My name is Erica, I'm a photographer, surf mama of 4, and wifey to Captain Ryan. Together we follow the waves from South Padre Island to Kauai to Mexico, sharing our time between three of our favorite places on earth. These are our adventures.
Hola & Aloha!
The first thing I did after the Lion Park was visit Nelson Mandela Square. I honestly didn’t know what it was at the time, but Amy (who lives there) tweeted me and told me to check it out. I was pleasantly surprised to learn it’s a giant mall. It had been a while since I had been in one, and I was a little overwhelmed. But I stopped at a chocolate store, a book store, and the Quiksilver store.
Right when I left the mall, a massive storm hit. Apparently it was the first storm of the Spring season, and there were hail warnings. Huge bolts of lightning flashed across the sky, and I was so giddy. The downside was that it took about 30 minutes to go 1.4 kilometers from the mall to my hotel.
When I got to my hotel I ordered a fruit plate and enjoyed a zillion channels of cable television (in English!). It was awesome. I tried to distract myself from stressing about my NT scan the next morning. After finally falling asleep (and getting a pretty decent one for my first night away from Eva), I woke up, ate a delicious breakfast, and ran on the treadmill for a bit. I headed to my appointment, which went well, then rushed to the airport just in time to make my flight.