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SA Trip – Aug 26-31,2014

On Tues morning Aug 26, we were excited to head to the airport in East London for our noon flight to Joberg where we were on standby for our Lufthansa flight to Germany to attend Michael’s nephew’s wedding on Friday. … Continue reading

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SA Trip – Aug 24, 2014

Sunday was our last great social event in East London.  Jimmy and Theone and their son, George, invited us to enjoy oysters and the buffet at the Restaurant at Crawfords Cabins overlooking the beach in Chintsa.  We were also joined … Continue reading

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SA Trip – Aug 16-24,2014

Being with elephants is definitely a mystical experience.  Actually, being in the vastness of nature with all the plants and wildlife is the most soul-connecting-welcome-home experience I’ve ever had. Rounding a corner to find a mother elephant and junior grazing … Continue reading

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SA Trip – Aug 11-15, 2014

Michael has been spending a lot of time at the pool, both putting the finishing touches on the wall and testing the water. We all know he’s a bit crazy, so no surprise that he took his first morning dip … Continue reading

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SA Trip – Aug 8-10, 2014

Saturday was such a special day with our personally guided tour of Mpongo Game Reserve.  Annie, daughter of Mirijam here in EL, was home for the weekend from her internship as a game ranger at Tyityaba Game Reserve. We spent … Continue reading

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SA Trip – Aug 6-7, 2014

For some time now, I’ve wanted to know the difference between ale, lager and dark beer.  So Wednesday we had a tour of a local brewery, and now I know. Yay.  This was no ordinary brewery; it was built on … Continue reading

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SA Trip – Aug 2-5, 2014

Sunday we headed back up the coast to Inkwenkwezi for the Jekelezi Festival, almost like a country fair where everyone parks in the field.  On Saturday we had bought some souvenirs down on the Esplanade where the African traders display … Continue reading

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SA Trip – Aug 1, 2014

Thursday nite we went to the “Tribute to Johnny Cash” concert produced by Center Stage at the Guild Theatre.  Great concert.  We especially enjoyed that people could bring drinks to their seats, which all the 30-something-buff-Rugby-types did quite voluminously.  One … Continue reading

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SA Trip – July 29-30, 2014

Apartheid – Township – Coloreds: I’ve heard all the words, but what does it look like; how does it feel, what does it mean today? These were constantly riding on my mind as we sat in the mini bus for … Continue reading

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SA Trip – July 24 – 28, 2014

  Amazing dinner last nite at Grazia’s restaurant. Forgive the picture taken with the tablet; it was just too dark inside with the brightness outdoors. But here’s another taken two weeks ago when we could eat outside on the patio, … Continue reading

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