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African Music Fundraiser

In the village next to us is a small church group who are meeting in a space that they have outgrown. During the next several months we will fund raise to assist them in building a new church. They have already secured a piece of land and some bricks and some roofing material. The music […]

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In Africa

Family in Nairobi at Giraffe Center

Even though a few hours away there are tourist lodges that cost $1000 per night, life here is a different reality. Bulamba is so far away in many ways, for example a guest room beside us goes for a couple of dollars. We’ve been in Africa for about 4 months. Part of this time was […]

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Movin’ To Bulamba

Sam in Tanzania looking at a photo album

In October 2012 we are heading to Africa for an extended stay. If all works out we will be living in Bulamba, Tanzania. It is a small village next to Lake Victoria and about 45 minutes from the Serengeti National Park. Mwanza is about 2 hour drive south. Here are a few images from my […]

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Christmas

Family Christmas

Christmas eve with family.

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Canadian Lynx

Canadian Lynx on Two Island Lake - photo Zachary Leppanen

This Canadian Lynx was only a few hundred feet from our home. There was a second one close by.

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Sandals

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Did you know that an unfashionable wearer of both socks AND sandals at the same time can be defined as being a shandle. Also spotter of such crime can also be refereed to as a shandleir. These Shandlites are mainly seen in European countries during the summer time and normally they are male. Last trip […]

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Sunrise 176

gate 176 Cancun

Watching an airport wake-up is great fun. Seeing the early birds arrive and then the somewhat late sprinters almost missing their flights. The sunrise picture at Gate 176 was for those heading to Cancun. The crowd was all tourist ready to go bake on the beaches vs Gate 174 that did not have a single […]

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Turbulence and Spicy Clamato

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As with any trip there comes a moment before packing when I get a moment of cloud nine and worry. They hit about the same time. What to pack, why I’m I going, oh it is 32c there, repack, tell the story of the Samurai before he left to war, complain about clothing, and then […]

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This Day Will Also Pass

Isaac and Zachary on ice

There’s always that day when we look out the window and something has changed. Here in the north it could be the first snow or on this day it was the lake freezing over. During the night it had dipped to -20c and the lake froze to a perfect skating rink. It seemed like you […]

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Sara Maxwell Design spreads her wings with an online store

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Sara Maxwell bags are handmade in Canada, frequently using materials that have been re-purposed or found. The styles vary from purses to travel bags, with every one being the only one of its kind. Head over to SaraMaxwell.com to see what catches your fancy. (just a note of interest…she is also my wife)

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African Music Fundraiser

In the village next to us is a small church group who are meeting in a space that they have […]

In Africa

Family in Nairobi at Giraffe Center

Even though a few hours away there are tourist lodges that cost $1000 per night, life here is a different […]

Movin’ To Bulamba

Sam in Tanzania looking at a photo album

In October 2012 we are heading to Africa for an extended stay. If all works out we will be living […]

Christmas

Family Christmas

Christmas eve with family.

Canadian Lynx

Canadian Lynx on Two Island Lake - photo Zachary Leppanen

This Canadian Lynx was only a few hundred feet from our home. There was a second one close by.

Sandals

sandles-in-nicaragua

Did you know that an unfashionable wearer of both socks AND sandals at the same time can be defined as […]