clock November 15, 2009
author Chris Sopa

Tail???

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Gail, Chris and Tina toasting with their Amarula

One follow-upnote to yesterday’s dinner: We now are Wanna-Be members of the “AmarulaClub”. We enjoyedour little aperitifwhile Gayle told us the story of this delightful beverage. The facts: The African MarulaTreeproduces round fruits(a member of the mango family) that are favorites of the Elephants, infact it issometimes called… wait for it…the ElephantTree! The “Tale”: You become a member of the AmarulaClub when you, let’s just say become overly intoxicated from drinking Amarula…Chris-Tina’s new goal in Africa! (Brazzier’s on!)
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Justice, Gail, Zali and Chris at The Tribe Restaurant

Tina and I had a great day today with our SANBS group! What an awesome bunch of people! We had our second day of training and I could not be more grateful for the opportunity of being able to do my work in this beautiful country with these amazing people!
Juice!

Instructions Required! (See warning label on picture)

I chose to stay away from the juice today since I had such a “concentrated” experience with it yesterday (clearing of the throat sound). We had an amazing lunch which Tina and I took back to the facilitation room so we could prep for the afternoon session. I was eating what I thoughtwas some kind of BBQ’ed ribs that were delicious! Gobbled them down, finished prepping and started our afternoon session. I asked everyone how their lunch was and told them how awesome I thought the “ribs” were. I was then informed, ever so gently, that I had eaten Ox tail! (That explains the actual vertebrae that were left on my plate when I was finished!). I have to say, they were good though!! I can now officially say I had “tail” in South Africa….WOW!

Tina and I then had the distinct pleasure of dining in the Melrose Arch area of Johannesburg with our new friends Gavin and his lovely wife Ilana. What a blessing! Within minutes we were talking about ascension, 2012 and Africa’s role in the “new world.” (Jay – I owe you BIG for the introduction! Love you for it!!) We had an absolutely lovely waitress, No (her name is “No”) who made our dinner that much more enjoyable with her beauty and sparkling personality.

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Gavin, Chris, Tina, Ilana at Melrose Arch

Tomorrow we only have one short session (1 hour compared to 8!) and then we are off to Cape Town on Tuesday. We are so looking forward to Cape Town because we have heard sooomany wonderful things about it. Our list is soooo long of what we want to do while we are there! We also found out that the sun does not set there until 10pm! We are thinking we need to give the town a heads up that Tina and I are coming! 🙂

Until tomorrow….

Chris-Tina