We capped off our second day in South Africa by attending a house party for a blues band consisting of guys affiliated with the American embassy (including our host, Craig Karp).
Like all such groups with diplomatic ties, they are breaking up as their members are moving on to new postings this summer. So this was their last hurrah -- and a nice hurrah it was. Good music, good dancing.
Two others from the audience, US fan Meg and England fan Val, are going to ride out to Rustenberg with us this afternoon. The US Embassy is sending a busload to the game, but we have decided to drive so that we can get home quickly and get an early start tomorrow -- we will have a few hours driving up to Thohoyandou, whence we will leave for our safari in Kruger National Park.