Last Weekend a couple of my very close friends and I embarked on a journey akin to Frodo and Sam's journey into Mordor accept with much less homosexual innuendos. The reason for this epic journey was not to destroy evil or for fame and fortune but was for a much happier purpose....the wedding of a close friend of ours...which for him is probably like becoming a slave to sauron but thats the case with most marriages and is another story entirely.
I was joined on this journey by a few familiar names to the blogosphere. The all commenting legend of secunda Infinium, the lovely zesty zaheera and her hubby the Master of Chi. For some of us this was the first time we were to travel to this strange land. As we set out we did not know what to expect and only had with us the tales of previous explorers which had braved the harsh conditions to return to tell of "LADYSMITH" (*SPIT*)
We heeded their warnings and advise as to how to deal with what we were about to face. We packed light for the journey we had hoped would span a mere weekend...ofcourse this is not enough to explore the vast dominion known as "lADYSMITH" (*SPIT*)(HEAVY DOSE OF SARCASM ALERT). We were warned by other travellers of its dangers and its lack of any sort of shopping mall's or semeblance of civilization. I myself feared we may be entering into the zone where normal things dont happen very often or be driving into one of those movies where a bunch of friends make a wrong turn and get hacked up by some mutant farmer and his mutant sheep.(Shudders)
The Journey to "LADYSMITH" (*SPIT*) seemed to be over in an instant as the car seemed to be propelled by the raucous laughter of its occupants. The mood was kept merry by the introduction of "Padkos" (The South Arican Version of Eleven Bread that Frodo and Sam took with them) by the ever Zesty Zaheera. It included divine spring rolls, Cheese Flavoured Purr (Samoosa's that went bad but were extremely tasty) and every flavour of Smint you can imagine (which was provided by MOCHI).
We Passed vast oceans of flat veld and gorgeous hills and valley's as we neared our destination. We reached "LADYSMITH" (*SPIT*) safe and sound but cutting it close in terms of fulfilling the purpose of the journey. We needed to reach our shelter and get ready for the wedding. For this is used the "Light of Garmin" to show us the way in the darkness. However "LADYSMITH" (*SPIT*) knew of our plans and the Garmin could not even pick up where we were. It was as if we had passed through all known barriers of time and space and indeed unded up in the Twilight Zone. We then employed the help of allies in "LADYSMITH" (*SPIT*) who helped us navigate our way to safety.
Getting to the Wedding Hall was a bit of a mission with the "Power of the Garmin" failing us again but we eventually made it. The wedding was a lovely occassion but the less said about the food the better (*SPIT*) The usual wedding activities unsued and by the end of the night we were beat as we has to rise early the next morrow to head back to civilization for the Walima.
We knew our way back however our exertions of the previous night placed us in a semi sleep state.... and the journey back lasted forever. I believe the real reason for this was that "LADYSMITH" (*SPIT*) left its mark on us. We made it for the Walima in good time however and again the usual occurred.
The weekend was at an end. We had travelled to unknown lands and back and we were now the wiser. The un married amoungst our Fellowship vowed not to get marry in "LADYSMITH". Our journey was over and we recorded new memories that will be spoken about until such time as we forget them. All in all "LADYSMITH" is a quaint little town which was not as bad as I expected. I may even Return
Now Zesty are you still going to Sue me ?
The Lone Writer