Seeing the local areas
06/19/2010 - 06/19/2010 65 °F
We awoke early for a 9am departure with AJ to see the sights in the area. However, AJ had an interesting night (got into the VIP area at the game last night and stay out until very early in the morning). He had left his car at a bar and when he went to get it this morning, found it had been stolen. Even so, he and his girlfriend, Chris Marie met us near noon time and took us sightseeing.
We stopped at a waterfront to see some local vendors and stumbled across a few seals. From there we took the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive, which surprisingly leads to Chapman’s Peak J The views were spectacular to say the least. The drive was easily managed as the roads were all in very good shape.
From there we traveled through Simon’s Town and had a very nice meal at a waterside restaurant. AJ said that we would never get the upper room with the view of the ocean, however, since all the games were on the TVs downstairs we got the premier seating. The view by our window was great.
From there we rushed to Boulders Beach to see the penguins before the sunlight disappeared. They were really cute and quite naturally we took way too many pictures of them. The baby ones were really precious with their fuzzy fur coats.
After all this, AJ and Chris Marie gathered groceries and came back to our cottage for a braai (cookout). They prepared grilled lamb chops, grilled lamb livers, braai brokey (sp?) – grilled tomato, onion and cheese sandwiches – and a nice salad. It was a very good dinner and a very good time. They are truly extremely cordial people as well.
Quip of the day: Chris Marie, “My mom invited you Americans over to her house if we could speak Afrikaans”.