Ginger, Zeal, and I again went to St. Paul Lutheran Church down the road a couple of blocks for lunch. Bishop Weber's sister, Renata, graciously provides lunch each week day for the LTS students and guests. And then the afternoon was pretty relaxing, with plenty of time for grading quizzes and mapping out the direction for next week's classes.
Friday evening brought a "hot night on the town." Well, okay, a trip to the Hatfield Plaza for a fish 'n' chips dinner and a movie. The girls, Ginger, Zeal, and their friend Coral, went to a "chick flick," and Christoff and I went to see "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." Really, it was the only movie that looked halfway interesting, and actually I was surprised that it was a pretty decent story with some very good CGI effects for the apes.
Then we began the walk back to LTS. The journey from the seminary to Hatfield Plaza was only eight blocks--go east straight down Arcadia Street for six blocks, turn right at Hilda, and two blocks south to the shopping center, which fills a whole city block. After lunch we tried a different route home--down Burnett, which parallels Arcadia, and then turn right on another street, and - viola! - we should find Arcadia again. But something went wrong. (Shh, don't tell anyone!) The second block wasn't Arcadia, but South. So we had to turn back to Hatfield Plaza and regain our bearings (okay, I had to regain my bearings!). And, no, we weren't lost! I knew exactly where were going ... or suppose to go. Our starting position just got turned in the wrong direction coming out of the mall. But we did find our way back, and had a good walk for exercise all around.
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|L to R: Me, Benjamin (Mr. "Dangers for Pastor"), Zeal, & Kaine|
Ginger popped popcorn for the festivities and provided some Cadbury chocolate along with some "biltong," a South African snack of dried and cured meat--similar to jerky in the U.S. The students sure enjoyed - and devoured - the snacks!
|Clockwise: Eboro, Matthew, & Ben|