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Hi all A slow start to the day. Finally some rain and cooler temperatures which is a welcome relief compared to the extreme humidity of the last couple of days. Di set off in her car with us following along in the spare car. Off to the Gateway Mall which is arguably the largest mall in the Southern Hemisphere. A coffee together then Di said hi to many friends at the mall and her and Julie checked out a shop or ...
... we are so far away from anything, stress does not exist in the Drakensberg dictionary! The threat of rain had held off for us all day, but during our final 5 minutes back to the lodge, the heavens opened. We scrambled in, soaked through. The lodge had a wood burning fire to Jon's delight, so within a few minutes he has the flames flickering. Disaster, the chimney is not drawing the smoke upward, within seconds the cabin is smoked out and Jon is frantic! Nothing he ...
... encouraged the older girls (Who were clearly at that age) to purchase a bra, which the girls seemed very excited about. we then had the task of working out what size each girl was and finding the right size underwear for each. Then it was onto the shoes. I have a hard enough time shopping for my own boys when it comes to shoes and here we were with 6 girls all desperately wanting to find they're pair, feet were in and out of shoes, too ...
... br> There were some vendors set up down by our hotel,
so we did a little shopping. The stuff is so incredibly cheap. Denise
got some coasters, I got some beaded jewelery. It started to rain, so we
went back to the hotel. We hung out for a bit and then went back to the
casino for some dinner. We went to a Texas style steakhouse called
Spur. I had a pork knuckle, the girls had a greek salad and a
quesadilla, Mack had a burger with guac, bacon and cheese. ...
hope this finds you all well.
I'm back in Durban for the Germany Spain game.
We got in early on the 7th(I'm writing this on Wed!). No accomodation booked but we were lucky to find a double storey apartment in Umhlanga Ridge right on the beach. Umhlanga is 20 minutes from Durban. So the hire car was hired and we drove literally 10 minutes from airport to get to our accomodation.
Tuesday was ...