Our new itinerary!!!...With a few gaps...In time, we'll fill them!...

Upcoming Itinerary - June 21, 2018 to March 1, 2021

 Marloth Park, South Africa  56 6/21/2018 - 8/16/2018
 Zambia - Chobe National Park - Chobe River  7 8/16/2018 - 8/23/2018
 Marloth Park, South Africa  89 8/23/2018 - 1/20/2018 
 Leave South Africa for visa - not booked 7  11/20/2019-11/27/2019 
 Marloth Park, South Africa  89  11/27/19 - 2/21/2019 
 Marloth Park SA to Kenya - tour booked 15  2/21/19 - 3/8/2019 
 Valparaiso, Chile- hotel stay - not booked  15  3/9/2019 - 3/24/2019 
 Cruise - San Antonio, Chile - San Diego  14  3/24/2019 - 4/8/2019 
 San Diego - fly to Minnesota - hotel stay 17  4/8/2019 - 4/25/2019 
 Cruise - Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen  16  4/26/2019 - 5/12/2019 
 Ireland - Connemara - house rented 90  5/12/2019 - 8/9/2019 
 Amsterdam - hotel stay - not booked 2  8/9/2019 - 8/11/2019 
 Cruise - Baltic - Amsterdam to Amsterdam  12  8/11/2019 - 8/23/2019 
 England - rent countryside house - not booked 62  8/23/2019 -10/24/2019 
 Cruise - Southampton to Fort Lauderdale  15  10/24/2019-11/8/2019 
 Las Vegas, NV - Los Angeles, CA - Scottsdale, AZ  22  11/8/2019 - 12/3/2019 
 Ecuador - Galapagos - rent vacation home - not booked 89  12/3/2019 - 3/01/2020 
 Peru - Machu Picchu - rent vacation home, visit site  30  3/01/2020 -  3/31/2020 
 The Pantanal/Amazon River Cruise - Brazil (2 cruises)  30  3/31/2020 - 4/30/2020 
 Gap - to be booked  134  4/30/2020 - 9/11/2020 
 Minnesota - family visit - not booked 14  9/11/2020 - 9/25/2020 
 Gap - to be booked  46  9/25/2020 -11/10/2020 
 Cruise - Lisbon to Cape Town  22  11/10/2020 -12/2/2020 
 Cape Town/Marloth Park   90  12/2/2020 - 3/1/2021 
 Number of days   983

 *Cruises are indicated turquoise shading

"Photo of the Day in the Bush"

At night, Little Wart Face lies down for a nap, exhausted from eating pellets and his busy day.
A few days ago when we mentioned we'd be updating our itinerary and posting it in the next few months, we became motivated to get it updated now rather than wait. 

We attempt to post a recent itinerary every six months or so but it doesn't always work out that way when plans are still up in the air.  Although we have several gaps and un-booked events listed in the above itinerary, we aren't at all concerned about booking these now, especially those that are out more than a year or two.
Lots of zebras in the yard after dark.
It's possible but tricky to book anything two years out, other than a few cruises here and there as indicated above.  Most owners of holiday/vacation homes prefer not to commit to a booking so far out, especially when we often request discounts based on two factors: one, our long term stays and...two, the frequent online exposure of their property which may result in more bookings for them from our worldwide readers.

We fully understand the hesitancy.  When we find a possible holiday/vacation home we're interested in renting, if the owner says, "Check back in a year," we seldom check back.  When we're ready to book, we're ready to book and prefer not to spend time "checking back."

The same goes for cruises.  When we find a cruise we'd like, we usually book it within 48 hours of discovering it to ensure choice of our preferred cabin and to take advantage of any early booking promotions that may be offered at the time.

After the zebras left, female kudus and youngsters arrived.
The good thing about working with Vacations to Go is they offer the lowest possible price (with perks) up until the final payment date which is usually 75 to 90 days before "sail date."

As we've mentioned in prior posts, Tom checks prices for any cruises we've already booked, almost daily.  If he finds a cruise we've booked at a lower price and/or with better "perks" he'll contact Vacations to Go to request the price adjustments.  Once completed, we'll receive an entirely new "cruise confirmation" document with the new pricing and/or perks

Cute young kudu.  Note the bushbabies knocked over their cup of yogurt on the stand above.
This process has served us well.  Over the years we've saved thousands of dollars on cruises making the almost-daily extra-effort worthwhile.  But many cruise passengers don't bother to check (or their agency doesn't offer this feature) and the cruise line will not do the checking for you.

