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Cape Town, South Africa - Part 6
A South African Braai (barbecue) with the Gazzards
A Braai is the South African equivalent of a barbecue. The word is short for braaivleis (grill meat) and are almost a way of life down here. A braai is usually much more than a burger or pork chop thrown on the grill. We were told to expect lamb chops, chicken, and boerewors (farmer's sausage), and the Gazzard's did not disappoint - 2 varieties of chicken, scrumptuous pork chops and 3 different types of sausage! Nick appeared with enough meat to feed an army (ok, there were 12 of us that descended on them), and almost all of it was consumed - the meat was tender and tasty, and pretty much everyone was stuffed beyond belief. A hearty thanks to Nick and Karen for their hospitality and this tremendous afternoon of dining, wine and fun.
Matt, Anika, Tasha and Emma pause for dessert. Mischy with her special-order dessert offering.
Sparky (one of the Gazzard's two cute dogs). Sparky and Kivi having a private chat.
A beautiful pool in a gorgeous setting, and hot weather to boot! Ok, the water was a bit chilly (it is winter after all), but that didn't stop the kids - it just left them colder when they finally got out :-)
In addition to fine food and drink, a wonderful pool and a gorgeous setting, the Gazzard's had a trampoline built into their yard. It was at ground level, built into a pit that's dug out underneath it. It's actually a tremendous idea. More importantly, it was fun for everyone. Including some of the bigger "kids."
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