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Old 07-13-2009, 01:11 PM   #811
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We have been there before. Many years ago. I used to get allergy shots every day and before I learned to give them to myself I had to find a dr. that could do it on vacation. There was a real nice office I used to go to everyday. They only charged me $5.00 since I had the medicine. Back in the 80's that was a lot of money to pay every day so I came home and learned how to do it. Back to Old Town. There were lots of fun places to shop and see how other area junk places compared to ours.
When we first started staying near Old Town in 1998, it was a nice place to stay but now I wouldn't recommend it to anyone!
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More great animal pictures! I love the one with the Lion. He is actually awake
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:23 PM   #813
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I have hijacked your pictures once again. I am so glad to see good pictures of the animals. I am pretending I am right there and remembering just what they looked like. I do have a good imagination.


I am thankful for you John did not get wet on his journey over as your name would have been mud for sure for taking his poncho.

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Old 07-13-2009, 02:08 PM   #814
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More great animal pictures! I love the one with the Lion. He is actually awake
I know, he's usually asleep. I always envy the people who get pictures of the lion up and walking around.

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I have hijacked your pictures once again. I am so glad to see good pictures of the animals. I am pretending I am right there and remembering just what they looked like. I do have a good imagination.


I am thankful for you John did not get wet on his journey over as your name would have been mud for sure for taking his poncho.

Thanks once again.
You are more than welcome to hijack my pictures. John didn't get wet thankfully. It does rain later on in the day but not enough that he'd put on his poncho. He hates them!
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:50 PM   #815
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another great update! love the animal pictures!
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:29 PM   #816
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Hello from Shreveport!!

First of all, you're giving me just the right pre-Disney fix--we go Aug 1-9, and just got off the phone with Kids Nite Out for some parent time (sans kids) for 3 of our nights while we're there. I've not been able to plan for WDW for the past 5 weeks (had my nephew here with us this summer, and we've been going going going), and have a few more things to do to be ready to go. In the meantime, I'm LOVING following your tr, and hope you have a blast when you return a few days after us to "The World".

Second, I live in Shreveport, and have yet to see a star. We did have plans for Bernie Mack to come work out at our gym (we own a couple fitness gyms), but he didn't make it to the gym, and he died not too long afterwards. There's been a LOT of movies filmed in Shreveport and the surrounding areas. My oldest son, 12 yrs old, was an extra in a Hallmark movie last year--not so fun sitting in a high school gym waiting for my kid to do his bit--and we parents were there about 9 hours. I'm just HIGHLY thankful that I was able to find someone to watch my 3 yr old so I didn't have to chase him for those 9 hrs!

Anyway, I agree about The Boardwalk--it's really nice. It's the only "mall" we visit here. Hope you had fun while you were in Shreveport.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:45 PM   #817
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Just finished reading your trip report and I am really enjoying it. My DD and I are going in January and I wish I would have kept it a surprise. It would have hard since her mom won't be coming, she is going with her friends in September with free dining. I really like the idea of the living souvenir, a.k.a plants, my DD is 15 and I am thinking two plants would be a great way of remember the plants, especially if they live for several years. It would be nice for her to go to college and have the plants to remind us of the trip. Thanks for the great idea.
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More great Safari pictures!!! You got some really good close-up shots again!!! We have never seen an elephant on the safari ride close enough so I could get a good picture. But, I'm hoping to in August. Can't wait for more.....
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:52 PM   #819
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Great update!!! We stayed in a townhouse (the townhouse was nice but the neighborhood was a little to be desired at 11pm at night--when we were returning from Walmart) in the beginning of our last trip. We had to pass Olde Towne it just looks like a ghost town compared to all the hotels/motels they used to have. We had almost booked at Olde Towne Suites, so glad we did not. The dive we stayed in 2001 was not even there anymore...Gwendolyn said the roaches and spiders probably carried it away

Great update! your pics of the safari were great!
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:11 AM   #820
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another great update! love the animal pictures!
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First of all, you're giving me just the right pre-Disney fix--we go Aug 1-9, and just got off the phone with Kids Nite Out for some parent time (sans kids) for 3 of our nights while we're there. I've not been able to plan for WDW for the past 5 weeks (had my nephew here with us this summer, and we've been going going going), and have a few more things to do to be ready to go. In the meantime, I'm LOVING following your tr, and hope you have a blast when you return a few days after us to "The World".

