The Bible family
Aberdeen - Scotland
17 December 2002
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I met the wonderful Bible family at The Grainger where they were staying and we immediately proceeded to do our Winelands tour
We stopped in Cape Town where I took this picture of Sam, Ben and Matt admiring a pristine Studebaker Hawk parked over the road from the Biltong Shop
Sam, Will and Ben flanked by the shop assistants of the biltong Shop show off the biltong and sausage that was made on the premises
We travelled on to a Butterfly Farm in the Winelands where the following pictures were taken.
Ben pets an Iguana
Will and Ben having fun with stick spiders
The whole family pose at the Butterfly farm
Checking out the spiders.
Sam does a fun photo. J
Sam, Will and Ben at the top of the Franschhoek Valley
We stopped at Gideons Pancake house where Will gave us a demonstration of how to devour pancakes J
What a meal! JJJ
We travelled to the Cheetah foundation where the above picture was taken with Nyana while Vivian from the foundation made sure that all was well. J
We then travelled on to Kayamandi where amongst others the pictures will show that an important soccer match took place in the township. J
THE SOCCER PLAYERS!
We travelled back to Cape Town and enjoyed sunset from the top of Signal Hill where the below pictures were taken.
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After sunset we travelled to the Africa Cafe where we had a great African feast
Sam enjoys chicken sesame.........
Ben gets caught out with the teaspoon trick........
........and Will shows us that he had a fun filled day!
The Bible Family were absolutely amazing to travel with. Ben, Sam and Will were a fun a minute combination while Tere and Matt simply came along and enjoyed the ride with us. J At one stage Will said, "Boy this was a fun filled day where we did lots of things" and believe me he was 100% correct. What a fabulous day this truly was.
THANKS A TON
BEN, SAM & "JUST WILLIAM" J
Received 2 January 2002
We had a great time as well. Thank you very much for your guidance
and company. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Port Elizabeth was nice, and Victoria Falls was fantastic. Where we
stayed was really cool, very authentic "Africa". Lots of bugs in our
cottage, much to Sam's horror, but it had the grass roof and it was
in a beautiful setting. We had warthogs and monkeys right to our
door and the kids were able to relax and run around playing soccer
and swimming. Ben gave his new soccer ball Will had given him for
Christmas to a missionary family there and they enjoyed mixing with
Unfortunately, the Zimbabwe situation is so bad. I probably would not
have stayed for 3 nights, or even one possibly, had I realized. But,
we are glad we experienced it, and probably appreciate things more
for the experience.
You know the township tour made a big impression on us, especially
the kids. They wanted to go back. Yesterday, as we were driving near
our house, there is an acre or two of land set apart for community
gardening. Samantha said it reminded her of the township. Indeed, it
was quite messy and several tin shacks were built to keep supplies
in. Will and Sam said they wished there was one there so we could
visit them. Will's plan was that some could come stay with us a week
at a time. Sam said it should be every two weeks, because we would
need a week to clean and get it ready for the next group.
We made it home safely but Will unfortunately lost his great hat we
got in Franschhoek. He must have left it on the plane or shuttle bus,
in Johannesburg, and we called not more than an hour after we got
off, but it was already gone. That was a shame and he was sorry he
lost it, but at least we have lots of great pictures.
Speaking of pictures, my family and friends enjoyed the website and seeing us
on tour. They loved the pictures of Will and the pancakes as well.
A big thank you to you, Selwyn, and remember, if you ever make it
this way, you are welcome in our home.
May you and yours have a wonderful New Year full of blessings.
P.S. I was serious about trying to do a little fundraiser for the
township with my Girl Scout group. Please let me know how to go about
sending a check. I guess money is the best route. I think
goods/clothes/toys would be harder to get there. I like the idea of
the computer connection as well. I know my girls would like to
communicate if you get connected. Anyway, good luck with all you are
doing there. You, Kayamandi, and your country will be in our prayers.