So this morning Tina and I had a quick breakfast because our ride that was taking us to Table Mountain was early. Tina thought it would be nice to take our coffee to go. She very carefully made our coffee, handed me mine and said, “I can’t remember (there goes her memory again!) which one I put sugar in so we will have to look at them.” I must have looked perplexed for a moment because I was trying to figure out how I would tell if there was sugar in it by looking…so I asked Tina, with a very sly look on my face, if she had “sugar vision.” Hence, “sweet” became our word of the day……
We FINALLY took the cable-car up the face of Table Mountain to the top. We had planned on doing it on Tuesday but it was closed because of the wind, so instead we went to the windiest point in South Africa…Cape Point…duh!!! We also had planned on climbing to the top instead of taking the cable-car, but we didn’t take enough Essentiale the night before! At 4,000 feet, we could see all of Cape Town and Tina and I made a bee-line to get to the furthest point out so we could have some “quiet” meditation time before the crowds came in and also to record the video we could not end up posting here. We spent about 3 hours at the top, came down on the cable car as we watched poor souls climbing to the top looking up at the car with a face that said, “Damn, why didn’t I take the car!”
We got back to the hotel and decided to take a quick nap before heading out to shop at the Waterfront. I immediately began searching for my “man blanket” to sleep with. What is that you ask? Well, a couple days ago when I took a nap (I swear we do more than sleep and drink here!) Tina handed me a blanket from the closet and it smells just like men’s cologne. Of course, I have slept with it EVERY night since!
We had lunch at a great German restaurant, had some..wait for it…beers and then headed to an awesome Wellness Craft Center right in the middle of the Waterfront. We went nuts! We each bought several very rare crystals (yes, we bought more!), an African music CD, and all of your Christmas presents…all for $3.00!!!
We headed back to the hotel after about 4 hours, sun-burnt shoulders and all (it was about 90 degrees here today) and then we….wait for it…took a nap…again! Shopping makes one tired.
Helen, one of the ladies from the WP Blood Services where I am doing a workshop tomorrow (OMG I have to actually work!) picked us up and took us to this great restaurant right on the ocean called Petenaro’s. We had such a blast! We ate great food, fancy drinks and had wonderful conversations from Peru to politics. Tina and I agree that we learned so much from the conversation and are so looking forward working with their group (about 85 people) tomorrow. We also learned that when we are standing “in line” for something we are standing “in queue”. We also found out in South Africa there are 8 days of the week…we can prove it! (see below) And we found out that when African women imitate Texas men, it is frickin’ hilarious!!! Marika gave us a great account of an experience she had last time she was in Texas and Tina and I were rolling in the car on the way home.
We got back to our rooms to find that we had experienced “turn down service.” We had our beds turned down, chocolates on our pillow, a weather card telling us the weather for tomorrow and step mats (or as Tina calls them “get up mats”) by the sides of our beds. Tina decided that she would ask April to do this for her every night from now on…(hahahaha…my idea April!)
Off to work tomorrow…(I love my job!)
“Maynard” and “Homer” (don’t ask….)