June 9 – 10: The Journey Home

My last African sunrise. The morning started off cloudy and the sun was fighting to show itself again, but made a nice early morning sky. This is my last few hours in the park and I am taking a very slow drive to Skukuza, where I will have a late breakfast or an early lunch… Continue reading June 9 – 10: The Journey Home

May 7 – Pretoriuskop

I woke up feeling refreshed after only about 5 hours of sleep, but it felt so good to sleep in a bed last night. The shower also felt wonderful. My final flight to land in the Kruger National Park at Skukuza was scheduled for 10:00 am, but I still had to pick up the SIM… Continue reading May 7 – Pretoriuskop

May 5 & 6 – Travel Days

May 5 Early start this morning. I thought that 2 hours in advance of flight would be expected, but on checking in online at Delta was advised that 3 hours were needed. So, dropped of car at Burger King for Connie to have and had taxi pick me up at 7:45 am to take me… Continue reading May 5 & 6 – Travel Days

The Birds at Lockport

I took a drive to Lockport this morning to see how the ice was on the Red River at the locks today.  Not much ice around there, but some Gulls, Geese, Crow and a  Bald Eagle entertained me while I looked. First – a co-operative Gull posed for me – then a Crow flew overhead.… Continue reading The Birds at Lockport

Heading for Home

The trip to Vancouver was not a vacation, but I did extend it a bit to spend time with my daughter and it was also nice to see some friends and relatives at the funeral, who I don’t see often.  But early Thursday morning it was time to get on the plane and head for… Continue reading Heading for Home

A Walk with Angie & Emily

After I arrived at Vancouver Airport, I picked up my rental car, dug the GPS out of my bag and set it for Angie’s place.  Amazingly enough, I arrived at her place safe & sound without having to have made any detours or adjustments.  I think this may have been the first time that the… Continue reading A Walk with Angie & Emily

78 Days to Go!

Not that I’m counting or anything – but there are 78 days left before my trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa begins.  🙂 Most of the preparations were made well in advance, but there are a few things that I have to start thinking about now.  On Tuesday, I had my appointment with… Continue reading 78 Days to Go!