Thursday, December 20, 2012

December trip

From last Thursday through Tuesday we were away from Mthatha on a family fun and work trip to the Northern Cape.  On Sunday, we worshiped with the Grace Community Church in Philipstown.  On the way to Philipstown, we spent two nights near the Eastern Cape town of Cradock, home of Pastor Lawrence and Juanita Coetzee, also of the Grace Community Church family.  Around these visits we enjoyed much good family time (see below).

Isaac, Moses, and Levi man our cooking fire at Mountain Zebra National Park outside of Cradock.  We stayed in the campground for two nights.

Our family tent (left) and Uncle Jacob's one-person tent (right).
One of the park's friendly beasts.

Near Philipstown we stayed at our usual spot, the guest farm of Andries and Kay Fourie. Andries gave our boys rides on his motorbike.
The meals at the guest farm are always a highlight.
Monday's main activity in the swimming pool.  Uncle Jacob throws to Moses.
We managed to get this family picture on one of our walks around the vast farm premises.

We found this amazing stick insect on the farm.  The resemblance to a blade of grass or  straw is uncanny.

Isaac at work designing soccer jerseys, his art project of choice for the trip.

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