Ostriches at the Cape of Good Hope,...

22nd May, 2015

Okay, where was I before yesterday’s digression into the flightless birds of South Africa? Oh, right. I was telling you about the Holy Grail. Arguably one of the most important…

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Penguins at Boulders Beach, South...

21st May, 2015

I was in the process of working on a post about the Holy Grail. My family is Catholic, so I figured it was kind of important, because the grail marks…

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Sneaking Up on Spring Bok in South...

30th Mar, 2015

Sometimes I am inclined to sit and reflect upon the goals for adulthood that I had as a child. How I vowed that I would stay up as late as…

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Blomvlei Primary School, Cape Town,...

23rd Feb, 2015

Note: I wanted to share photos of the kids from the school we visited in South Africa but I realize that I don’t have permission from their parents or guardians –…

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Embers Restaurant, and the Most...

20th Feb, 2015

Later, when we talked about that dinner, we spoke with reverence of many things. The sky. The lanterns. The food.   But none of these could hold a candle to the bathroom. We…

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Our Dinner With T-Rex.

18th Feb, 2015

“Jack, look! A lizard! What should we name him?” “T-Rex.”

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The Inevitability of Red Wine

11th Feb, 2015

My husband has a habit of wearing his nicest clothes around his favorite toddlers, and after I found myself scrubbing blueberry out of his favorite dress shirt, I kindly suggested through clenched teeth…

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The Crystal Pools, Bushman’s...

10th Feb, 2015

Not every element of our trip in Bushman’s Kloof was Jack-proof.   When Reggie, our field guide, told us about the crystal pools, he explained that the hike wouldn’t be…

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Bushman’s Kloof: The Day Marshall...

5th Feb, 2015

When you have a wonderful trip, it is incredibly hard to remember one distinct day, because they all sort of run together in a crazy, cake-fueled haze. At the end…

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