We left Maraisburg Station VERY late - we waited an hour for the train to come! No wonder people become frustrated when this is their only form of transport to work. I was almost losing interest by the time she arrived, but boy, is she beautiful! She came chugging up tracks onto Platform 2 ready to face the dozens of excited faces, picnic baskets, chitter chatter and laughing! We were off on the Magaliesburg Express for a day in the country!
We got to the picnic site and laid out our wonderful picnic, from bacon, rocket and cheese rolls, to boerewors (South African sausage) rolls. crudites with cottage cheese, muffins and cup cakes to name a few. The children ran around, climbing trees and sailing leaves down the stream at the bottom of the area. Dad's all stood around the braai (BBQ) chatting and enjoying their beers - Mom's? We did what Mom's like best, relaxed with our quiet glass of wine and caught up on all sorts of gossip! All too soon it was time to embark again! Packing up was not my favourite part! Once we were all settled, the whistle blew and we were on our way home! We played a fun game of "30 Seconds" which had everyone in stitches!