|It was fun to see the animals as we traveled.|
The weather was beautiful and the landscape was amazing. The skies were blue and the hillsides were green and water was everywhere. We often saw sheep on the sides of the hills and more than once we saw a donkey on the side of the road carrying a heavy load. The people were friendly and the village sparsely space. The slow pace of the world around us gave us the feeling of a world gone by.
By the time we finally made it to the dam the weather had turned colder and it was raining but it felt good after the heat we had been having.
To our disappointment the electricity was out so we could not go on the tour of the dam. We enjoyed going through the visitors center and hearing about the dam but the electricity never did come back on so we finally had to leave.
We went to a nearby resort to eat. There were o other options. (No Burger Kings or fast food joints of any kind.) It was a lovely place with a beautiful view of the dam and the lake.
After we ate we headed back down the windy road, grateful for the beautiful scenery and grateful the even though the road was a bit narrow in places it was a well paved road. We finally got back into South African after dark. We had planned to stay in Ficksburg so we headed to the Imari Guest House for the night. We were sure glad we did not try to go the nearly 3 hours it would have taken us to go home. We were tired and a good nights rest sounded really good.
The next morning we had a leisurely drive home. We stopped at two farm stalls. (Little touristy places) and really had a fun time. We found Old fashioned root beer that almost tasted like home. We all really miss root beer. We finally got home in the afternoon.