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Published: December 31st 2013
This guy was capsizing canoes at the beach!
In honor of Sunday, we all laid around until about 2 or 3. It was perfect. Napping and resting and not sitting in traffic. Then, Frank and I took off for the beach without the kiddos.
I thought we were just going to the beach near the art centre that we saw before. It turns out we were going to a beach resort. Bojo Beach Resort. (He said, “The only difference between a regular beach and a resort beach is here they clean up the poop.”) There was white sand and grass-topped cabana things surrounded by palm trees. It was exactly what you’d expect at a tropical resort.
We swam and played in the waves. We splashed each other and dinged around and enjoyed ourselves. I got worn out from the heat and whatnot, so I went to the beach to take pictures. I looked back and saw Frank in the ocean, in a sea of people who look just like him. He was in his element. I’m glad he has been able to do that this week.
We had to ride a boat from the mainland to an island of sorts where the beach was. Once we
reached the other side, there was a GIANT sea turtle! Apparently it had tipped over canoes, so they tied it up on the shore until someone could take it to the deep sea. It was cool to see though!
A local woman on the beach took our picture, but I don’t think any of them were in focus. It was glorious being able to play for a bit. Just me and Frank. No traffic. No kids. No worries. A storm started to roll in, so we hopped on the next boat to shore. There was a big dark cloud which brought actual cold air with it. It was amazing!
Back at the car, we found it had a flat tire. We have been having minor car problems all week, but this was worse. Frank calmly got out the jack and tire iron and did his thing. I helped where and when I could. It was kinda fun seeing his handyman skills at work! Actually, even though we were running late and this was a problem, it was great to see how he reacts under stress. Unfortunately, the spare tire started causing the break to cease. A taximan named
Joe helped us figure out why and come up with a temporary solution. We slowly drove home. Ironically, this tire was SUPER bald! But it was flat because it had a screw or something in it. We figured it just wore out.
On the way home, we saw a white man arguing with a few Ghanaians in the middle of the road. We tried to listen to what it was about. The light turned green, so we had to go. Frank pulled over and parked the car and got out. He said he was going to see what was going on. At first, I thought he was just going to be a peeping Tom, but I underestimated him. I waited in the car for a few minutes. When he returned, he said a taxi driver had intentionally hit the white guy on a motorcycle so he could get money out of him. The white guy, who was American, didn’t know what to do. Several other Ghanaians ganged up against him. Frank, ever the defender of the weak, stepped in and helped out the American and sent him on his way. He amazes me more every day.
a friend of his named Richard and asked about an internet café with wireless. We took a taxi to another part of town where Richard met us and took us to his house. He has wireless at home, so it was just as easy for us to chill there. We spent over an hour there, enjoying the connection to the rest of the world.
It was late, and I was hungry. We went for some chips (French fries), and I actually got a hamburger. It wasn’t exactly what I was hoping, but it was actually pretty good. It had chips and fry sauce on it! The patty was tiny, but it hit the spot. Richard took us home.
While at Richard’s, I saw a commercial for a sort of icy-hot toothpaste. Can you imagine?
Before bed, Doug found out I brought some of Gramma’s ginger snaps and got really excited. We ate the whole bag. Well, mostly him.
(I will post photos and my word of the day next time!)
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