Contact your travel agency or however you've booked the cruise for the price reductions.  Here again, many travelers don't take to time to check frequently enough for "daily specials."  Once the special offering is gone, one may not benefit from its price changes.
This morning, baby zebra nursing.
Fortunately, price increases do not have any bearing on existing reservations.  As for the six/seven cruises, as shown above, we have not yet booked the Amazon River and Pantanal cruises which we'll book within a year.

As for the other cruises as indicated above, most will stay in place. We've yet to cancel a cruise we've booked.  On a few occasions, the cruise line has cancelled a cruise we'd booked and we had to make other plans with little compensation for the change.

Cruising is an excellent option for us for many reasons. Generally, it's a cost-effective opportunity to see more of the world, rather than flying from place to place.  Plus, it's a lot more fun to sail between countries than fly on airplanes.  Often, we use cruises as a means of getting us from one country to another where we may stay for a period of time.
The zebras also stop by during the day, more frequently in this past week.
As for yesterday, we attended an excellent presentation at the home of friends and Marloth Park Honorary Rangers, Uschie and Evan that we'll soon share in detail.  It will take a few days to prepare the comprehensive post.

Today, we're off to Komatipoort and Lebombo to grocery shop.  As always, Tom drives to Lebombo for carrots and apples for the wildlife while I shop at the Spar Supermarket and the meat market in the Spar Centre.  This way, he doesn't have to spend so much time grocery shopping with me, which isn't fun.  I'm a slow and deliberate shopper.  Can you imagine that?

We'll be back with more tomorrow and wish all of our readers an excellent day and evening, wherever you may be, whatever you may do.

Photo from one year ago today, June 21, 2017:
Grandpa and Vincent at Cardboard Camp in Minnesota.  For more photos of cardboard camp, please click here.

Next trip booked...But, no need to travel far for exciting and heartwarming experiences...

As we drove along river while in Marloth Park, we spotted these elephants.  Finding a place to park on the road, we walked across the grass and vegetation for a better view.
"Sighting of the Day in the Bush"
Little Wart Face was so warm during yesterday's 34C (93F) he climbed into the cement pond to cool off! We couldn't stop laughing.  After he exited the pond, he found a shady spot for a nap.
When we realized the safest way to ensure we could stay in South Africa was to travel to Zambia every three months through the small Nelspruit/Mpumulanga airport and thus avoid going through immigration in Johannesburg where re-entry could be complicated, we knew a few more trips to Zambia was on the horizon.
This small "parade" of elephant drank and cooled off in the river for quite some time.
Sure, we'd love to have traveled to more African countries but the bottom line is that we will have visited many African countries by the time we leave after the upcoming Kenya adventure: 
1.  South Africa
2.  Botswana
3.  Zimbabwe
4.  Zambia
5.  Mozambique
6.  Swaziland (will visit soon)
7.  Kenya (re-visiting in February)
8.  Morocco (2014 - stayed for 2½ months)
9.  Egypt (2013)
10. Tanzania (2013)
It's always a pleasure to see the babies when they manage to get out from under the safe confines of the adults.
Upcoming in the booked cruise embarking from Lisbon, Portugal on November 2020 (Wow, that's only two year and five months from now) ending in Cape Town on December 2, 2020 (22 nights) will add the following countries to our African experience:
11.  Gambia
12.  Ivory Coast
13.  Ghana
14.  Angola
15.  Namibia
This sighting occurred at 4:15 while in Marloth Park looking toward Kruger National Park.  Visitors to Kruger would be unable to see this from the roads and are unable to get out of their vehicles. 
With 54 countries on the continent of Africa, we still have several we'd like to visit.  We haven't as yet been able to go to Uganda to see the gorilla but plan to do so next time we come to Africa in 2020.  We never seem to run out of places we'd love to experience.

Realistically, we'll never visit many African countries due to high risks of crime and terrorism.  There's no point in taking chances any more than we have.  There certainly is plenty of crime here in South Africa, much of which is not too far away.  We proceed with the utmost of caution in everything we do.
We also spotted these two hippos napping on the bank of the Crocodile River.
Here's the link to a website that lists various cities in countries with the highest crime rates in Africa.  South Africa is in the top four.  As heavily guarded as Marloth Park is, as a  24-hour a day gated conservancy, there is a degree of crime, mainly as a result of burglaries. 

