Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Shetchbook diary, to Pilanesberg Park


It was amazing to see all the animals and their young ones. Beautiful countryside also.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Safari in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa.

Our ranger, who also drives the truck, stopped so we could watch this old bull in musk eat, turn towards us, eyeball us and actually scratch the truck before she finally pulls away. It could have easily tipped us over, being twice as heavy as the truck. Meanwhile she keeps yelling at us to stay calm. A truly scary moment!

Also, they have been known to put a tusk through a radiator. We all held our breath.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa.

A new adventure starts, as I arrived in South Africa today. 

After a solid three hour nap, I walked to the government buildings to see the Nelson Mandela statute. My great little guesthouse host invited me to their family dinner, served on a long veranda along a lovely garden and pool. Since it is summer they eat several types of salads, with jacket baby potatoes, rice, and pork chops in a sweet sauce. All delicious! 

Their main business is running Safari tours And I go on my first one tomorrow!
 

Johannesburg, South Africa.

A new adventure starts, as I arrived in South Africa today. 

After a solid three hour nap, I walked to the government buildings to see the Nelson Mandela statute. My great little guesthouse host invited me to their family dinner, served on a long veranda along a lovely garden and pool. Since it is summer they eat several types of salads, with jacket baby potatoes, rice, and pork chops in a sweet sauce. All delicious! 

Their main business is running Safari tours And I go on my first one tomorrow!
 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Walking across France on the El Camino.

If I had to pick a town to spend several months in, it would be Lauzerete. Perched on a hilltop overlooking beautiful countryside, with many artists and charming Medieval buildings and. Town square with small sidewalk cafes. So very inviting!

Walking most all day in France.


Walking the Via Podiensis pilgrimage in France.

It is hot and humid during the day with pleasant evenings for outside dining. Fabulous food!
Having fun re-living my adventure walking on France.




Sunday, January 21, 2018

It is a small world!

When I was signing my books for the Duck Store at the Home and Garden Show in Eugene yesterday Viera kindly stopped by to meet me. Her parents live and work in Quito Ecuador and live not far from my son and his Ecuadorian wife there. My daughter in law teaches her mother Spanish and my lovely scarf is from Ecuador.
It was so fun to meet Viera!