Saturday, April 11, 2009

family vacation


Unwinding in the jacuzzi after a day of unwinding on the beach. We stayed at a backpackers on Umzumbe beach. Backpackers are low-budget accommodations, a step below B & Bs, which are a step below hotels. Backpackers are frequented primarily by single, young-adults from Europe and America sightseeing across South Africa. If you don't mind a little extra noise (from the bar--this one was quite tame) no-frills accommodation, and sharing a kitchen (this can be the most annoying part when others leave a stack of dirty dishes), they are a good value for price. Most backpackers that we have lodged at serve tasty evening meals; this one was no exception.



One day, we took a trip inland to a private game reserve, Lake Eland park. It features a long suspension bridge across a deep gorge. Moses was unfazed. The rest of us also did fine, although I (Joe) had to fight not to let my mind get the best of me.


This was the typical day: the boys playing for hours on the beach, especially in the tide pools.


burying Moses in the sand

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