Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Weekly Update

Well this week was fairly uneventful...we are getting into a routine. It is getting warmer here! It is almost time to use the pool! Actually some of our neighbors have already been in their pools. Scott is doing well at work. There is alot to do and not enough time in the day as usual. But things are good. The people here are very nice and friendly. And luckily we have some great fun with the US Crew as well!

The economy here is not doing well just like at home. And we are learning more about the political system here and what people really think! There also seems to be alot of progress here constantly.. they are gearing up for the 2010 world cup for soccer.. there will be some games played here in Port Elizabeth so they are trying to make things "world class" So you still see progress. There is also a grocery store here that I go to alot that constantly gets more and more US products.. it is fun to go there and see what is new each time! And then all of us US girls text each other with the new things we have found! Oh yeah -- texting is big here among everyone old, young, businesses because you don't have any unlimited plans here.. they are mostly pay as you go and you pay for each minute etc.. So texting is the cheapest to use. I am getting better at it all the time!

This weekend we were invited to our landlords home in Jeffreys Bay for a South African Braai. Jeffreys Bay is about an hour away and is right on the water. It is really pretty! It is a big vacation spot for people as well. A Braai is just what they call a barbecue here. She served tradional dishes and they were wonderful! The food and the company were great! We had lamb chops, beef with a curry marinade, borwors which is a sausage and lots of sides that were great! I took some of my american style cookies (peanut butter and oatmeal chocolate chip) They were a hit. Here they call cookies.. biscuits and they are usually hard crunchy cookies. So ours are very different.

Well I guess that is it for now... I have to get the boys ready for school so I better go! I will post more later!

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