Friday, October 28, 2011

Memoir - Studies

I am in the process of studying Earth Environments, which is an introductory geography course.  I am loving it, but I suck at all the mathematical parts such as with mapping, so I failed my first lab exam. Ugh! 

Below are some pics that I took, referencing geographical environments:

Rocky Coast

Memoir - Summer 2011, part 2

During our stay in Germany, we decided to take a quick trip to South Africa.  I haven't been back in 15 years, and I was excited to see what has changed.  It was fantastic.  I wish we could've gone for longer than 2 weeks.  We spent time on the westcoast with my sister, then stayed with one of my best friends for just over a week.

Table Mt.

In the southern hemisphere it is winter, but we still went to the beach ..... a lot!  Also, went to the aquarium, the foreshore, visited other family, the wine route (of course), and a bird sanctuary where an owl sat on our heads.  It was a fun trip!

Memoir - Summer 2011, part 1

I sooo wanted to go to Israel this summer, and planned it with my niece and sister.  But, my husband said he could get two free tickets to Frankfurt, close to where my eldest daughter and her family live.  So, off we went to Germany (we = myself and my youngest daughter Mel).  Germany is so different in the summer:  sunny, green, blue skies ... you get the drift.  Not in the least like it was when I visited in the winter. 

We went to little coffee shops, bakeries, a castle in Lundstahl,  and enjoyed time with my grandchildren.  We also went to the local wine farms and bought copious amounts of good sweet wines.  And, we could only take one bottle back.  Ugh!

Photo:  My grandson with his daddy on our trip to the wine country.

Yellow daisies

Yellow daisies
taken in Nanaimo

White daisies

White daisies
field of daisies taken in Nanaimo