|This blouse fit me!|
I know I've gained weight, but hopefully this sizing is a typo... or based on VERY tiny Thai women.
|This tower can be seen from miles away on any side of Johannesburg.|
It serves as a post office and communications tower.
The pink ball commemorated the World Cup Soccer games in 2010.
|This is the very first LDS chapel in So. Africa and I believe in Africa (circa 1970). |
Our friend, Sue, from the S.E.Africa Area office, attends this ward.
|The only franchise restaurant from So. Africa that is represented in Kinshasa.|
It's been in the process of remodeling for about six months, so we can't even try it!
My first Pina Colada (non-alcoholic, of course) since the U.S.
It was delicious.
|So. Africa, like America and other parts of the world, has economic problems.|
Expensive mansions can't be sold, so many people try to rent them.
|Memorial to the miners.|
Most of the mining is gold and done not far from Johannesburg.
|I believe this is a coffee house billboard ad.|
So. Africans in general, and their ads in particular, use a LOT of slang.
Another favorite, which didn't "take" on my camera was a sign that warns,
"NO HOOTING!" Can you guess what it means.
|Another tribute to the fun Voo Voo Zelas.|
Hope Sue can get someone to bring us one, since I neglected to buy one before we left.
|Approaching Pretoria, the capital of Johannesburg.|
We drove with Elder & Sister Curtis to attend their assigned ward with them.
He is the Executive Secretary for the Area Presidency and a former dentist in Utah.
They were delightful to be with.
|An example of the ultra modern architecture that we saw on the outskirts of Pretoria.|
|The Aloe Vera plants are sometimes very large and very tall.|
I love the red "blossom" at the top.
|Like most LDS congregations, the members like to stay and visit afterward.|
|Elder & Sister Curtis.|
He and Elder Renlund, our Area Seventy, served together
in the High Priest Quorum of their ward in Utah.
They thought they would be serving a mission in the U.S. :)
|I really wanted some of their beautiful African artifacts on the table to show up in this picture.|
|A beautiful African Kuba cloth wall hanging.|
|This picture ALMOST captures the wonderful hand-painted beauty of their table cloth.|
Can you see the shimmers of gold paint that accented it?
|Let's see, Brooklyn or Pretoria... which shall it be?|
Proclamation Hill is So. Africa's largest property site.
|Always fun to see a familiar name so far from home.|
|Isn't this beautiful? And it's not even a Jacaranda tree, which is bright red ALL over.|
|Last week I had a picture of a woman in a certain tribe that paints their faces white.|
But, this man is not white-faced for that reason.
|And I thought the cell phone "trees" in Utah were funny looking.|
No Floridian would ever mistake THIS for a palm tree.
(Admittedly, we did see one later that was a great deal better)
|Another cell-phone "tree"...is there such a thing as an Evergreen with that shape?|
|Just one more red-tipped Aloe Vera & I'll stop.|