May I recommend to all world travelers… Like my friend Val… come to South Africa and visit Kruger National Park! One of the coolest things to ever spark my brain. I have included millions of pictures… well, lots anyway but I think I took a million. We saw the neatest things but I’m going to let the captions of the photos and the photos speak for themselves. After all a picture…well, you know the rest.
That was an all-day adventure with dinner at our favorite Spur—you know the Native American Restaurant with the intermingled tribes and cowboy spurs—for 2 for 1 hamburger night. But lest you think we might have saved some money think again. I’m thinking 1 hamburger for me so the 1 for ES is free. Then 1 for Elder Smith and Elder Ah Wong’s will be free… Oh no. They each had 2 burgers! In all fairness, they offered to pay for them but who among you could take money from poor struggling missionaries… Not I!
Well, after they were struggling to breathe with having eaten too much I put them on diets! Oh yes I did. Now Elder Ah Wong isn’t buying into the idea but Elder Smith is.
Since there are so many photos I’m going to be brief. It is now Sunday…the week has—you know—well, it’s gone. I had a birthday and got OLD, I was sick an entire day which is like not having a day, we ran errands, we did missionary work, taught Seminary, cut the Elders hair, had the Seminary Kick-off event, and ate slept and watched a bit of Netflix.
I had a wonderful birthday dinner party at a Belgian restaurant called Josephine’s. It was great.
Back to Sunday: It is raining, hot and humid. Yeah, my favorite kind of weather! Not! Oh well, Paradise can’t have it all I guess. We had a baptism after church and I was asked to give a talk on the Holy Ghost, I also taught RS and my Sunday school lesson as well as had slices of my birthday cake for those in my SS class and those who had read the Gospel Doctrine lesson… It was a busy day. We just got up from taking a nap! Glorious Sabbath and there are still no monkey’s in my kitchen! Especially after I only saw two while we were in Kruger and I usually see that many out of Kruger and alongside the roadways.
Wonderful place this Africa!
|deer-Impala, actually, at the entrance|
|Maybe you can see something in the trees???|
|there is a crocodile and two hippos in the water Look very closely|
|signs of life... That's one big pile...|
|Our Elders and Elder Willombe from Zambia|
|black rinos... endangered from poachers|
|these are like REALLY huge|
|a precarious rock|
|look closely... a Kudu they are a big as a horse. you could ride them|
|bones of the spoils... A lion was here...I had another pix but it was blurry... showed a skull|
|Elder Smith and Elder Ah Wong|
|another unusual plant...|
|saying good bye to Kruger Park|
|my table for the Seminary Kick-Off|
|Elder and Sister Heyens... My Seminary bosses|
Lebo, Nolwazi, Sinethimba, Dee, Nicolas and Sara... a few were not there (Brian, Nelli, and Malusi)
|my birthday party with the owner and the server. great dinner|
A bit blurry but you can guess what's going on! Bon Appetite!