Tag Archives: botswana

Wildlife Wednesday: Speech Day, Bucket Lists, and Botswana animals

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about World Speech Day, which occurs every year on or about March 15. Since our son and grandchildren were due to arrive on March 16 to spend their March Break with us, … Continue reading

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What the Bushmen of the Kalahari can teach us

Who would have thought that the longest “serving” hunter-gatherers on our planet, the San people of southern Africa, more commonly referred to as Bushmen, would have some important reminders for the rest of us. But a Christmas book I just … Continue reading

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Our 15 favourite trips, time for an update

Four years ago I wrote a post that captured our 15 favourite trips of all times – at that time. It took us quite a while to come up with only 15, but we did it. As it turns out, … Continue reading

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Our 15 favourite trips, for now at least

We have been travelling together since we were first married more than 45 years ago.  My husband and I  love to see new places and learn about different cultures and their history.  We love to experience firsthand the remarkable variation in natural settings, … Continue reading

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Warthog on the runway; we’ll just wait a minute

Note: This post is a continuation of Stuck in the sand in lion country I’ll admit it, I had never heard of the Okavango Delta.  And when I was told it was the world’s largest inland delta, that didn’t help.  I … Continue reading

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Stuck in the sand in lion country

If one of your kids ever ends up working in Botswana for 2 ½ years and you get asked to come along on a camping safari in your kid’s second-hand truck, be sure to say, “Yes.”  Sure, there may be … Continue reading

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To travel or not to travel, that’s rarely been a question at our house

Robby: “Mama, how come we always go to Florida every winter, like Hubie Hummingbird and his family?  Ollie Osprey says his family goes to the Caribbean, and Rosie Grosbeak and her family go to Mexico.  Can’t we go somewhere new … Continue reading

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