Katie and Ed Chimenti

Houston Texas - USA

21 September 2008

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I met Katie and Ed at Cape Codogan and as the weather was pleasant we decided to ascend Table Mountain before doing anything else in Cape Town

Katie and Ed atop of Table Mountain

Doing the Table Mountain shuffle. JJ

 

Shopping in the Table Mountain curio store

 

 

In the cable car while descending from the top of the mountain.

 

Walking in Simonstown

 

With Just Nuisance in Simonstown

 

Shadowing penguins at Boulders Beach   JJ

 

At the penguin colony on Boulders Beach

 

At Cape Point with the Cape of Good Hope in the background

 

Ed coming down the stairs after going up to the upper (non) lighthouse.

 

Ed has fun while Katie window shops at Cape Point

 

At the most south western point of Africa

 

On the beach at the Cape of Good Hope

 

Sunset at Sun Valley

 

 


DAY 2

Winelands and Kayamandi

 

Katie and Ed in the St Georges cathedral

 

Outside St.Georges cathedral

 

Having fun in throne chairs at the Extreme Hotel

 

Enjoying lunch with Lily in her Kayamandi home

 

Ed about to photograph Lily

 

Having fun with the kids in the Ikamva Lethu Centre

 

 

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Please click here to see Ed having fun in the dancing hall
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Ed sharing photos with the kids in Zone J

 

Kayamandi kids + Katie


DAY 3

City and shopping

 

Shopping at Tribal Trends in the city

 

 

Shopping in the Pan African market

 

Buying jewelry in the Waterfront

 

Katie posing next to an apron that she bought in the Waterfront

 

We ended our morning with lunch at Salero where Ed got stuck into the Malva pudding dessert  JJ


 

What an amazing experience it was to travel through Cape Town and its surrounds as well as the winelands and Kayamandi with Katie and Ed. They were wonderful to tour with and I knew from the minute that I met them that we were going to be on a journey second to none for 3 days. We shared much together and had a most wonderful tour while doing so. Our experience with the people of Kayamandi was a fantastic one and I do believe that Katie and Ed left a bit of their own hearts with the people of Kayamandi. This whole 3 day tour was a wonderful privilege for me to do!

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR 3 GREAT DAYS

ED AND KATIE


Received 3/10/08

Dear Selwyn;

Well, finally things are getting bit calmer here. We are still involved in 
helping as many victims of Ike as possible. Tomorrow we will be in 
Galveston all day doing clothing distribution.

Now, to adequately thank you for being our friend and guide while we were in 
the Cape Town area. Our travels with you were such fun and so educational. 
We can't tell you how much we learned from our visit to Kayamandi. Please 
give Lily our best regards and thank her again for her hospitality and 
wonderful cooking. And the children are just incredible. Your work with 
them is a true inspiration and testament to what a difference one person can 
make in the lives of so many.

All in all this was a truly memorable journey which we will always treasure. 
Thank you so very much for everything.

We hope all is well with you. All best wishes as you continue your 
outstanding service as travel companion and mentor to the Kayamandi 
community.

With great affection,
Katie and Ed Chimenti
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