Monday, November 25, 2013

Birds of Eden

President Wheeler and I left Monday, November 25th for the "Couple's Conference" in Cape Town.  Cape Town is a 12 hour drive from Port Alfred.  We were grateful to have Brother and Sister Chase with us on this long drive.  We broke the trip in to two parts and stayed in Knysna (pronounced Nice-na) Monday night.  This is a charming little town on the Indian Ocean. There are many, many things to do in this town.  Monkeyland, riding the elephants, a snake farm, and this beautiful Bird Preserve.  When you come to visit we will definitely make a trip there.  We only had time to choose one thing and we are glad this is what we chose.  There are over 3000 birds here.  This is just a sampling of a few.

This one below is for all the BYU fans.

This was an amazing suspension bridge.  It was 150 feet long.  Being in the reserve reminded me of the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland or the Tarzan House there, but the sounds were not recorded.  It was so still in there and it gave you a reverent feeling for the beauties of the earth.  

This one below is for all the Ute Fans.

Sister Chase's hand by this lily gives you an idea of the size of these beautiful lilies.

And this one is for Grandma Wheeler.


  1. Thank you my dear darling for posting a picture of a pink flamingo - it made my day!! ~ Mom, looking at photos and entries on FB and your blog on Thanksgiving day.

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun things to do!