Saturday, November 11, 2006

Joe tries boerewors

A day trip to Sun City
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Saturday: We took a day trip to Sun City. Sun City is a large casino, or should I say, used to be a large casino. In the early days, it was mostly a casino and a venue for foreign (aka British and US) performers. This was where my parents saw Queen and Rod Stewart in the days of apartheid when foreign performers would not perform in South Africa. Sun City used to be in a small "country" called Boputatswana; since apartheid has ended, it and other small "countries" (which I learned really weren't countries but tribal lands) have become part of South Africa. And since gambling became legal in South Africa over the past 10 years or so, Sun City has had to shift its focus - it now offers a huge water park aimed at families and children.

We spent the day at the "beach" (large wave pool complete with sandy beach) surrounded by the "South Africa's Best Boerewors" contest. Boerewors is a type of South African sausage. Joe had not yet tasted boerewors, so I thought it funny that he got to taste it at at the "best of" contest!

Before we ate dinner that evening, we walked around the grounds, through an aviary, and stopped for the feeding at the crocodile farm just at the entrance to the resort.

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