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Old 10-02-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
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Arrow AKV and VB May 2008 - Day 3

Thursday May 22nd 2008

We were up and out early for AK, so early that we caught the rope drop!



It was then full steam ahead to Expedition Everest and some FPs for a little later. Then we walked across to the Kilimanjaro Safari and within about 10 minutes we were off, but it did spit a little bit with rain.





The baby rinho was very cute



The ostrich certainly thought he had right of way and gave us the evil eye!



As we came off the safari we were feeling peckish so I had some water melon and Nathan had a banana. By now it was time to ride EE Great ride as usual but as there are no upper body restraints once is enough for me on any visit.



We then paused to watch the monkeys high up and saw that there was a little baby monkey





We then walked through the Maharajah Jungle trek and saw the Komodo Dragon.



A very sleepy Tapir.



Then the fruit bats.



And finally the tigers who were taking it easy and sleeping as usual!



We then decided to do the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail which I dont recall doing before and we saw the okapi which are very distinctively marked.



Then it was onto the meerkats, who are very funny to watch



Then the gorillas who I wouldnt want to upset if awake!!





By now it was getting close to 11am and we wanted to go food shopping so we left the park. As we exited the park this is what we saw -



It took ages for us to get back to AKV as the whole area was closed down and to be honest there was no clue from the CM's as to what if any contingency plan there was for a situation like this. Eventually after several CM's had told us different places to go in the mian parking lot for a bus we found a bus. Once back at AKV we had a few Pringles and a drink before heading off to Publix in the Jeep.



Then it was time to stock the fridge

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Old 10-02-2008, 06:45 AM   #2
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As it was only mid afternoon we headed off to the pool for a few hours, even though it was overcast the temperature was still a very pleasant 80+.



I had a little wander around and watched the flamingos for a while, who were getting upset at someone working in the enclosure and certainly voiced this with their loud squawking!



The baby ducks nearby were very cute.



It was then time to go back to the room and shower. Although there was a little time to sit on the balcony and watch the giraffes.





For dinner we made our way to TGI Fridays :thumb: As usual we started with the three for all Loaded potato skins, fried mozzarella and buffalo wings with sour cream, marinara sauce and celery sticks with bleu cheese dressing.



I followed this with baby back ribs and fries.



While Nathan had the Peruvian herb roasted chicken from the Ultimate Recipe Showdown Menu.



Feeling full we passed on dessert headed back to AKV and a Smirnoff Ice, while sitting on the balcony.

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Old 10-02-2008, 07:01 AM   #3
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Lovely day,i could watch Meerkats for a long time-they are very cute+funny.The food looked lovely,great pics again.x.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:32 AM   #4
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LOL, it's nice to see that you're not wasting your fridge on food Once again lovely pics and yummy food
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:36 PM   #5
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I have 1 complaint about the fridge - there's not enough alcohol in it

fab day. love the jeep
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Lovely animal pictures
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Great day.....I loved relaxing of an evening on our balcony at AKL.
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Another perfect day

Did you find out the cause of the fire??
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:01 AM   #10
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Did you find out the cause of the fire??
I think it was electrical in the engine.

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There is nothing as nice as sitting with a drink on your balcony either before or after your evening meal.


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Then it was time to stock the fridge

What's with all the milk?
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:52 AM   #14
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What's with all the milk?
It doesn't really fit with the image does it!

No it was so we could have quick breakfasts in the room!!

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Again another lovely report. I love the EE ride at AK.

Hope you are feeling better.
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