Today we went to the beach again, but with a bigger bunch of people. We had our 12 kids from Makaphutu as well as the 12 from Sitembakuye Children’s Home. We of course had about 15 adults also. This was our first time needing 3 vehicles. On the way there, I was in the bus with about 30 people. We were truly packed like sardines. But hey, what a better way to bond in my opinion. I sat with Nonhlanhla who was so very excited about her first trip to the beach. For some of these kids, this was their first time in a car or bus at all. Just to see the sights and know they were going “swimming” was just a highlight of their lives that many of us probably take for granted. They live so close to the beach, but have never gone.
I did get to go the arcade and spend time with the kids and see them swim and have fun. I wasn’t prepared of course and had my jeans and shirt without a bathing suit. But I’ll be ready next time. I did get a chance to walk on the beach and get sand between my toes. I saw all of the wonderful sand art including a man being eaten by a lion. The creativity with these sand artists is just amazing. I really enjoy the beach and I do hope I get one more chance to get my feet sandy!