Ruth and Brent Baugh
Palo Alto, California - USA
22 October 2005
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I met Ruth and Brent at Atlanticview and it did not take much to become aquainted as we had been is so much email contact prior to our tour day that it simply was a case of meeting up with good friends. Soon after our meeting up we set out on a winelands/history/cultural tour.
Brent and Ruth at Maidens Cove with Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles mountain range in the background
Having some photo fun at Maidens Cove
The happy couple admiring the view from the Afrikaans language monument gardens outside of Paarl.
At the Afrikaans language monument
We had a wonderful cheese lunch at Cotage Fromage near Simondium
Winetasting at Muratie winefarm
The happy couple at the rustic Muratie winefarm with cobwebs and all JJ
In the gardens at Muratie
With the wonderful Lily Nxezana in her Kayamandi home
Outside Lily's home with her granddaughter Zizo
Having fun with the kids of Kayamandi
Enjoying the atmosphere in one of the Kayamandi churches during a church service.
After our Kayamandi experience we returned to Cape Town where I dropped the Baugh's off so as to enjoy a dinner evening at the Africa Cafe.
What pity that I only spent one day with this fabulous young couple. Both Ruth and Brent were so easy going and just went with the flow of the day resulting in the fact that we had a magnificent day tour experience. We covered much ground in our short time together and I think that Ruth And Brent now have a great platform to work from as they explore the rest of South Africa on their belated honeymoon.
THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL DAY
RUTH AND BRENT
Received 11 July 2005
I can't begin to express to you how much your tour meant to us. I am so glad
it was the first thing we did in South Africa. It set the stage for our
entire trip. Back at home now, trying to express what South Africa is like
is really difficult. Trying to tell people what it was like to sit in the
church in Kayamandi and listen to the singing is indescribable. It is so
impressive to watch how much people love you in Kayamandi. We are so
impresssed with all of the work you have already done and are doing.
Also, thank you for all your advice before and during the trip. Our trip was
absolutely perfect in every possible way.
Before we left, people said, "it will be a once in a lifetime experience" -
but they were wrong. It's impossible to go to South Africa only once. We're
already planning again for May of 07 (only 18 months away!!)
If you're ever in San Francisco, you have a place to stay.
Our warmest regards,
Ruth and Brent