Tag Archives: camping

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

Posted in Travel, Wildlife Wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Life stories, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

10 countries and 1 alternate universe (aka camping in the Soviet Union)

May 1970.  We were back in London after returning from our trip to South Africa, preparing for our last adventure before returning to Canada.  We had 4 days to wash our clothes, catch up with close London friends, communicate with … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

South Africa: so much to see, so much to hope for

March 1970.  We had completed our 2 years of employment in London.  The trunk packed with our possessions had been picked up to be transported to the cargo hold of some ship destined for Montreal.  We boarded the train to take … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Rafting through the Grand Canyon: pure magic

I had waited all my life to see the Grand Canyon.  It was at the top of my bucket list long before I had ever heard of a bucket list.  I finally got to the Grand Canyon for the first … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

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

Posted in Life stories, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Life stories, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments