Girls: OK, I managed to escape from Johannesburg for a day, taking a road trip to Rustenburg for the big U.S.-Ghana game at the stately stadium you see on the other side of this postcard. Rustenburg is a hardscabble little town, with lots of shops, fruit stands, etc., and definitely on the poor side of the economic scale. It's an interesting paradox to Sun City, which is about half an hour away and is a New Age Shangri-la, complete with all the luxuries one would want. To me, that's the frustrating thing about a country such as South Africa -- the poor are so very poor, but the rich are so very rich. Makes for an uncomfortable co-existence.
So, we should be thankful for what we have, of course.
Hugs to Mama.