Garden Route Day 1: Mosselbaai


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June 25th 2010
Published: June 29th 2010
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Stole someone's wallet Picture by Hal Weitzbuch
Today we planned to head to Mossel Bay for our Garden Route road trip for the Rd of 16 game in port Elizabeth. I woke up at 8 am today and hopped into a car for a good 4 hours. At the beginning of the drive I was dying form a massive headache which I attributed to tlast nights debauchery combined with the lack of being able to grab breakfast since we were in a rush. After about an hour of enduring a massive headache and hunger we stopped at a small grocery store/café where I picked up a quiche, carrot muffin, mango juice, 3 apples, and some billatong beef jerky to satisfy my hunger for all about 30 rand! That’s approximately a litte over 4 dollars! What up!!!!!

During the road trip (we were taking two different cars) we made a few stops for food/gas and to play some soccer and even came across some baboons. Don’t worry we made sure our doors were locked! A new rule was instilled for me, it was decided that whenever the “Welcome to Africa” song by Shakira came on I had to dance for the entirety of the song. A very fun rule for everyone else haha. Lucky for me the car that I was not in had the auxiliary Ipod connection and not my car so I was not dancing the entire trip. We mainly played the juggling game 1-2-3.

When we arrived at Mossel Bay it looked pretty decent. We dropped out stuff at the hostel and went to find a nice spot to grub. We found a nice restaurant on the beach that served some AWESOME seafood for real cheap. I got some calamari, fish and others got giant prawns, mussels, and ostrich. After an awesome lunch/dinner we headed downstairs of the restaurant to a “Beach Bar” which took their name serious. The floor of the bar was sand throughout the entire restaurant/bar and it was right on the beach. At the beach bar we watched the Portugal/Brazil game, which was very disappointing.

After the game we did a little Internet Mochen at an internet café. At the café I checked my email sent a precautionary goodbye email to my family since I was planning on doing Bungy Jumping the next day and checked my facebook. I was very surprised to find a video that Sunny and Reena posted, which made me miss home. Can’t wait to kick it with you guys again. Also the video made me realize how chocolate deprived I am… =/ To end the night the Bufanas (boys) decided to hit up the casino nearby and do a little gambling and watch the evening game (Spain/Chile). It was definitely a good night/day.

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