...the FIFA World Cup was being hosted by South Africa and the country was buzzing with excitement, team spirit and national pride. Terms such as "Vuvuzela", "Zakumi", "Ke Nako!" and "Bafana Bafana" became part of everyday language and tourists poured in from every crack and crevice of the globe to support their team and join in the fun. Universities throughout the country re-adjusted their semester schedules so that exams would be finished by the time the festivities started and companies closed early on game days. The country pulled together in a way that I have never witnessed before as people from all races and religions sported their yellow jerseys in support of Bafana Bafana. I must say that it was a wonderful time to be in South Africa and I feel so very blessed to have been able to be a part of it all.
Yesterday when I saw that Taryn had shared some of her favorite pics and memories of FIFA, I knew that I couldn't miss the opportunity to also jump on the band wagon and share some of my favorite memories with you and also reminisce about a wonderful time in South Africa's history :)
On our way into Ellis Park Stadium for the USA vs Slovenia game
Relishing in the "American-ness" of it all w/ a Budlight and hot dog
Jurg was also a good sport and supported the USA with me :)
My friend Amber came out to visit all the way from California and we were able to get tickets for the semi-final between Ghana and Uruguay