We had our last holiday at our timeshare in Sun City last week. Hard to believe that in all likelihood we will not be visiting Sun City as a family again. I had one MAJOR lump in my throat as we drove out the gates.
We have always been big fans of Sun City. I first visited the place with my mom and dad as a 13 or 14 year old, when there was nothing there except the hotel, the Cabanas and the entertainment centre - the Cascades, the Palace and the Valley of the Waves were but a twinkle in Sol's eye. Quite what the attraction was at that stage I'm not sure!!
When the timeshare was first developed we were among the first to buy and got the timeshare at a ridiculously cheap price, which has enabled us to spend holidays at Sun City almost every year since then. Unfortunately the timeshare had a limited life-span and this year was the final year. There is a new timeshare development now, but it's way out of our price range.
I know Sun City is not to everyone's taste, but we have loved our holidays there. The Valley of the Waves is our "happy place" and the hours we have spent there will forever be among my favourite memories.
So indulge me while I take a little stroll down memory lane:
Jan 1993 (pre-Paula!!)
Jan 1996 (post-Paula, smile)
Pops, Paula and Nana Jan 1999
Paula, Gerda and Kate Jan 2002
Gerds, Kate (look how she's grown!), Pete and Luke
Paula and Cal, Mar 2012