Although we just had a week long break from school the first week of April, a bunch of South African holidays collided, so we got another week off! Shawn came down for a visit for and then we spent a few days at Umzinyathi house on Fugitive’s Drift Lodge’s property with Laura, Monica and Katie. (A cute and secluded budget/self-catering house in the Battlefields.) Laura’s mom booked us for a little staycation — thanks Mama Bram!!!
Happy 37th Birthday Monica! (She thought we forgot. Little did we not…we had been planning some activities for about a month now. Lots of surprises and good food for her!)
Climbing up Isandlwana mountain, which is close to Katie’s site. (Isandlwana is where the Zulus and British fought in 1879, and the Zulus won.)
Yes, this month was American-based. No, I’m not done with my library, and thus no new project pictures.
After we threw confetti on Monica and surprised her
800 Rand worth of groceries for five people/3 days…champs.
Cookin’ tacos (making my specialty guacamole)
Well duh, it’s the Battlefields way to eat a cake
Overlooking our home turf
At the ledge
View from the ledge
“Wait…hold on a second. This guy has a backpack and a walking stick, should I be worried?”-Monica
Chef Shawn’s spectacular pizza
Sunset at the lodge’s pool
Tour guide Katie in Isandlwana (close to her site)