Trip Start Jun 05, 2012
36Trip End Jul 10, 2012
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We continued and Miles and I played the dice games 5000, then Yatzee, then started Triple Yatzee. Next we drove through the main mining town of Zvishavane. It was quite a bustling town. They have quarries too. The pronounciation of this town name is very different than the spelling, that is for sure. Before the town there was toll booth and Ernest got out to use the toilet. I decided that I wanted to do that too. Apparently I went to the old, unused one, so I stepped in and spiderwebs completely consumed my body. Luckily I had on a hat and it was covered in cobwebs and spiders. I got back on the truck brushing off spiders and gave everyone a good laugh. I misplaced my hair brush almost a week ago
We played dice a little longer then rested until lunch which included peanut butter with honey, oranges and a salad with hard boiled eggs, alvacado, peppers, onions, cheese, and chili sauce. Needless to say, I did not partake in any of the salad. There were three guys sitting and watching us and I think they were making fun of us, but they spoke a language that none of us, including the crew spoke, so we really don't know exactly what was going on. We stopped for gas in Bulawayo and as I stepped off I caught my lower leg on the step. I thought it was just scraped but then I saw blood dripping down onto my shoe and through my pants. Miles fixed me up with 3 band-aids and we were off again. We got dropped off at 2:00 and had until 4:30 to look around. We went to a craft shop first then Miles went to the ATM and we went to a huge market with produce. Then I got some ice cream. We saw the court house and a huge clothes market. At that point Miles and I went our separate ways. He went to the park and I continued looking at the markets. I thought we ended up with some great stuff including a wonderstone etched rhino for $7.00, a South American shirt for $5, and a ton of stuff at the craft shop for $23.50. We were over budget by $40 on the day but it was worth it because we got really good stuff.
We got on the truck a little after 4:30 and were at Baker's Paradise.The campsite was very nice with a stony creek with little waterfalls, a swimming pool and the option to upgrade. Ernie and Marlene upgraded for $10 per person per night. There was a huge dog named Pedro that was the guard dog. Miles went on a 4.5 mile run while I did laundry and set up the tent. Miles got back, showered, then helped finish washing the laundry by hand. Dinner was some sort of pasta, squash filled with cheese, and other veggies, cooked bananas, and vegetable fritters. I started having a headache, so after Victor gave his briefing, I went to bed.
Spent $91 on souvenirs- oopsie :)