Our property like all others is secured by alarm systems directly linked to a major well-regarded armed security company based here in Marloth Park.  We keep the emergency red button close at hand at all times. But, these risks are rampant, even in cities throughout the US.  Nowhere on earth is entirely safe, especially in and near the big cities.
It's always a great joy to be able to watch their interactions with one another.

As for our next upcoming trip back to Zambia on August 16th, we've made plans for the following during our one-week stay:

August 16- Fly to Livingstone, Zambia, staying at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Livingstone for a total of six nights except for August 20.
August 20 - Transfer from Livingstone by land and by boat across the Zambezi River to Botswana
August 20 - Spend an entire day in Chobe National Park on safari with a break midday for lunch.  Stay overnight at the Chobe Safari Lodge.
August 21 - Spend a second entire day on safari on the Chobe River.  Transport via land and boat back to Livingstone in the evening.
August 21 to 23 - Stay at Protea Hotel, until the flight back to Nelspruit/Mpumalanga on August 23rd.
This is the spot where we stood watching the elephants, which was at quite a distance.
We're excited to return to Zambia where we'll spend several days working on our posts with hopefully exciting new photos, dining at our now favorite Zambian restaurants (we love the Zambezi CafĂ©) and touring the city which we didn't have time to do last time we were there.
It appeared this young male was getting a "lesson" in elephant behavior.
We contacted the same tour operator again, Chris Tours, who'd done an excellent job for us last time and yesterday completed all the details for this upcoming trip.  We highly recommend their services should you decide to visit Zambia to see Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Zambezi River and a wide array of high adventure experiences.

The cost of the one night at the Chobe Safari Lodge and the two full days of private safaris, both on land and the Chobe River is a total ZAR 12852 (US $939) which includes round-trip transport to the airport.  This total doesn't include air, the Protea Hotel, and meals (breakfasts are included).  We'll post all expenses on the last day of the trip, as usual.

Oops, gecko poop just landed on my hand, falling from the ceiling of the veranda.  So it goes.
The scuffle continued for quite some time.
Today, we're attending a new class with Marloth Park Honorary Rangers Uschie and Evan (who were here for dinner on Friday with HRs Sandra and Paul).  We'll report back on what we've learned tomorrow.

May your day be educational and interesting!             
Photo from one year ago today, June 20, 2017:

Greg, Camille, Miles, Madighan, and Maisie on the Jonathan Padelford on the Mississippi River on Father's Day, one year ago.  More family photos will follow.  Click here for details.

Giraffe Day!!!...All seen in Marloth Park, not Kruger...Planning our next adventure...

This lovely girl (determined by the hair on her ossicones) posed for a face shot.
"Sighting of the Day in the Bush"
The adorable bushbabies move so quickly, its difficult getting photos in the dark.  In this instance, we counted seven on the pedestal at once.  Now we'll try for eight.
No words can describe how exciting it is when we take our almost daily drives in Marloth Park, usually in the afternoon.  "They" say that we're less likely to see much at that time of day but we rarely go out without spotting some interesting and magnificent wildlife during the two-hour drive.

The dirt roads are very bumpy and at times, I literally hang on as we maneuver our way through deep potholes, crevices and uneven roads.  Tom, good driver that he is, somehow manages to lessen the bumps along the way.  The little rental cars don't handle these roads that well and we certainly don't want to damage the vehicle.
"Giraffe feet are the size of a dinner plate with a diameter of 30cm (almost 12 inches)."
As for the bouncing around, we're both used to it as are the residents of Marloth Park.  Bumpy roads and wildlife are a way of life here, a small price to pay for what we're all gifted to see each and every day.

Giraffes necks are surprisingly too short to reach the ground.  As a result, they must awkwardly spread their front legs to drink.  Based on their diet of vegetation they derive most water from the leaves they eat and only need to drink every few days.
We don't see giraffes each time we're on the drive.  Instead, we may spot them approximately 10% of the time.  And, when we do, we can barely contain our enthusiasm. 

