@ch00n‘s car was being moody all weekend so we couldn’t go anywhere. Today we just HAD to do something about not having transport. Like an angel, my landlord came down and suggested we go out for lunch – he drove. We had to sit through a really torturous slow drive that normally takes us 15 minutes get to, but took us nearly 45 minutes today. Sigh, how we missed being mobile today.
What made it worse, there is construction taking place on almost all of Cape Town’s freeways. We were all hungry and decided it would be quicker to take the N1 highway to Pizza Grill King (PGK) in Goodwood. We probably two of the few people that regularly read the forums on SkyScraperCity. This is where we normally read road closures and latest plans for construction etc. but today the thought totally slipped our minds.
Yup, you guessed it, only one of the three lanes were open for traffic to use on the N1 between WoodStock and Century City today. Now we know they do this sort of thing regularly after 11pm on weekends, but common, since when do they need to do this on a Sunday at lunch time?
Well anyway. Having Sunday lunch at PGK is always good. They have a carvery (look at the vegetarian recommending this meal) buffet style lunch containing two meats, three vegetables and rice and roast potatoes for R39-00. I had this option but as always had to be difficult and request a separate plate for the meat for @ch00n to eat. It was good etc but we also had a dinner to get to so I that’s all I had to eat.
We were invited to Christél and Arno‘s anniversary dinner held at Da Capo in town. We seriously did not want to wait THAT long again to get to a destination and so we opted for a metered cab instead. After a half hour of waiting in the cold, very windy, dark outside, I called the cab company again asking them where my cab was. . .She gave the wrong house number to the driver and so regardless, our plan of getting to the destination in time, was delayed.
Another reminder of the pathetic public transportation services we currently have here in South Africa.
The dinner was preset but they knew I was vegetarian and so I opted for the Salad that was on the menu for starters but I had mine without the Kudu they had in theirs. It was that or tomato soup with basil. For mains, it was a butternut lasagne for me; all very yummy. On the table there was this really hard bread and a dip. I had at least three or four of those – hard as hell but tasty nonetheless. The movie playing while we had our three course meal was called Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (Amelie). The tag-line being “one person can change your life forever”.
Aww, so sweet and how appropriate considering it was an anniversary dinner.
Metered cabs are actually quite fun to do every now and then. I kinda forgot what it was like. Calling the company, waiting for the cab, “making contact”, sitting in the back seat and relaxing and getting to know the driver.
Think about it, you can drink more, party harder, not worry about losing your car keys plus the company insures the passengers in their cars too!
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