Monday, April 20, 2009


This Saturday the men (and Margaret) decided it was time to catch some American footy - it was different to say the least! We went along to a practice match between the NC State Wolfpack team. It was only one team, divided into two opposing sides running some plays... no big deal hey? That's what I thought.. I even thought we'd get a kick of the footy with the other 10 people that would have been out there to watch -WRONG!! There were 21,000 people in the crowd, a full set of cheerleaders, a full set of acrobatic cheerleaders, seven ref's on the field, about 24 people on each bench, a brass band in the crowd and television broadcast!! That threw my kick with the guys out the window.

After about two hours of a stop start version of bad rugby we had had enough and decided to head across to the state fair grounds to the flea market. I bought a nice item for Terry - genuine I'm sure, the Russian speaking American assured me. Later that day the Aussies knocked up a crackerjack meal for our North Carolinian hosts. We feasted on roasted lamb with red wine jus and mint sauce, accompanied by roasted spuds (potato), carrots, peas, beans and sweet potato. Dessert was a pav (of course) showered with strawberries, grapes, kiwi fruit and orange.... yummo.

The night was capped off with a haka performed by Margaret and me (disgracing Kiwis world- wide). A great night was had by all and then we tucked off to bed ready to be sent off to our new hosts on Sunday arvo. Special thanks to Ken (for getting up at 5am to take me to the CCBI) and Fay for making Scott and I feel very welcome in their lovely home.


Anonymous said...

You lost a day there Prince. Lamb was the day before Football. Get your facts straight.

Anonymous said...

Hello , I have finally fo
und out where to read your Blog, with the help of the children not Kelly. Rushing to go to Soccer training now so can't write much but will catch you again later or tomorrow.