Unlike some wildlife, they don't run off when they see humans and vehicles on the roads.  Although one surely wouldn't want to get too close since one swift kick can be fatal to humans and destructive to vehicles.  We always stay back a reasonable distance in an effort to respect their space and always give them the "right of way" when walking down or across the road.

This giraffe had five oxpeckers on its hide.
There's so much to see right here in the park, we understand why some people we've met don't necessarily go into Kruger often.  For us, with our limited time remaining (eight months) in Marloth Park and the fact we purchased a one-year pass to enter Kruger (referred to as a "Wild Card") as often as we'd like, we love seeing wildlife in both locations.
Driving around and finding giraffes in Marloth Park is indescribable.
On days we don't go into Kruger, we take advantage of the opportunity to encounter so many marvelous creatures right here in our "garden."  When we were here four years ago, it was hard to get me out the door to go anywhere. 

Those three short months in 2013/2014 flew by quickly and when we left, we knew it would never be enough.  Now, over this extended period, we can freely come and go as we please never worrying we're missing out.  We have more stunning photos we took late yesterday that we'd never been able to see if we had been in Kruger.  We'll share those tomorrow.

She turned her head for an alternate view.
Today, we're busy planning our tours and safaris for our next trip to Zambia and Botswana for which we're leaving on August 16th for one week.  We have no choice, due to visa restrictions to travel back to Zambia as mentioned in earlier posts. 

This way, we can fly in and out of the small international airport in Nelspruit where visa restrictions are easier than traveling through Johannesburg. Few visitors stay in South Africa for such an extended period unless they apply for residency which we didn't want to do due to the complicated and time-consuming process which takes many months or even years to acquire.

 We were thrilled when we spotted this "tower" of five giraffes.
Once we firm up the details of these tours, we'll post the information here. In the interim, we're enjoying the planning.  As for the distant future, we've had several inquiries as to when we'll be posting a new itinerary. 

"The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, standing at around 4-5m high (13-16 feet), and the tallest giraffes can be recorded up to 5.9m (19 feet). That’s over a meter higher than a double-decker bus."
The last time we posted an itinerary was on January 7, 2018 (at this link).  But, since that date, we've made several changes which we'll update in the next few months as we add more bookings and re-post an itinerary that is up-to-date and accurate.  The itinerary you'll see at the above link doesn't include the Zambia and Botswana trips or the upcoming photo tour in Kenya next February.

"Despite being incredibly tall, giraffes still only have seven vertebrae in their neck - the same number as humans and most other mammals."
That's it for today folks.  We want to thank our readers for sticking with us during the somewhat repetitive experience.  How many giraffes, warthogs and kudus can you see?  For us? There's never enough.  For many of you?  Not so much. 

Have a spectacular day!


Photo from one year ago today, June 19, 2017:

Wild turkeys are everywhere in the metro area in Minneapolis.  Our friend Sue had shared this photo with us that she'd taken the morning before we got together in the evening.  It was wonderful seeing our dear friend Sue and this turkey too!  For more photos, please click here.

Things we can count on....

"Zebras are very fast-moving animals and can reach speeds of up to 65 kmph (40 mph) when galloping across the plains. This is just fast enough to outpace predators such as lions. Foals can run with the herd within a few hours of birth."
"Sighting of the Day in the Bush"
A sliver of the moon and the planet Jupiter as seen on Saturday night.
Last night, before sunset, while sitting at the big table on the veranda enjoying Father's Day happy hour, we came to a conclusion...there are many scenarios in the bush that we can count on.
It isn't a daily occurrence but zebras stop by a few times a week.  It's always fun to see them.
One by one, we reviewed these factors that are presented to us each and every day and night as we live in this lovely house, "Orange is More Just a Colour" where we've settled into a comfortable and yet exciting routine.
Each zebra has its own unique pattern of stripes. Also, a zebra’s stripy coat is thought to disperse more than 70 percent of incoming heat, preventing the animal from overheating in the African sun.
Whether its a social event, a game drive in Kruger, a trip away or an evening on the veranda, just the two of us, enchanted by our surroundings, it all has become so familiar and meaningful, we keep asking ourselves how we got so lucky to be a part of this always interesting, always entertaining, life in South Africa.