Second, I live in Shreveport, and have yet to see a star. We did have plans for Bernie Mack to come work out at our gym (we own a couple fitness gyms), but he didn't make it to the gym, and he died not too long afterwards. There's been a LOT of movies filmed in Shreveport and the surrounding areas. My oldest son, 12 yrs old, was an extra in a Hallmark movie last year--not so fun sitting in a high school gym waiting for my kid to do his bit--and we parents were there about 9 hours. I'm just HIGHLY thankful that I was able to find someone to watch my 3 yr old so I didn't have to chase him for those 9 hrs!

Anyway, I agree about The Boardwalk--it's really nice. It's the only "mall" we visit here. Hope you had fun while you were in Shreveport.
Your trip is coming up really soon. I know you are about to burst with excitement.

Isn't it a small world...you livein Shreveport and I live in West Monroe. Just 100 miles apart. In all the trips I've made to Shreveport, I've not seen a star yet. Cool that Bernie Mack was supposed to come to your gym.

Which movie was your son an extra in?
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:14 AM   #821
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Just finished reading your trip report and I am really enjoying it. My DD and I are going in January and I wish I would have kept it a surprise. It would have hard since her mom won't be coming, she is going with her friends in September with free dining. I really like the idea of the living souvenir, a.k.a plants, my DD is 15 and I am thinking two plants would be a great way of remember the plants, especially if they live for several years. It would be nice for her to go to college and have the plants to remind us of the trip. Thanks for the great idea.
Wow you've been busy reading. Keeping the trip a surprise was so hard to do. There were many times when I almost blurted it out.

The plant is still growing well. It's a nice touch to be able to see Disney alive and well on my back porch.

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More great Safari pictures!!! You got some really good close-up shots again!!! We have never seen an elephant on the safari ride close enough so I could get a good picture. But, I'm hoping to in August. Can't wait for more.....
We've seen elephants on each and every trip. This past time, they had a barrier thing up in some places because there was a new baby amongst the elephants.

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Great update!!! We stayed in a townhouse (the townhouse was nice but the neighborhood was a little to be desired at 11pm at night--when we were returning from Walmart) in the beginning of our last trip. We had to pass Olde Towne it just looks like a ghost town compared to all the hotels/motels they used to have. We had almost booked at Olde Towne Suites, so glad we did not. The dive we stayed in 2001 was not even there anymore...Gwendolyn said the roaches and spiders probably carried it away

Great update! your pics of the safari were great!
When we first started staying at Days Suites it was a semi-nice place. Nice enough place to sleep and bathe. Now, I wouldn't stay there if they paid me.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:54 AM   #822
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great update and photos. You are lucky to get some of these animal shots. Some of them are very elusive.
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More great pics! Love the lion, giraffe, & elephants. Lucky to get such good ones.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:47 PM   #824
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More great pics! Love the lion, giraffe, & elephants. Lucky to get such good ones.
Thanks ya'll! We have always seemed to luck out on seeing the animals while on our 2 week safari.

When Hunter was 3, we were on Kilimanjaro Safari and the truck driver had to stop because several giraffes were approaching the vehicle. A giraffe walked right over to us (Hunter was sitting on his daddy's lap), stuck his nose in, sniffed Hunter and John and then licked the top of the truck. Hunter yelled, "It licked the bus!". Everyone on the truck, including the driver, thought that was the funniest thing ever. To this day, Hunter still calls a giraffe a "licka bus".
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Cute story about the giraffe! Next to the elephants, they've always been my favorite...
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