Orientation to Johannesburg Housesit

LOCATION: Housesitting in Johannesburg, South Africa
WEATHER: Very nice. Sunny. High 76

The homeowners drove us around to orient us to the neighborhood. We went to an area with lots of high-end shops. We bought great fruit, veg, and deli items. Then we checked out the wonderful butchers’ shop. You can see the house-made billtong (jerky) drying on racks up high.

We did more house orientation, including how to clean the swimming pool

4:00 is walk time for the dogs. We took them to a park where they can run around with other dogs without their leads. They had a great time and we got some much-needed exercise.

DINNER: Our homeowner Mike made home-made pasta. We watched him make it.

He served it with a sage butter sauce, sage we picked from the garden. Lucy (homeowner) made luscious, rich mayonnaise.

Side was a lettuce salad. All washed down with a good South African wine.

BOOKS: “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. A novel, but based on history, about orphan children sent to the Midwest from New York. 5 stars out of 5

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