• south africa,  travel

    Cape Town Day 3

    We awoke on our third day in Cape Town ready for a relaxing day touring the wine lands.  We were very lucky that we had clear sunny skies with forecasted highs in the 70’s.  The perfect weather to go to a few wineries and sip some wine! Today’s group is smaller than the previous days excursion.  There are only 10…

  • south africa,  travel

    Cape Town Day 2

    We awoke early on second full day in Cape Town ready for a full day of touring!  Today the sun rises with a little fog, but no rain like the previous morning.  On today’s agenda is a Cape Peninsula tour with stops to see the penguins at Boulder Beach, Botanical Garden,   and Cape of Good Hope. After about an…

  • travel

    The Packing Dilemma

    Well, the time has come to decide what needs to be packed for our trip to South Africa! I’ve been keeping an eye on the weather in Cape Town on my weather app and I was seeing temperatures ranging from high 60’s to low 80’s. South Africa’s current season is winter, but it appears the summer weather definitely wants to…

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    South Africa Prep

    We are now two months out until we leave for our South Africa adventure.  This means the travel prep is now underway!  One of the first things that I did when we were discussing South Africa was to see what medical precautions I would need to do.  I went to the CDC’s website to see if I needed any vaccines, medicine,…

  • gardening

    Seedling Update

    The seeds that I planted in mid-February have been happily sprouting!  I have kept the seedlings in the window and even though the temperatures have dipped a bit and we have had snowfall again after multiple days with very spring-like days.  Unfortunately old man winter does not want to release his hold and allow Spring to take hold. So far…

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    Starting The Garden

    Since this winter has been so mild I decided to start my seeds earlier than normal.  Usually I start my seeds around the second week of March.  The general rule is to start the seeds approximately 2 months before the ‘average’ last frost.  Since this winter is not your ‘average’ winter I decided to dispel with the normal guidelines and…