1/8/2009: More hours on a plane and the arrival in South Africa!

After many more hours on a plane with little sleep for April, we finally landed in Joburg
! We collected all of our bags and went to get the rental car. One of Adam’s coworkers from Vodacom (plus three of his friends) met us with a truck (bakkie) and took us to our new home. We were very impressed with the house!

Here it is from the back yard. The tiki hut is called a “Lapa”, and you can see the fish pond in the foreground and the pool in the background.

The bar area! Adam is thrilled, as are our German friends.

Adam’s mother Pat and Philemon, the garden/pool/property manager who lives on-site working in the kitchen.

The courtyard.

April and the kids peering out the window.

Adam and I went shopping while the kids played with grandma. That night we went to Spur Restaurant for dinner. The next morning we were all slightly jet-lagged, so we went to breakfast at the Irene Dairy, about 2 km from our house. Here are the very tired children:

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