April 13th –

We arose and readied ourselves to leave with one our personal driver/tour guide/shopping companions, to meet the other, for breakfast πŸ˜‰

Eating at Lacoco C Food Purveyors was a very enjoyable experience 😁
The restaurants and food that we held in memory, were indeed the same as we recalled and that’s pretty impressive because I feel like usually people either build up, or tear down in their recollections πŸ€ͺ

The decor and overall ambiance was so enjoyable and the eye could wander they entire time, catching some new detail or feature that begged for further attention πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’•

I ordered French toast, Mike got an egg and bacon breakfast sandwich and I also got my first juice of grapefruit, pineapple and mint 🀀🍴🍍 Continue reading “Mall-Nourished”

Jem Moment: Cupcake ATM

Jem Moment: Cupcake ATM



I’ve wanted to go to a cupcake ATM for a while now so you can imagine my excitement when I found out there was one in Scottsdale!

So, thanks to my travel companions for being ok with detouring to get to it post shopping one day, the dream was finally achieved πŸ˜‰πŸ’•πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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Our Last Hurrah, The End Of An Era, Our Grand FinalΓ©…

Saturday April 1st –

Hi ho, hi ho, off to market we go 😁

We meandered around the Red Barn Market for a while that morning.
Taking in the generous assortment of items available.
Of course the juice place caught my eye.

Resulting in my great enjoyment of an apple, pineapple and minty juice 🍹

Spring rolls were tried and found very acceptable and I really wish there would have been a chance to just chill at one of the food markets we’d went to.
Just eating and waiting to be hungry again on repeat for a few hours πŸ˜‹

So, not sure if I mentioned this already or not… but I’m totally into olives now πŸ˜πŸ˜‹
My Dad likes olives and I’d tried them the odd time… never hating them but never embracing them either.
Unaware if I could like them or not, Craig and JolienΒ convinced me to try one again when we’d eaten out with them at it had been tasty and it began the era of a whole new Jess 😜
From that meal on I became braver and braver about trying them, liking them a little more almost every time, but that mornings market was the tipping point.
I tested some sun-dried tomato red olives and some herb and garlic green ones and there was no question of them being good or bad… they were delicious πŸ˜‚
I bought and assortment crossing my fingers (or holding my thumbs as the saying goes in South Africa I learnt πŸ˜‰) that they’d last until we made it to Canada so I could share my newfound enjoyment with father πŸ˜‹

Once we were done at the market, we had a much bigger, grander task ahead.
Heading to The Farm Inn to hold a baby leopard. Continue reading “Our Last Hurrah, The End Of An Era, Our Grand FinalΓ©…”

Jem Moment: Suggestions Took… And Disobeyed

At our wedding, we had guests write down something we should do for an adventure, things to add to our bucket list so to speak 😊

I found the cards while unpacking and we went through them and found the ones we’ve managed to check off so far (and a few we didn’t listen to 100% 😜) and thought I’d share 😊

Now, some of you didn’t sign your names, if you see a card that’s yours, please let us know! πŸ˜„



Starting off with this card from… oh that’s right, we don’t know who 😏
I do believe this blog counts as a journal πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ»



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