Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Day Away!

Sometimes we get a bit stir crazy in Welkom and just need to get away. For those of you who have visited us, you would understand this. For those of you who haven't, our town has everything we need but it really lacks any form of fun entertainment. The guys are at a small stand-still with the fence due to the fence supplier not being able to get them the rest of the fence materials until Thursday. Granted there is still plenty of projects to be done, but we will be able to say that for many, many months and years to come. So, yesterday we took the day off and headed to Bloemfontein for a fun family day. Louie and Amber are still trying to get settled into their house so they took the day to sort through more of their boxes and finished getting stuff out of storage.

Bloemfontein is about 90 minutes away, so a nice little drive. We saw from afar one of the World Cup stadiums-about 10 games will be played in Bloemfontein. Soccer hype has started with the opening ceremony only 2 days away. We've entertained the idea of going to a game but the tickets are so expensive. The games aren't sold out yet so who knows maybe we will go. I'm sure the traffic will be horrific and soccer fans here are so crazy. And the vuvuzela (plastic horns) are so loud and annoying-but we'll see.

Bloemfontein Soccer Stadium

Another reason we enjoy going to Bloemfontein is McDonald's. Yes I'm sure you think we are crazy, but its a little piece of home for us and we love it!
Hey check out this kids play area at McDonalds.

We really didn't do that much. Just walked around the mall, looked at all the soccer jerseys, souvenirs and enjoyed our day away. While I was waiting in the car with Lindie for Liam and Brian to finish looking at quad bikes I saw these two guys pushing a load down the road-just couldn't pass up this picture opportunity.

1 comment:

Earle Family said...

That picture of Liam with the Happy Meal is hillarious!!! I love that face. Kind of the opposite of "happy" but totally perfect either way! I wish you all were closer! But even 2 hours away we still wouldn't get to see you much. I'm so thankful for your blog!