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Old 02-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #1306
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Love the pictures of the owl....looks like he had some blue on his back. Very pretty Sometimes I can hear one in my backyard but no way am I going looking for him Too many other creatures out there
LOVE the picture of the giraffe with his head in the tree stump. I agree that the safari will never quite be the same with our vast knowledge (that I am sure I have forgotten ) of the animals and the savanna.
Those green beans look delicious!! I have only been to the bar at Y&Y for some take out drinks. Shocker I know
Woo hoo for two LOS!! I really love the African margarita too...maybe next time you get one of those...tell Denny to get the LOS (maybe he will have forgotten that he didn't like it by then) and that way you will end up with two drinks again

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Old 02-24-2012, 12:27 PM   #1307
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Great pics from the safari, Nick did an awesome job!

I've never done the Pangani(?-I don't even know if I spelled it right! ) trail, we will have to check that out on our next trip!

Mmm that Lost on Safari drink sounds amazing, if it's made with that juice from Boma, then I have to have one at some point! I don't know why we never stop at that bar!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:38 PM   #1308
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Love the pictures of the owl....looks like he had some blue on his back. Very pretty Sometimes I can hear one in my backyard but no way am I going looking for him Too many other creatures out there
The owl was pretty cool! Actually all the birds were, but I really enjoyed seeing them at the end of the show.

I don't blame you for not wanting to investigate the owl in your backyard. Of course, I bet Ziggy would protect you!

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LOVE the picture of the giraffe with his head in the tree stump. I agree that the safari will never quite be the same with our vast knowledge (that I am sure I have forgotten ) of the animals and the savanna.
Yes - that vast knowledge that we once had. When we took the trek I kept wishing they would give us a audio CD with all the stuff they taught us. They really knew their stuff.

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Those green beans look delicious!! I have only been to the bar at Y&Y for some take out drinks. Shocker I know
Yes - I am totally SHOCKED that YOU would be hitting the bar at Y&Y. Good to know they have take out drinks. I'll have to investigate that this summer!


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Woo hoo for two LOS!! I really love the African margarita too...maybe next time you get one of those...tell Denny to get the LOS (maybe he will have forgotten that he didn't like it by then) and that way you will end up with two drinks again

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That party in the park website highly recommended the African margarita. Basically said its one of the best on property (with the exception of the Ditch, I would think).

Anyway to end up with two drinks instead of one totally works for me.

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Great pics from the safari, Nick did an awesome job!
Thanks! I think he did a great job, too!

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I've never done the Pangani(?-I don't even know if I spelled it right! ) trail, we will have to check that out on our next trip!
Well that means you have never seen Lilly. You really need to check out the trail on your next trip - which is in like 2 months! Lucky girl! The gorillas are so cool. Well worth a look!

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Mmm that Lost on Safari drink sounds amazing, if it's made with that juice from Boma, then I have to have one at some point! I don't know why we never stop at that bar!
Well, I know its the same juice they gave us on the trek and I assumed that was the same juice they use at the TH which I also thought was the same juice they have at Boma. I could be wrong, but it was pretty darn yummy juice!
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Great safari pics!!!

You know how much I love AK so am glad you had a great day in that park.
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Great safari pics!!!
I think Nick did a great job with those pictures. I'm definitely handing him the camera more on our next trip!

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You know how much I love AK so am glad you had a great day in that park.
We did have a great AK day! I share your sentiments about that park. There is something so fascinating to me about have a park with so many life components to it. It's really a work of art, IMHO!
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Nick obviously has his mother's eye for taking amazing pictures....what a great job he did! The pictures you got of Lilly are so cute....she is so little
Thanks! I do think Nick has the creative gene! He did a great job! When I saw the yearbook pages he designed I realized he was going to be good with the camera!

Lilly is so cute. I am going to post on old pic of her in my next update so everyone can see how much she has actually grown!
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Nice safari pictures, Nick did a good job!

I almost think those lions hide from us on purpose. It's like their goal in Kilamanjari to be the least photographed animal on the trail. The amount of people who post decent photos of them is far outnumbered by the people who report, "The lions were hidden.....again."


That LOS looks really good! And it's always a plus to get a surprise second cup.
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Nice safari pictures, Nick did a good job!
Thanks! I really like the pictures Nick took!

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I almost think those lions hide from us on purpose. It's like their goal in Kilamanjari to be the least photographed animal on the trail. The amount of people who post decent photos of them is far outnumbered by the people who report, "The lions were hidden.....again."
You are so right! I think they DO hide on purpose! I guess I'm not the only one who rides the Safari repeatedly with their fingers crossed saying, "Maybe I'll see him this time!"



