|One of the great things about South Africa is the exchange rate. One day everything was half off at the Fun Zone so that meant each activity was about a dollar! It is all special when we never get to do any of these things.|
|glow in the dark mini golf|
|The log ride was one of the favorites|
|Luka's first roller coaster ride with mom!|
|All you can eat pizza :)|
|Our first afternoon together we went ice skating at the mall - oh my, where are we?!|
Our kids loved it! (So nice to be cold!)
|Emalai and Stella became friends quickly.|
Emalai called her Priscilla the whole time and was like a little sister to her.
|Swimming at the Ribben's house|
|Josh and I took a walk up a small mountain by their house|
|The mountain was full of SA national tree - Protea|
|The kids had a great time together at iJump|
|Lydia and Grace went to school for a day with the Ribben kids. School starts at 7am, lunch at 9:30, and out of school by 2pm. I was proud of them for going and experiencing school in a different courntry.|
|It rained almost all week! One dryish morning Megan dropped us off at the botanical gardens.|
|We hiked to the top of the falls too|
|This was my favorite plant - God is creative!|
|On Friday our whole family went to the chapel at TLF.|
|Informal settlements between Joburg and Pretoria|
|Then it was time for old and new friends to say goodbye.|
Our kids connected beautifully with the Ribben's kids. We all had tears upon departure.
|Thanks Ribbens family! May God be with you, lead you and use you.|
|Our last stop was Pretoria to stay with my sister-in-laws parents, Johan and Thea.|
|They took us just down the road from them on a small safari. |
It is always fun to see animals and some new ones for us.
God is creative indeed!
|We had so much fun our family went again a second time!|
|This time we saw the rhinos! (They cut off the horn because of poaching.)|
We did miss the cheetah and her cub by about ten cars - bummer.
|An amazing solar eclipse|
|I loved our meals together in a beautiful semi open room.|
(Emalai liked Opa's biltong - eating it in picture. I personally liked the milk tart!)
|A couple pictures for Grandpa. Grace and Luka had an archery lesson and practice.|
They loved it and Grace was an inch from a bulls eye!
|This is Luka in his new Blue Bulls hat because we saw the Blue Bulls (SA rugby team) in the air port.|
Luka met Jonnie and had his picture with him. Since then he is a fan.
|And that is it from South Africa.|
We learned a lot, were able to share Jesus and see Jesus there.
We are thankful and blessed by our time there.
(Mandela all out of beads!)