Something To Think About…

Wow is all I can say. I to own a small business and most of the time am running it on my own. Emergencies and Family obligations do come up, and I to close the door early. Its true that the owner is the Last to get paid, because I want to make the experience in my office more appealing, or that I pay my VERY hard working agents so they will stay with me and provide the great service that we give our clients.
So, please always remember that the person that closed their door early was gone for a good reason, and didn’t do it to “waste your time”. Thank you for this blog post. it says everything I have wanted to say!

Your Logo Done Here

It took me a couple of weeks to write this post, because I wanted to make sure that I got it right. I had to let it marinate for a minute. After a particularly grueling day, personally, a couple of weeks ago, I came in to the shop to find this note laying on the floor. It had been pushed through the mail slot by someone who was obviously #tickedoff at me for not being here. IMG_5325

At first I got pretty mad and wanted to scream at the faceless, genderless, writer of the note that wouldn’t they really like to know where I was? In the next moment I realized that it was not their fault, and that I “got it.” That person might have driven from way on the other side of Gurnee or Zion to get here, and they had no clue why I wasn’t here…they just knew…

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More on South Africa!

The Posts that you see on South Africa are Thanks to Janet Plante.  Janet and her husband Pete travelled with my group to South Africa in November and she kindly shared her expereience. 

We took 24 people to South Africa with us and it was an amazing experience!  With our first stop in Washington where we did a tour of the city and everything it has to offer we were so glad that we made that stop on our trip! there is so much to see and experience in Wasington and could easily go back there to see more.  With the Expertise of our amazing Guide Chris Hanson, we gained alot of great information about Washingtons history and places of interest.

As you can see from Janets Blog on our trip we travelled alot, saw alot and experienced so much it was overwheling but amazing.  From the Beautiful city of Capetown, Table Mountain, the Winelands, and Boulder Beach to see the Penguins.  The Boat Tour in St. Lucia where we saw Hippos, Crocodiles and many birds, was fantastic.  To see the Hippos up close in their habitat was so great!

Then our favorite part came with the first Game Drives.  We were loaded in the 4X4 vehicles and out we went to see what we could find! The one afternoon was so amazing. Unfortunatly some of the people stayed behind as they were tired, and it ended up being the best drive!  We saw an Elephant only a few feet away, Giraffes right on the road in front of us, Rhinos, and a leopard!  I can’t even begin to describe what it felt to see these animals up close in their own enviroment.  You can see them in a Zoo, and its not even close to the feeling you get seeing them in the wild!

We went into Swaziland where we went to a Candle Factory and watched them hand make beautiful candles and shopped in the local market there. We then went to the Chismo Safari Camp where we would be spending our next 3 days.  We were fortunatre to see so many more animals like the Male Lion with a kill.  One of our jeeps watched him come out of the bush, turn around and he roared at them.  The pictures were amazing!

After our games drives were over we headed on the plane to Victoria Falls in Zambezi!  Here we experienced the magnificent Victoria Falls!  We were there when they were at their lowest, which I thought would be disappointing, but wasn’t in the least!  We actually walked over the Land and Boulders that are usually covered by the water from the falls at its highest point!  To be able to see how deep the canyons were and how high the water actually goes and how much land it covers was unbelievable!  We could see the falls that were running as well, and it would definitly be a great experience to go back and see them at their highest and fastest stage.

After all the incredible experiences we went through in South Africa I would definitly go back in a second!  There are so many misconceptions of South Africa.  People say it can’t be safe…we never felt unsafe at any point in our trip!  The people are so friendly there, and its a beautiful country to visit.  It’s definitly a holiday I won’t EVER forget and would recommend to anyone! A HUGE Thank you to Deon Romijn for being such an Incredible Tour Guide.  There wasn’t anything that Deon didn’t know about South Africa!

If you would like more information onn a South Africa trip, please give us a call or e-mail!