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That second LOS was definitely a bonus! Score!!!!!!
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News!

Well, I have good news (I think). No Nicholas wasn't accepted for early admission into Harvard, we didn't book another Disney vacation or a cruise, we didn't even win the lottery.......but after much talk about driving on our June vacation, Denny broke down and agreed to fly.

But flight prices are ridiculous right now!!!!!!!!!!

So we are flying out of a brand new airport and actually paying the most I have ever paid for a flight to Orlando.

We are flying out of ABE (allentown, bethlehem, easton) or Lehigh Valley Airport in Pennsylvania on Air Tran. The flights are $195 RT and that is the lowest I have found anywhere since I began the airline search months ago. For comparison, SWA flights are about $280 RT right now. Yikes! I didn't search hard for awhile because I really did think we were driving, but that was when I thought we were taking a 2 week vacation.

Now we are down to ten days. Ten days is still good. Right?

I think so. 5 nights at the Treehouse villas and 3 nights at the BWV. Now we just need a night for arrival night and a night before departure.

So we are actually driving over 2 hours to go to Allentown. Is this silly? NO - Why????? Because most of Denny's family lives there. We have an evening flight, so we can go up in the afternoon and visit with his mom before we leave! Major brownie points there. And, if we play our cards right, we can probably get his bro to drive and pick us up from the airport and leave our car at his house. Hence, no airport parking fees. Bonus savings!

Plus the airport is really small, which might be a nice change of pace. You know I like to try new things, for research purposes and all!

Granted, our flight does not get into Orlando until 8pm, but our check-in day at SSR isn't until the following day.

By the way - has anybody noted how ridiculously expensive even a value room is in June. I had my AAA agent quote me a rate for the Saturday night of our arrival (as I have some AAA certificates to use) and it as $153. Are you kidding me?????? I am so NOT paying that.

Denny has enough carlson points to pay for one night along I- drive, so if the rates don't drop, we will be staying off site the first night.

On the brother, SIL, and nephew front - My bro still hasn't decided who all is going on this trip and how THEY are getting to Orlando. My bro's fear of flying is apparently bad enough that he either has to take the train or drive. As you can imagine, it is quite expensive for a family of six to take the train as you need two sleeper cars and he doesn't think he can stand the drive if all 4 of his boys are with him. What ever! Not my problem. I suggested he have two of the boys fly with us the night before.

So that's my news.

Oh yeah - and L, P, & I had such a great time in HHI that we are taking another girl's weekend to Williamsburg in April. We are also adding a 4th friend and renting at the Powhatan again. 2 nights for a grand total of $56 per person. How great is that?

I plan to do a real update tomorrow. It's too late now to start one, so stay tuned!

Oh - and I did another show tonight (country) and I didn't forget my words at all. I think I did pretty well. All this non church singing has helped me "break" the churchy sound out of my voice. I'm thinking maybe I will try another AI audition in Disney world. And then again, maybe not since my last one went so well!


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a good tip if you really want to see the lions active is to take the last safari of the night. I remember one trip when I was at DAK and I had just gotten off the safari and there was a CM standing at the fastpass entrance telling people that if they get in line now they can get on the last safari of the night.

The one I had gotten off of we had already been stooped by a rhino so I figured that seeing the animals more active at that point may be possible.
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Hey MEK! I'm still around, I was just many, many, MANY updates behind!

Your son did AWESOME on the safari, he's obviously got his talent from you!

And congrats on deciding to fly! It's so much easier...I don't think under $200 round trip is too bad - that is the most you've ever paid?
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Yay for flying!!! $200 round-trip really isn't bad, and that's nice that you'll get to visit Denny's family before your trip!
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:50 AM   #1319
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Yayyyy for flying!
I'd rather 10 days than two weeks. I know most people say longer is better but I've done both and two weeks is just too long to be away from home for me.
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I think if anything the prices on airfare are going to continue to rise...so happy you got what you did! Nice change of pace too flying out of a smaller airport

Can't believe the price of a value room in June...that is beyond ridiculous So happy that you are getting another girl's weekend away....that is better for the soul than any trip to the therapist That's my opinion at least....oh wait....there's usually a bottle of wine when you're with friends too so I know that always helps us

I am happy my fear of flying doesn't prevent me from getting on a plane. I can't imagine taking a train or driving....just too far for us!!

Hope you're having a great weekend my friend
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