So now I’m on South Africa Day Three!
Yesterday was about organizing ballrooms and trophies, production meetings and getting the rest of the crew settled in.
Took a little walk around the property and took a few pictures of some of the animals on property. If you’ve never seen the back side of a peacock, it looks like an ostrich. I’ll put a picture below. He was obviously impressed by me and decided to put on a show.
It was really quite spectacular.
Spent a little time in a lawn chair with a cooler by the lake and a short time by one of the many pools.
Today began competition and it was a terrific day! The South African dancers have so much heart and such sweet souls! I feel more flexible just judging them. I am putting down scores, critiquing the work by talking while they dance in the CD player and doing special awards It’s a little like being an octopus, but not as slimy and fun. Day two starts at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow which is 2:00 a.m. at home. I’ve actually adjusted pretty well.
Had a delicious fish dinner poolside and am finally back in my lovely hotel room hoping that I’ll see one of the baboons on property outside my window. We saw a huge one on the glass roof the first day.
I have a wonderful new ADA SA t-shirt, billtong (a really big deal kind of beef jerky) and fruit rolls from Montegue…..oh, and all the chocolate and potato chips I can eat!
So, so far so good!
Here are a few pictures……..I’m hoping to snap a few of the baboons and monkeys but unless the wander into a ballroom in the next few days, it isn’t gonna happen.