Sunday, January 4, 2009

Road Trip

We took a road trip up to Augrabies Falls National Park, which is in the northwestern part of South Africa, on the border of Namibia.  The morning we left, Andy pulled this message out of a Christmas cracker:

This seemed like a good omen.  We set out, and soon we saw some spectacular views of farms, pastures, and mountains.  

We stayed the first night in a small town called Neuwoudtville.  It's a tourist attraction during flower season, but there wasn't much going on at this time.   People were out in the streets, but none of them seemed to be going anywhere.  The unemployment rate in South Africa is about 25% overall, but we think it might be higher here.  


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