Dallying Through Doesburg

09/16/21 The day after he turned one, Lake truly matured in the area of sleeping. Deciding it was time to grow up, go to bed nicely, and stay that way until 9:30 for the sake of his under-rested parents 🤪👍🏻 There were no more coffee beans in the house, so that of course had to [...]

Conclusion – Captivatingly Commonplace

We were ready and out the door by 8 'clock so we could go to what I think was literally the only open restaurant aside from the hotels. Veroba's Family Restaurant. The funky breakfast mural painted outside would raise ones hopes for what the interior may look like, but inside it was your classic old [...]

Feasts For All Senses

April 19th - Our Simonstown part of the trip came to an end and we checked out of our Azure Retreat Airbnb house. We had a splendid sky to bid us adieu and it had been a very enjoyable place to stay. Having no complaints besides sheddy towels 🤪👌🏻 We ate the rest of our milk tart for [...]

The In-laws (welcome) Invasion

Michiel’s parents arrived on a Wednesday afternoon for their first visit out to see Michiel and I and explore the place their son was now calling home! The usual post arrival home tour, gift giving and unpacking occurred and from here on, I will simply give a highlight reel of the happenings during their stay [...]

Mingling Theatre Goers

Friday March 31st - One last early morning... something I could readily say I wouldn't miss 😜 Out we went and though we never seen as much the last two rides as we did during the first two, there was of course still very interesting moments 😉 Three rhinos crossed in front of us, a [...]

African Safari Field Notes – Day One

African Safari Field Notes - Day one, time unknown. We joined our fellow expedition members and guide. There are seven of us in total. Weather looks hot, water supply low. Emotions are running high, all feeling mixtures of slight excitement and trepidation. What will this journey hold? Are any of us really prepared...? Wednesday March [...]