Thursday, January 05, 2006

It's My Birthday and I'll Cry If I Want To

Happy Birthday to me! They flew all of the flags in my honor at the waterfront. That was so kind of them. This was a great day. We were both up early and Ron made breakfast of eggs and toast. We took a Rikki to the V and A to see the new Harry Potter film Goblet of Fire. We were early so we walked around and I filmed a band playing music. We bought some popcorn and we were both surprised that they have different toppings that you add to it yourself. There is salt, cheese, BBQ, sour cream, and Amat, but I don’t know what that is. The movie was great. From here, we went to Lord Nelson’s for High Tea. There were a variety of finger sandwiches, quiches, and dozens of different desserts to choose from. We stayed the whole three hours, eating, relaxing, and eating some more. We had our books to read a bit and then went home to pack. Our waiter was a refugee from the Congo, really nice guy. We leave here tomorrow for Pretoria. When we got home, Don asked if we wanted to go for a ride later. They would show us the city lights from a vantage point. We left at 9:00 pm and the view was incredibly beautiful. Don had just gotten through saying he could not stop since it was dangerous, when the car conked out. Ron, Patricia, and I had to get out and push so he could pop the clutch. A little city light play with the camera. We said our good-byes when we got home, each of us sorry to have to say them. We felt like we found real friends during our 11 days here. We arranged to drop our keys in the mailbox, but Patricia insisted she needed to get up to say good-bye again. We were leaving at 4:30 am for the airport and had arranged for the Day Hopper to pick us up for 140 Rand for both of us.

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