2018.04 April

April has been an eventful month in the VandenBerg household. So much has happened that it feels almost unreal that I was in South Africa for the first half of the month. Here are a couple of highlights: I got to start the month by spending a long weekend with my mother!! (I mean, how…

2018.03 March

Our March snippets are posted a bit late this month. I did not have access to wifi (the single most life changing invention ever!) this past month, but I have been keeping up with my daily captures!!! A few things I am thankful for this month: Miracles. Who can argue that? ‘Nuff said! Hubby. Seriously,…

Canada Day Long Weekend 2017 – Part.2

If you missed Part.1 of this post, you can read it here (opens in new tab). We spent some off-time at the campground… Ate a lot of wood, drank wine, spent evenings with friends… making pretend phone calls, being batmanΒ etc… all the usual stuff you know!! One morning we decided to head out of the…

Canada Day Long Weekend 2017 – Part.1

Of course, we spent it with our favourite little family, in our favourite place on earth – the mountains!! And what a great weekend was it not!! Originally this was one post, but due to all the photos, I divided this post into two. You can read Part.2 next week! We were camped out at…

Moose Lake Loop Hike

During our Canada Day long weekend in 2017, we headed to the Maligne Lake area in search of an enjoyable hike to do with out dogs… also, this road is renowned for spotting wildlife, and if memory serves me, we did spot a couple bears on this road this day! We opted to do the…

Last Camping Trip of 2017

Following our first camping trip of 2017 here, I thought while I’m on a roll I’ll also post about the last camping trip of 2017. I have already in bits and pieces… We hike up to Lake Agnes Teahouse here… After which we continued on the Little Beehive hike here… And then we explored a…

2018.02 February

Our February snippets…. I love this project!!! A few things I am thankful for this month: Small victories. You celebrate the small – because you might not be quite sure how long the road of recovery might be. Every new day is a reason to celebrate, and every new day you get to spend with…

First camping trip of 2017

Almost one year ago, we had the coldest camping weekend ever!!! Fortunately for us, we had recently bought a little 1976 (pumpkin green) Trillium Trailer, or else, we most likely would have cancelled the weekend. We joined our friends at the Whistler campground (in Jasper), and my oh my, was it a rainy (actually) horrible…

Our Suite at the Bellagio

Ever hear about the $20 tip? Well ,if you haven’t, Google it! There are tons of people who have blogged about this little tip when you are staying (or checking in to) the Vegas Hotels! We had nothing to lose, so we tried it!! And it was awesome!!! First off, when we were informed that…

Lake Agnes Tea House

If you are up for a steady uphill 3.5 km climb, you are in for a treat at the Lake Agnes Tea House!! And if you are up early, there will not be any crowds…. it is well worth it!! I first did this hike with my mom (and no, I have not posted any…

2018.01 January

I found this app (Elsie from A Beautiful Mess introduced it to her instagram followers a little while back), it is called ‘1 Second Everyday‘. The idea is that everyday you capture a second worth of video, and then whenever you want you can compile it into a little video. There are a few options,…

Glacier Skywalk, Jasper National Park

Way back in 2015 my mom visited us for the first time from South Africa. Despite seeing a lot of stuff that was awesome (eeeeek, so behind in blogging about our trips!), this one was an interesting one. It is not for people who have any type of fear of heights. Hubby does not have…

Mystery Valley, Utah

While we were exploring Monument Valley way back in 2014, we decided to do a guided tour of Mystery Valley as well. I don’t recall what we paid for the tour, but I do recall the fighting that was going on between the people who were selling the tours. As I mentioned here, the whole…

Sedona, Arizona

On our way to Monument Valley (…..in 2014!), we made a pit stop in Sedona. It was a very interesting little town. Lots of curio shops, restaurants, beautiful scenery, mansions. Our first stop was at the Chapel of the Holy Cross. The location of this chapel is truly amazing, built into the rock landscape, it…

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Today is the last day of 2017. This has been a pretty underwhelming year in terms of personal growth. Nonetheless, we had two fantastic trips – Mexico and Portugal. And hubby’s parents came to visit us here in Canada in the summer. I am not really one for new year resolutions, but would really like…