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

Packing

Moving day is 19 days away and I am leaving for South Africa in 28 days.  I am currently packing for both so I can find what I want to take on my trip, even if I haven’t finished unpacking in my new apartment. I have to be brutal in cutting things down for this… Continue reading Packing

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!

Photo Book

Since my big trip to South Africa in 2012 (3 whole years ago in August), I have been trying to think of what to do with all my pictures.  A photo book had been one of my thoughts, but the price scared me considering the number of pictures I would want in it. Someone at… Continue reading Photo Book

What’s With This Weather?

According to the calendar – this is summer.  It is August, isn’t it?  I turned the air conditioner off a couple of weeks ago, which is fine.  I don’t mind if the temperature doesn’t get into the 30’s C, but it would be nice if it was in the mid 20’s or so. I had… Continue reading What’s With This Weather?

Flowers

I took pictures of some of the flowers in the front of the house yesterday.  They’re looking pretty good this year.  Bad news is that I pulled all my Lilies out.  They were being eaten and there was no indication that they would ever flower again.  I see healthy looking lilies in other yards, so… Continue reading Flowers

The Geese are Back

I guess it must be spring – the Canada Geese are returning.  They generally return in the last couple of weeks of March – so they sure aren’t early, but we generally do not still have over 2 feet of snow at this time of year.  I hope they can find food. I saw one… Continue reading The Geese are Back

Catch Up

After I typed in the title for today’s blog, I just had a flashback to one of the books that my daughter used to have and that we would read over again and again.  🙂  It was called Catch Up Ketchup.  It was about a Monkey named Ketchup, who was always lagging behind and was… Continue reading Catch Up

One Week til Christmas!

Wow – how is it possible that there is only one week til Christmas and two weeks until it is 2013? Obviously it happens every year, but it really snuck up on me this year.  🙂 My error detector says that snuck isn’t a word.  I’ve always used snuck, but maybe it should be sneaked? … Continue reading One Week til Christmas!

August 31 – Frankfurt to Toronto to Winnipeg

I slept a little bit, off and on throughout the flight to Frankfurt, but was awake much too early. We landed right on time. I think South African Airline is always right on time. I only had about 3 hours to wait at Frankfurt this time and they were willing to give out the gates… Continue reading August 31 – Frankfurt to Toronto to Winnipeg