Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Braaivleis in die Bluegrass

The 2009 summer in Kentucky was until now fantastic. Cool weather, no humidity and lots of regular rain all contributed to the ability to spend many bearable hours outdoors. That has all changed the past week or two when all the bad elements of summer seems to arrive at more or less same time that the big weather kahuna, El Nino, arrived in the Pacific ocean during July.

Last Saturday when 50-odd South Africans (en ‘n groot trop kinders) got together for a braai on the Kentucky Creek Stables farm in Harrodsburg, KY, it was unbearably hot and the humidity could be cut with a knife. Even after darkness the heat seem to linger around for longer than usual, (maybe all the Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon and the Van Wyk’s adult-only liquefied “Melktertjies” contributed), but it didn’t do anything to dampen the spirits of those that attended from all over Central Kentucky, Louisville & Bowling Green in Western Kentucky, and even the Van Vuurens that drove all the way from Nashville, Tennessee.

Die gees was goed en die geselskap selfs beter.

More photos can be found on Facebook under groups : South Africans in Kentucky

Heading photo credit: jpventer at www.smugmug.com

Ek wonder daren wat gese was as 'n mens so na die gesigsuitdrukkings kyk op die foto. Laat ek raai:
Mariana (vingerwysend): "Ek is seker daarvan dit was sy wat ek gesien het die snye brood weggee vir mense. Met vyekonfyt en al!"
Karin (oopmond en verbasende uitdrukking): "Monica! Dit kan nie wees nie."
Monica - Maak of sy niks hoor nie.

Karin Krein, Fritz Haupt, Liebe, and Mariana Gagiano Meyer

Quentin, Brent & Liza Krein

Elani Fourie & Celia Steenkamp

Die broodsny tannies: Monica Hanekom & Karin Krein

Teresa & Kobus van Vuuren and Martin van Wyk

Vicky Clark, Adele Faul, Lilly van Wyk and Jeanine McCurdy

Andre Muller

What was interesting was that until the music started playing the horses in the background was no where to be seen. But when they heard the music they all popped their heads out to look what was going on on their practice ground.

"Ook maar nuuskierig!"
Heyns Faul and David de Villiers

Sonsondergang en die gebraaiery het net begin en almal het gehoop vir 'n koelte lafenis.

Jou lekkerding! Pap en sous.

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