Carol dropped me off at the bus station and I rode into Sandton to get the Gautrain, this time alone (see first Jo'burg post about drive by bus shootings)! Tammy picked me at the Rhodesfield train station and we went back to her home to drop off my bags. Tammy’s half-sister, Claire, was home from school and decided to go out with us to do some shopping.
Later that night, Wendy, Tammy and Claire’s mom, Kobi, Wendy’s boyfriend, and Sharon, Tammy’s friend, joined us along with Wendy and Kobi’s four friends from Belgium who had just arrived for a three-week long vacation in South Africa. We had a lovely dinner followed by ice cream sundaes with a secret chocolate sauce. Actually, I’m not sure it is a secret, so I’ll share the knowledge: melted milky way candy bars with milk chocolate. Drizzle that over some nice French vanilla ice cream and you’ll be in heaven.
Emile Singeh from Cameroon had put me in touch with some fellow Jaycees from South Africa and I was finally going to get a chance to meet up with them during their mid-year recharge. I invited Tammy to join us and we set off early Saturday morning for the meeting after a crêppy breakfast ;-)
A big thanks to Ali, Tshepo, Michelle and everyone else for such a wonderful day. I wish you all the best of luck for the rest of the year and next and look forward to seeing you in Osaka in November!
Tammy had left earlier in the day, so I went back via the train. I figured it would be a good idea to use my Gautrain credit as I had foolishly purchased about $50 worth of it! The rest of night we enjoyed some of Tammy’s delicious Elvis hamburgers and karaoke. Thanks for the recipe Tammy (please contact me if you want it, they're honestly the best burgers I've eaten)!
Next morning, I was back at the airport and off to Cape Town already. Thanks Wendy, Tammy, Claire, and Kobi for hosting me for these two nights. That’s two more bednets and two more families protected for the next five years.
Next stop: Cape Town!