While we don't get days off for our American National Holidays, we do get days off for South Africa's National Holidays, and they have lots of them! This past weekend was celebrating Heritage Day here in the RSA. We decided to go tour the Sudwala Caves and let the kids visit the Dinosaur Park. It was fun to do something different!
Last night Joshua's school had their annual school concert. This year's theme was, "An Outing to Kruger Park!" Joshua was very excited to play a lion! He's quite good at his ROAR! His big part was acting to the tune of, "In the jungle, the might jungle the lion sleeps tonight..." only they changed it to, "In the Kruger, the mighty Kruger..." I will try to post the video soon!
September 11, 1999 Jeremy and I were married! I can’t believe it’s already been 8 years! It’s been wonderful being married to such an awesome man of God! Every time Emma Grace sees our wedding photo she thinks Jeremy is the prince and I’m the princess. I guess in her fairy tale world that’s about how she sees it! I’m just glad this prince picked me for his princess!
Well, 30 days goes by fast! After an unsuccessful attempt a month ago at renewing our visas through the Swaziland border, we decided to try another border! Our visas were going to run out on Monday so this weekend we went to Mozambique. After only an hour and a half drive we were at the border. We arrived just after lunchtime, which is a slow time but still took 2 hours to get through! Such a process! And in Africa when they say 20 minutes you don’t get too excited because that actually means 2 hours! A couple of local guys trying to make a buck helped us and were very happy when we gave them the equivalent of $3. Two hours worth of work for $3! After all that we decided we would go ahead and drive 45 minutes to Maputo, the closest big city and capital. I think the most accurate words to describe it are Latin Africa. We enjoyed being in the city and eating prawns and chicken at a Mozambican restaurant and even a Portuguese pastry at the bakery. It was a long 10 hour day but fun to see and experience another part of Africa. And after all that we got what we went for...a 90 day visa!