We can always identify this zebra by this odd pattern on her right upper leg.
We giggled over the familiar events that occur each evening as we prepare the veranda for the evening's activity which includes:
1.  Preparing a little cup of fruity yogurt for the bushbabies and placing it on their stand before 5:15.  They always arrive, jumping through the trees, no later than 5:30 pm.
2.  Plug in the light we purchased to illuminate the yard into the long electric cord reel.
3.  Ensure the fruit and vegetable container is filled to the brim with carrots and apples.
4.  Have the yellow container filled with pellets.
5.  Be dressed in warm clothing so we don't have to rush off to change and possibly miss something.
A pretty little sandbar on the Crocodile River.
6.  Prepare drinks, whether a glass of wine for me or a cocktail for Tom or iced tea for both of us.
7.  Have everything chopped and diced for dinner, including salad and vegetables ready to be cooked and meat for the grill seasoned and marinating.
8.  Light the citronella candle along with using insect repellent on all exposed skin.
9.  Place a fresh battery in the camera after having cleared off all previously taken photos onto my laptop for future posts.
10.  Turn on a portion of the exterior lights prior and the balance after full darkness.
11.  Set the veranda table with placemats, napkins, plates and forks and knives.
12.  Fill the birdseed contained with seed for "Frank and the Misses" should they stop by which often occurs in the early evening.

Sunny midday view of the Crocodile River from the brick overlook.
Does it sound like a lot of work?  For us, it isn't.  Actually, we both enjoy our roles in making all of the above transpire quickly and seamlessly. By 4:45 each evening we both get into action and by 5:00 pm, we can sit down and relax with our beverage of choice in hand and big smiles on our faces.

Here's what transpires, every single evening that we can always count on, all of which makes us squeal with delight in its dependability as a nightly occurrence:
5:15 pm - Bushbabies fly through the trees toward the perch to the container of fruity yogurt.  For the few hours or so, the dozen or so that dwell in the trees, go back and forth, taking little tastes while freely sharing with one another.
5:30 pm - The Hadeda birds, a type of noisy ibis flies overhead, making their loud ha-de-da sounds as they pass...not once in awhile...but every night.
5:45 pm - Frank and the Misses made their loud squawking noises for about 30 seconds as darkness falls.
6:00 pm - Warthogs stop by for an evening snack, not necessarily the same warthogs each time, but warthogs, none the less.
7:00 pm - (Give or take a few minutes)...Duiker boy and duiker girl arrive, both very shy but very interested in well-tossed pellets when they prefer not to come too close to the veranda.
The scenery on the river seems to change daily based on rain and the opening of the dam to increase water flow.
From there, the remainder of the evening is a mystery.  No one may arrive or dozens may arrive.  It's unpredictable. And, not unlike fishing, you toss in your line and patiently wait.

It's during this waiting period that we cook our dinner on the grill,  filling our plates with salad and cooked vegetables to be topped off by a great cut of beef, chicken or pork. We're never disappointed.  Tom does an excellent job of grilling.
We rarely see waterbucks other than along the banks of rivers.
After dinner, we sit for a bit at the table or stay preoccupied with visitors and then quickly gather dishes to be placed in the separate kitchen where Tom will do the dishes, often to be finished after we come indoors for the remainder of the night.  Here again, we don't want to miss a thing.
Several waterbuck grazing on the fenced Marloth Park side of the river.
Usually by 9:00 pm, we "call it a day," pack everything up, finish the cleanup and head indoors to watch one show on the TV screen using my laptop and our HDMI cord. 
A little tousling between the boys.
By 10:00 pm or so, I'm ready for bed while Tom usually stays up until 11:00.  We're never bored.  We never tire of this routine.  And, we continue to find each of the predictable events interesting and exciting. Most weeks, we're out for two nights for dinner or with friends. This break in our routine makes returning to it all the more interesting.

I'm sure that most people's routines, although not necessarily similar to ours, are not too unlike ours in their familiarity and ability to incite a great degree of comfort and pleasure.
A youngster grazing with the adults.
May today's and tonight's routine bring you much joy, especially those "things you can count on."

Photo from one year ago today, June 18, 2017:
Granddaughters Maisie and Madighan at the community center event while Greg went to find Miles after the parade ended.  Other grandchildren photos upcoming. For more photos from this date, please click here.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads throughout the world...Crossing the road in Kruger and more...

