We had such a fantastic weekend here. On Friday we had a braii (cookout) with our friends Mike and Meg Massingham and Mike Jenkins. Mike and Mike work together for African Encounters (the same company that Mandy works for). Such a great meal!
On Saturday I went to Mike’s house again to watch the Sharks (their favorite team) play rugby. Meg’s sister and bro-in-law were there. Mike and Mike were trying to get Brian to take them to the Stormers Rugby game that night and sit in his company’s box. Somehow I got invited, too. It was incredible! Rugby is a REALLY big deal here. The league is called The Super 14. It’s five teams from here, 5 from Australia, and 4 from New Zealand. The crowd was electric because it was a really big game and watching from the box was fantastic. All the food and drink that you want! (You know I like that!!) A great view, and a TV with replays if you want to see something again. The Stormers won to move from 8th to 4th place, which is huge, because only the top 4 makes the playoffs. Such a great time. Thanks to Group Five Building!
Sunday morning we ran the Milkwood race. I ran the ½ Marathon (21Ks), and Sarah and Mandy ran the 10K. The course was spectacular and the weather was perfect! I actually ran a really good race. It was my 3rd fastest ½ Marathon time, which really surprised me since I haven’t really been training like I normally would. I’ve been running, biking, and playing soccer a lot, but not on a normal training schedule. After the race we joined Uncle Richard and some of his running buddies for brunch at this Farm Village near Red Hill. In the afternoon we visited the Green Point Market and I went to play poker with one of our new friends Andy and some of his mates. You sort of have to just throw yourself into things here.
We’ve really been blessed by everybody’s hospitality, but more than that by the great friends we’ve made. People like Mike, Mike, and Meg, and our new friend Andy (who Sarah is going to blog more about soon). Since Evan and Kerryn abandoned us for America we’ve really had to branch out, but it’s probably been good for us. Actually, Andy is a friend of Evan’s as is Uncle Richard so it all comes back to him.
It was a weekend of fun treats. Ready for a great week!