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January 2018 Archive (16 posts)

USA 2016 - 15 A Stroll Down the Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles (2016-07-16) | Having just completed our super interesting outing aboard the Queen Mary ocean liner/museum ship (out in Long Beach), Johann and Carl next decided that an impromptu drive out to Venice Beach (before we return to Anaheim) would definitely be a good idea. It was. Founded in 1905 and established ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Scones and Cream at Hillcrest Berry Orchards in Banhoek Valley (2017-08-13) | Having spent most of our Sunday enjoying a drive, admiring the Huguenot Monument, and letting the kids run wild and free at the Station Pub & Grill in Franschhoek, we then wrapped up the outing with a stop at Hillcrest Berry Orchard (at the behest of ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Ice Cream at Lagoon Beach in Milnerton (2017-11-18) | The girls and I had been out and about on a weekend adventure as always, first with a trip to the venerable Blue Train Park at Mouille Point for some play time, then a stroll over to the Oranjezicht City Farm Market (quickly abandoned because ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Breakfast at Tredici (The Bakers Dozen) in Swellendam (2018-01-11) | So I mentioned earlier that Chantelle and I needed to drive up to George in order to pick up our Accent that was sitting there for repairs a couple of weeks ago. This of course thus meant a road trip along the N2, which, given ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Ice Cream at Don Gelato in Stanford (2017-12-16) | Last year December I woke up one morning and suggested to Chantelle that we take a drive out towards Stanford for a picnic at Klein River Cheese farmstead, to which she readily agreed - basically because she is head over heels in love with this ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Fish and Chips from the Sea Gypsy Cafe in Mossel Bay Harbour (2018-01-11) | I think that it was my folks who originally introduced us to the Sea Gypsy Cafe, one of their favourite spots to tuck into some fish and chips whenever they are down in Mossel Bay (which, given their Pinnacle Point holiday home, is relatively often). For some ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
USA 2016 - 14 The Queen Mary Ocean Liner Museum Ship in Long Beach (2016-07-16) | Day 3 of the NACUFS IDEA '16 conference, and the morning after our evening of Angels baseball watching, Johann and Carl decided to skip the early sessions to instead act as tour guides and take me for some sightseeing of the area. Our first stop ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Emily Turns 3 Birthday Party at Kidz Corner Indoor Playpark in Strand (2017-01-21) | Continuing the theme I started yesterday of "I completely forgot to take photos of Emily's 4th birthday party last weekend, so I best upload all the other birthdays before I lose everything to a hard drive failure", here are some photos I grabbed from Emily's ... (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Jessica Turns 6 Birthday Party at Country Mews (2016-11-12) | This weekend we celebrated Emily's fourth birthday with a party here at our house in Country Mews, Gordon's Bay. For some reason I completely forgot to take any photos on the day - very strange for me, I know! That got me thinking though. I'm reasonably ... (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Grandma Lotter Eulogy (2018) | My dad's mom, my last remaining grandparent, passed away at the start of this year. She was 82. As is now the tradition, I was asked to deliver the eulogy at the memorial service, and in an effort to preserve it online for myself, this is ... (My Life)
USA 2016 - 13 Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim (2016-07-15) | The evening of the first day of expo was spent eating exquisite American steak. The evening of the second day of expo saw my colleagues Johann and Carl eager show off something even more American to me. In other words, off to a baseball game ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
USA 2016 - 12 Touchwork at NACUFS 2016 in the Anaheim Convention Center (2016-07-14) | Despite having started off my first ever trip to the USA with some serious Disneyland tourist action, I was of course in Anaheim, California for work purposes - specifically to help man the Touchwork booth at NACUFS IDEA '16, the 2016 national conference for NACUFS, otherwise ... (My Life | Photo Gallery)
USA 2016 - 11 Paint the Night Parade and Disneyland Forever Fireworks (2016-07-13) | Having now pretty much spent the entire day exploring Disneyland on foot, I found myself gravitating back towards my original starting point of Main Street U.S.A., somehow eager to stake out a good spot among what was quite clearly a rapidly growing crowd lining the ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
High Tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town (2017-11-07) | On the 7th of November last year, Chantelle and I celebrated eight years of marriage to one another. To commemorate this special occasion, we decided to head out to Cape Town for High Tea at city's famous Pink Lady: the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. With its ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
USA 2016 - 10 Downtown Disney in Anaheim (2016-07-13) | Having now had my fill of the many, many lands of Disneyland, I decided to escape Disneyland Park (more specifically its crowds) by hopping on to the Disneyland Monorail and catching a ride over to the Downtown Disney District, an outdoor shopping center and promenade ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Ambling about the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve in Lakeside, Cape Town (2017-08-07) | The Zandvlei Estuary is the largest of the eight estuaries on the False Bay coastline, and more importantly, is the only remaining functional estuary/wetland on the False Bay Coast. Bordered by the Cape Town suburbs of Lakeside, Marina da Gama, Muizenberg and Steenberg, the estuary is ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
   
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