Crocs aren't necessarily pleasing to the eye but they're an important player in the food chain.
"Sighting of the Day in the Bush"
Bushbaby heaven...Six on the pedestal with their nightly cup of fruity yogurt.  Next, we'll try for seven.
I often think of the two dads I lost many years ago; my biological father who passed away when I was 12 years old from a horrifying accident at work and my "second" dad who passed from cancer in 1983. 

Both were amazing men, husbands, and fathers whom I think of every year at this time and frequently throughout the year.  When I realize its been 35 years since I've had a dad, its been a very long time.
One giraffe, crossing the road.
When thinking of dads in my life today, I think of my son Greg, stepson TJ, both of whom are great dads and of course, my dear husband Tom.  Often its assumed spouses don't celebrate Mother and Father's Day when they aren't "their" parent but somehow I've always attempted to make it a special day for Tom, as he's done for me.

So, today, for all the fathers, grandfathers and stepdads we wish each and every one of you a very special day filled with love and we hope your loved ones take a few minutes to make it a memorable.
There's something special about elephants crossing a road.
Tom reminded me this morning that the most amount of "collect" calls made in years past, was on Father's Day.  From this site:
"More collect telephone calls are made on Fathers Day than on any other day of the year. Fathers Day was the brainchild of Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington. His father, Civil War veteran, William Smart, was a single parent that raised six children on his own after his wife died during childbirth. Listening to a passionate Mother’s Day sermon in 1909, Sonora felt that a day was needed to honor his father, and other father’s like his. So, he settled on June 19th (his father’s birthday), and the world’s first official Fathers Day was celebrated on June 19th, 1910."
Once he reached the other side (yes, please note, it is a "he") he wasn't pleased to see us.  At an opportune moment, we zoomed past him.
A simple phone call, preferably not collect (and not necessary these days with free calling), is all a dad needs to feel loved, remembered and appreciated.  

What am I doing to make this day special for my husband?  We don't have room in our luggage for gifts and besides, what would I buy for him?  He doesn't need a power washer, tools, a GPS for his car or a putter for his golf clubs.  
A parade of elephants grazing in a lush green area.
Traveling the world as we do, now for almost six years, we have no home, no car, and no sports equipment in this lifestyle.  We're trying to make the clothing we have now last until our next trip to the USA, where we'll replace many of the few items we possess at that time.  There was no point in trying to find him a shirt, swimwear, or pair of shorts here in Africa.

Instead, I'll work extra hard to make this day special by fussing over him a little more than usual, making a special romantic dinner for tonight's time on the veranda and attending to his every whim. Hum...this sounds like a normal day!  Then again, he does the same for me.
Fish eagles are often spotted in Kruger National Park.
Last night, around 5:00 pm, we had a two-hour power outage.  Since we usually start preparing dinner around 6:30, part of which we often cook on the braai (grill) we got out the candles and did as much as we could before dark around 5:45. 
We haven't seen Scar Face in weeks and look forward to his return.  Now, we have a special affinity for Tusker, who's very shy but practically swoons when I talk to him in a goofy high pitched voice, you know, the voice some of us use when talking to pets and babies.
Earlier in the day, I'd chopped and diced everything we needed for the meal which proved to have been a good decision.  By 6:00 pm, in the dark, we scrambled around in the dark kitchen with one candle burning, quickly pulling out everything from the refrigerator that we'd need for the meal. 

Luckily, we had salad left from the prior night's dinner party and vegetables which we wrapped in tinfoil to make "vegetable packs" for the grill.  Tom grilled his steak in the dark while I cooked fish on the gas stove.
A few bites of vegetation on a sunny morning in Kruger.
By 6:45, we were situated at the big table on the veranda enjoying our meal and of course, wondering if we'd be without power all night.  Without light, we couldn't see the considerable activity in the yard. 
Rhinos aren't the cutest animals in the world but it sure is fun to see them in the wild.
We heard a lot of snorting, rustling around in the dirt and the bush and a wide array of sounds we didn't recognize.  We laughed out loud.  Here we were in Africa, outside in the dark with wild animals all around us, unable to see a thing and yet, having the time of our lives. Much to our delight and surprise, a few hours later, the power returned.

That's life in Africa!

Happy Father's Day to all!


Photo from one year ago today, June 17, 2017:
Granddaughter Maisie and Tom in front of Cost Cutters in Minnetonka, Minnesota.  We arrived at 10:30 am but had to wait for the late arriving employee.  For more photos please click here.