I can't believe that a week has passed since my last blogpost ... the time has sped past and of course we had a long weekend in-between. I had every intention of doing a post last night but then the exhaustion won out!!! Here are some highlights of our weekend ...
How gorgeous are these two boys??!!
After our amazing lunch the boys decided to go for a ride ... I took the time to get really immersed in my book ... Forever Faithful ~ A trilogy by Karen Kingsbury.
The sunsets in Wakkerstroom are particularly beautiful and I couldn't resist taking this picture of the beautiful clouds as the sun was setting. We spent quiet evening reading in front of another fire that Connor built for us and after Richard admitted defeat and went to bed I read late into the night ... or is that early morning?
I had invited my friend Mpho to join us for lunch but he called early to say that in true African culture his grandparents advised him that morning that they needed him to take them to a gathering somewhere ~ To say I was disappointed is an understatement as I have not seen him since he left the bank in December last year.
After breakfast we decided to drive up to Die Oude Stasie to find out about camping opportunities (for Richard and his motorbike friends). The people who run the place were not there so we waited and did some exploring of our own ~ This Trolley was standing there and fortunately the chain was no longer on the thing otherwise I could see my boys flying down the railway lines ... Richard suited up and showed us how it would be done!!! if there was a chain on the carriage!!! LOL!!!
Considering that Die Oude Stasie was one of the venues on the Ramble, I was shocked that they had not even cleaned up the place from the previous night. Eish!!!
After 'rambling' through the different shops and galleries in town we made our way to Brie Street for lunch ~ we had reserved a table and we tested their Coq a vin (chicken in red wine sauce) ... The only part of the meal that Connor enjoyed was the rice!!! Richard and I rather enjoyed it but it is not something I will be rushing to eat again.
On Saturday night I took a real beating at Scrabble ... see the word in the top left corner?? That netted Richard a cool 185 points ~ FOR ONE WORD!!!!
Aren't these clouds amazing ... to the left of the photo is the bustling metropolis of Wakker~ stroom!!! LOL!!!
Then just across the road were bushes of my favourites ... Cosmos. It is amazing how beautiful they are and I had to take a photo up close to share with you ...
We decided to try The Garrett for breakfast as Brie Street was closed ... Outside they have an old hitching post ... This cowboy was sans a horse!!!