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I have previously spent 45 minutes catching up with this blog only to have it all disappear into cyberspace. Technology sucks. I will try to sum up. We landed Aug 30 at Jo'burg and rented a Toyota Corolla. We were off in a hurry as we wanted to get to our destination before dark.We were warned by the guest house that there can be hippos on the road …
... at Chestnut Lodge was rainy and the electricity was out the entire day. Dinner (and everything else) was by candlelight. Rain the next day gave us a good excuse to take another day to recuperate from the harrowing experience of just getting here.
The third day was sunny so we set off sight seeing along the Panorama Route which took us up Blyde River Canyon, the largest, deepest canyon in the ...
... next thing we knew we had
new people surrounding us pointing and talking animatedly. Our
Melmoth “hornbill team” is growing exponentially! Starting your
work day so early often means it ends early as well and, despite the
seemingly never ending rain, the farmers all made sure that we were
entertained. They took us on tours of their properties, all of which
were stunning landscapes used for a diversity of resources. Part
cattle grazing, part ...
... into in a long time. When we got the right ear sorted we were finally able to confirm he could hear from that ear after he winced when we made the device squeal. When we attempted to check and fit his left ear, things got even more difficult. He was so completely deaf in this left ear we tried many different devices before finally settling on a #9, the most powerful hearing aid they had. Whatever destroyed this young man’s hearing, destroyed it almost completely in his ...
... tortillas we had picked up at Woolworth's! Did not stay up too late but the son of the owner and his friends had a party until about 2:30 in the morning.
Got up and decided we would try our luck getting into the park. We had to do some shopping and so went to the mall in Hazyview. Wow and ouch combined! Saturday is not the day to be there. The grocery store was packed as well as the mall. Did get most of what we ...