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Day 12 - Wine Tasting

What a beautiful day

sunny 65 °F

Off to the Cape Winelands early in order to get back in time for the 4pm games. Today starts the dual games, so there are only two game times, so each morning and early afternoon we’ll try to do some tourist activities. We hired a taxi and driver, Tingo, so that we could all enjoy the wine tasting. We visited a few vineyards and had a good time. We headed to Sommerset West to a recommended vineyard there, Vergelegen. It was very beautiful of course.
Then we headed more towards Stellenbosch. We saw the Alto vineyard which had a very good wine that Jim had introduced us to. We enjoyed it very much and took home a few bottles. Then we headed to the Ernie Ells one, but decided we were running short on time. Our driver was having a bit of trouble with the vehicle, so he dropped us in Spier. That place was very touristy but we enjoyed a nice picnic lunch outside nonetheless.
We returned home and enjoyed the Bafana Bafana game at the local hotel. Many of the staff were pulling with us for South Africa so that was fun. For me, I was glad for SAf to win, but was also glad that Mexico got through. We met another South African couple; Wilma works at the hotel. Her son plays soccer and has been to Dallas to play in the Dallas Cup. So we got to know them and they invited us to a Braai on Friday at their house. Again, the South Africans are so hospital, it is really quite amazing.
For the second games, we just went to the local Asian place we’ve been trying to have. It was a quiet ending to a long day.

Quip of the day: At least the South Africans beat France. In other groups and other times, a win and a draw might get you through. Sorry, Bafana Bafana.

Posted by wc2006 00:16 Archived in South Africa Tagged events

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