August 6 – Frankfurt and On

Landed at Frankfurt Airport at  12:30pm after  an uneventful trip.  I didn’t sleep much, but must have got some because it was suddenly light outside. My flight to Johannesburg doesn’t leave until 8:45 pm, so I have lots of time to kill.  They don’t even post the gate until 90 minutes before then, so I… Continue reading August 6 – Frankfurt and On

Winnipeg to Toronto and On

After months and months of waiting (which really flew by), today was suddenly the day I was leaving for South Africa. The day started of surprisingly chilly (10C) but sunny and very refreshing when  Chester and I took our last walk before I left.  As usual there were no birds or critters to be seen,… Continue reading Winnipeg to Toronto and On


I left packing the suitcases until I was finished work and on my weekend.  I was using some of the items so there wasn’t much use packing it and then living out of the suitcase before leaving.  I did the laundry Friday morning and began packing on Friday afternoon. The camera, of course, was still… Continue reading Packing

More Preparation and Planning

As well as booking the actual trip and items needed for the trip, there are many other things to be done. First on my list was a better camera.  If you have been reading, you know I bought 2 different cameras.  The first one was a Sony NEX (first a 3 and then a 5). … Continue reading More Preparation and Planning

Preparation and Planning

Planning and preparation for my trip to Africa is pretty much done. Planning started a year ago, when I contacted some amazingl friends who have experience traveling to Africa.  They gave me wonderful advice on the different camps in Kruger to consider.  They told me when I had too much distance to comfortably travel in… Continue reading Preparation and Planning

Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Mint produces every coin that is produced for circulation in Canada (which apparently numbers in the billions). It was built in 1976 and I have never taken a tour of the facility.  I’ve heard it said that most people never tour attractions in their own city and this is one that I haven’t… Continue reading Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg

Conservatory – Assiniboine Park

Inside the Conservatory at Assiniboine Park is a jungle of growth and even some critters.  I wandered around inside to take some pictures.  It is always so fresh and green with a natural smell. The Conservatory is a wonderful place to spend a bit of time.  If you walk around 5 times, you are apt… Continue reading Conservatory – Assiniboine Park