Easter is for me a strange time. One of my best times of year in White River, as the heat eases off and the mornings are often mysteriously misty. However, since childhood I’ve found it such a confusing festival: solemn acknowledgement of very serious elements of the Christian belief whilst at the same time running around finding chocolate that a ghostly bunny has hidden, followed by gorging oneself on hot crossed buns.
We Slowvelders never complain about an opportunity for a few days off to slow down – very good for the soul, no matter what one believes, and craziness – we do that well.
So what are you doing this Easter?
It is of course family time and no different for us as the empty nest will be full up for a few days, which begs the question: “How do we do an Easter egg hunt for adults?” Well below are numerous links to a whole bunch of variations on this tradition. I like the idea of everyone hiding eggs and the winner being the one whose egg is the last to be found. Another suggestion (okay it’s mine) is to substitute the chocolate eggs for something healthier – like miniature bottles of Gin.
We are being a bit silly and going into Kruger for a day (yes we have booked entrance). Silly because it will be full, but with the kids now away from home we need to grab the opportunity to see the bush together. Sanparks suggests we go in search of real rabbits and hares and have provided an informative guide on the various types, including an explanation of the difference.
Part of our aim at We Are White River is to encourage visitors to come here more often and spend more time here. There are so many chilled things to do around here and most of us locals have our preferences. We would love to hear them, so please share (but of course some of our secret spots should not be shared with everyone!) What would you recommend to visitors for a long weekend in and around White River?
Meanwhile have a look at our FB posts as well as our calendar to see what’s on this weekend.
Easter eg hunts:
Kruger, African easter
Family – Barnetts