What a day! I just got back from Tsehlanyane, a really nice lodge that is on the Botha Bothe/Liebre border (I am still not sure if I am spelling some of these Sesotho words right!). Side Note: a huge spider just fell on my laptop. I am very much over living with spiders. I have a feeling they will only get worse when I move into my thatched roof hut, but still. It was really big and moved faster than I did. Where did it even come from??? And where is it now? I can’t find it anywhere. When it hit my keyboard, it sounded like someone dropped a marble on it.
Anyway. It was so nice to see everyone from my group. We are split into three villages, so we don’t get to be together as a group very often. While we were at the lodge/park, we had the chance to hike to a natural swimming pool. There is a really cool river that runs through the country and at one point a natural damn created a small swimming pool. It even had a natural rock slide! Men here do not wear shorts, so it was so nice to wear shorts. We also had a cookout. I don’t really cook meat on my own, so it was nice to have some meat. I think once I have my own place I will start cooking meat more. For now, it is just too hard to keep it from spoiling. I am also so lazy! There have been a few nights where I have skipped dinner or eaten a piece of fruit because I had a big lunch.
Well I am going work on book number 3 since getting here! I borrowed The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch. It’s a great book! Hopefully I will be reading without my new spider friend. I have this product called DOOM. It says to spray and then leave the room for 30 minutes. On more than one occasion, I have blasted the life out of a spider from my bed. The lavender scent just doesn’t seem as toxic? Merry almost Christmas!! I have really cool pictures from our trip and am hoping to get many more pictures up in the next week or 2!!!!