About SunshineLady5280

I've named my site SunshineLady5280 for a few reasons aside from needing an online name. If you've guessed "sunshine and Denver," then you pretty much nailed it. Congratulations. I love nature, travel, adventure, and beer. I'm a solo hiker and camper and have traveled internationally alone. I'm a Gemini former vegetarian, a force to be reckoned with--and not always in productive ways (I know). A few random facts for those kindred spirits who will know me instantly from this telling list: -iPhone -Stout (not nitro, ewww), porters, browns, and sours. -Tent -Aisle -Red -Chris Hemsworth -Werewolves -French press dark roast with sugar -This American Life, Invisibilia, Serial -Nine Inch Nails -The 40 Year Old Virgin

Part I: Pilanesberg National Park- The Chase

 January 3, 2009.

Our jeep veered right and tipped. We were half off-road, driving through the bush in Pilanesberg National Park. It was nearly pitch black out, the sky indigo fading to black. Bushes scraped metal and everyone on the right pulled in and ducked before the thorny branches from the acacias hit them. Our driver steered back onto the road and glared at the other jeep who forced us into the bush. We sped up and kept pace with another jeep run by the national park-our ally against the 3 private tour company jeeps who were very aggressive. Continue reading

Preface: My Epic Adventure to South Africa in 2009

January 2, 2009.

I’m not sure how else to write about my trip to South Africa, except by starting at the beginning. I’ll have to delay my stories about safari jeep wars, chasing lions, hitch hiking, and coasting alongside leopards, for now. Continue reading