• Boulders Beach Penguins South Africa

    Few Things Have Made My Heart Happier

    When we walked through the gate to Boulders Beach, I was beaming! Ever since we arrived in Cape Town I have been looking forward to visiting this beach; my heart was racing as I scanned the coastline. When my eyes met their first little black and white creature standing on…

  • 66Keerom Apartment Building Cape Town

    66 Keerom Street

    We moved into a new studio apartment in the City Center on February 1st. We wanted something fairly close to Rob’s internship so that he can walk or take a short bus ride to get there, so staying in the City Center was the best option for us. Our new…

  • Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa Church Building

    South African Saints

    We attend the Mowbray ward. The church is about 5 miles from our apartment. The first two Sundays we took an Uber, and this last Sunday we took the train to church. By train it only takes about 12 minute to get there. The only problem is, the train is…

  • Garden Centre Cape Town

    Groceries in South Africa

    There are a variety of shopping centers in Cape Town; everything from cheap to fancy. On the cheaper end is Spar and on the high end is Woolworths. We have found a middle ground shopping center near our apartment, that’s only about a 12-minute walk away. Pick-N-Pay. Open from 8am…

  • Showering in South Africa

    I would go a few steps beyond refreshing when describing my showering experience at our first apartment in Cape Town. We’ve only been here 5 days and each time I shower I have to have no pre-meditated ideas before turning on the water or I may not be able to brave it!…

  • Cape Town South Africa

    City Sight Seeing Tour Cape Town

    Normally a sight seeing tour is not really our style, but with the internship company, Rob had a sight seeing tour included in his program fee and so we decided to give it a go. My ticket was R190 for the 1-day blue mini peninsula tour. That is roughly $14.24…

  • And So… Our African Adventure Begins!

    When we arrived in Cape Town Tuesday afternoon, a man from the VACorps (the internship company) picked us up from the airport. It was so strange to step outside and feel the heat of the sunshine, especially after our last stop in Switzerland and having come from the deep winter…

  • We moved…… to South Africa!

    Last Friday was my last day at 3form and Monday was Rob’s last day at Stryde…we quit our jobs, sold what we could, filled the back of a sprinter van with the rest and stored it in Mom and Dad Spangenberg’s storage unit, packed our bags, and boarded a plane!…

  • Zurich Switzerland

    Cape Town or Bust!

    Getting to South Africa was no quick trip, and that’s probably a huge understatement…ha ha! There is a lot to consider when you are flying internationally. You have to look at all of your options. For starters, we didn’t even fly out of Salt Lake to get to Cape Town.…

  • San Francisco…What a Treat!

    We left Utah Saturday January 14th in the afternoon and flew to San Francisco, California. Our international flight was scheduled to fly out from San Francisco the following night at 7:25pm. We spent Saturday evening with Rob’s cute mom (who he affectionately calls Momanator) and cute sister’s Sarah and Lindsey,…