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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #80 on: October 05, 2021, 04:18:24 pm »
Time for some laundry, with a view.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #81 on: October 05, 2021, 04:43:55 pm »
It was time to find a place to reflect and spend some time with my Father and my son.

There is a hill behind CRH and a rough gravel path leading up to and around it, so time to go for a walk. Once at the back of the hill, I saw a lone tree on a ridge on the next hill and I immediately knew that is where I need to go.

The flat top of the hill, where the tree is, is covered with flat black rock, sections look like they had been intricately laid, by hand, like slasto, interspersed with brown rocks and coloured pebbles. Interesting fossil forms and patterns abound.

I found a comfortable place to sit, and the immensity of what had happened to my beloved son, hit me. I cried, and I prayed, and I cried, and I cried. Right there, a grief, a pain, settled on me that you cannot describe, explain, or define.

How was I ever going to come to terms with my beloved, talented, intelligent, compassionate, beautiful son, Brandonís decision to end his own life?

How, please God, tell me how?


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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #82 on: October 05, 2021, 06:06:25 pm »
Wow Marius.....just that, man. Really have NOTHING else to say, except that I hope from my heart that things will get better for you in due time.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #83 on: October 05, 2021, 06:57:28 pm »
Sterkte Marius. Al wat mens seker maar kan doen is om aan te gaan en dit doen jy nou. Of jy ooit weer OK sal wees weet ons nie, maar hou aan probeer.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #84 on: October 05, 2021, 07:00:40 pm »
Strongs to you

All I can say, I have had this idea in my head for a long time, but always found reasons not do do it.

You are doing it, respect to you sir
 
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #85 on: October 05, 2021, 09:01:01 pm »
It was time to find a place to reflect and spend some time with my Father and my son.

There is a hill behind CRH and a rough gravel path leading up to and around it, so time to go for a walk. Once at the back of the hill, I saw a lone tree on a ridge on the next hill and I immediately knew that is where I need to go.

The flat top of the hill, where the tree is, is covered with flat black rock, sections look like they had been intricately laid, by hand, like slasto, interspersed with brown rocks and coloured pebbles. Interesting fossil forms and patterns abound.

I found a comfortable place to sit, and the immensity of what had happened to my beloved son, hit me. I cried, and I prayed, and I cried, and I cried. Right there, a grief, a pain, settled on me that you cannot describe, explain, or define.

How was I ever going to come to terms with my beloved, talented, intelligent, compassionate, beautiful son, Brandonís decision to end his own life?

How, please God, tell me how?


Liewe donner! That line hit me pretty hard now and vision is a little blurry....... Strongs to you is all I can muster now!
 
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #86 on: October 05, 2021, 09:54:46 pm »
Ek lees met n traan in die oog en n waardeering vir jou en Brandon
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #87 on: October 06, 2021, 07:22:37 am »
Really enjoying reading this meneer. I'd love to meet you one day.

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #88 on: October 06, 2021, 08:51:03 am »
It was time to find a place to reflect and spend some time with my Father and my son.

There is a hill behind CRH and a rough gravel path leading up to and around it, so time to go for a walk. Once at the back of the hill, I saw a lone tree on a ridge on the next hill and I immediately knew that is where I need to go.

The flat top of the hill, where the tree is, is covered with flat black rock, sections look like they had been intricately laid, by hand, like slasto, interspersed with brown rocks and coloured pebbles. Interesting fossil forms and patterns abound.

I found a comfortable place to sit, and the immensity of what had happened to my beloved son, hit me. I cried, and I prayed, and I cried, and I cried. Right there, a grief, a pain, settled on me that you cannot describe, explain, or define.

How was I ever going to come to terms with my beloved, talented, intelligent, compassionate, beautiful son, Brandonís decision to end his own life?

How, please God, tell me how?


Liewe donner! That line hit me pretty hard now and vision is a little blurry....... Strongs to you is all I can muster now!

You not alone.   :'( :(
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #89 on: October 06, 2021, 09:55:57 am »
 :'( :'( :'( ek het nie woorde nie, net trane.
 
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #90 on: October 06, 2021, 01:10:22 pm »
As I sat there, the black rock and the barren surroundings, reflected the blackness and the barrenness of my soul.

Apart from the unbearable pain, the deep sorrow and despair, there is this overwhelming feeling of guilt. Guilt, that you failed your son as a father.

That feeling is what made it the most difficult thing for me to write that line above, I was baring my soul, but I had to do that, if I was ever going to achieve what I ultimately set out to achieve with this journey in honour of my beloved son.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #91 on: October 06, 2021, 01:16:35 pm »
This tree is what drew me up here. Why?
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #92 on: October 06, 2021, 01:46:43 pm »
I was surrounded by all these beautiful rocks and decided to build a memorial rock pile for Brandon at the base of the tree.

Someone on the group that followed me, noticed something on the photos, which I did not until later, when she told me what she saw. Let's see if any of you see something unusual.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #93 on: October 06, 2021, 02:11:32 pm »
The face on the rock is the eye of life looking at you, at us all, this is your view that you share today. Thank you.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #94 on: October 06, 2021, 03:28:38 pm »
Ek sien die Afrika klip in foto no 121042.  Jy doen 'n Afrika toer terere aan jou liefkind.  Ek sien ook hoe die Kokerboom se arms reik na die hemel .... so asof jy hom 'n drukkie gee.   :'(
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #95 on: October 06, 2021, 03:32:35 pm »
Die slang in die kokerboom.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #96 on: October 06, 2021, 03:55:10 pm »
Look again, I will share what she saw tomorrow evening.

The stone I had placed on the rock is also of significance to me. Another story which is yet to be told.

You must please just take into consideration that I am not withholding these stories for any reason, but that currently, the time is not right, they are emotional to me, and that, at the moment, it is challenging enough for me, merely to share my trip and expose my soul.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #97 on: October 06, 2021, 04:11:09 pm »
I took some last photos of CRH and my now empty camping spot before heading down the hill.

It felt like I had left a large chunk of my being, my heart, my soul, up on that hill. It was a very difficult and emotional walk back.

Very much a representation of the rocky road I am going to face for the rest of my life.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #98 on: October 06, 2021, 04:14:47 pm »
I was welcomed back by a windmill
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #99 on: October 06, 2021, 04:30:33 pm »
In 2013, I visited Canyon Roadhouse, but only for lunch and a beer.

There was not much time to explore really appreciate the time and effort that was put into creating this place with its charming character, but now, I had the time. So I made the most of it, and for those of you who have not had the privilege of visiting CRH, here are some photos.

I hope you enjoy this with me, it is a one of a kind place, not just with the displays and ambience, but also its staff.
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