mind not what’s in your wallet.” Byron Pulsifer
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Vince Lombardi
“If daily you feel a sense of gratitude for the blessings of this life it will be a cushion & buffer when challenges arise.” Rose W-T
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a wife, a friend, a child, or a parent.” Barbara Bush
“Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark somber skies blanket our thoughts.” Dodinsky
“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” Albert Camus
“Life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children – all of our children – a better world. Even if it’s difficult. Even if the work seems great. Even if we don’t get very far in our lifetime.” Barack Obama
“Our passion is our strength.” Billie Joe Armstrong
“The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.” Stephen King
“There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, stranding in the gap to close it for us.” Oprah Winfrey