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Old 09-04-2012, 01:57 PM   #121
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I'm so sorry about Cathy.
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I'm so sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. Cancer is an ugly ugly disease and it affects the lives of so many. Sending prayers for her family.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #123
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I'm so sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. Cancer is an ugly ugly disease and it affects the lives of so many. Sending prayers for her family.

Thanks Lisa. It is an ugly disease, and has affected several people in my life. And thank you for the prayers, I know her husband, 2 sons and grandkids will appreciate them.
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I'm sorry to hear about Cathy. I'm going through something similar at the moment and I understand how you are feeling, sad but relieved she is not suffering anymore.
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Thanks Mel! I'm so sorry about your Mom.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:57 PM   #127
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I'm going to do a WDW update in a minute, but first I wanted to say thanks again to everyone. Today was actually harder with Cathy having passed. I think maybe yesterday I was in a little bit of denial, but knowing today she is really gone is so hard. But I have a lot of friends that were also friends with her, and we've all been sharing pictures of her and talking about funny things she said and did, and that is helping a lot.

I will warn you that the updates for the next day are going to take a while. I took 600 pictures that day, and I plan on posting over 400 of them on here, so be prepared for it!


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DAY 4, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14TH, PART 1

I woke up 25 minutes before my wake up call from Stitch. I ate a granola bar, took a shower and left my room around 8:15am. Walking to the stairs I saw this sign:





Sometime overnight they painted the walls near the stairs and elevator. I made my way to the Animal Kingdom bus stop and only waited a short time.









After an 11 minute ride I was at Animal Kingdom!









The official opening time was 9am, but they opened the turnstiles at 8:44am and let us go to the Tree of Life. I was close by the front while waiting, and got some pictures as I waited for them to let us in the park.

































I'm sad they no longer have an opening show at AK. At 9am they disconnected the ropes and let us in, following the CMs that led the way of course. I made my way here:





To get to this, my favorite attraction in AK, and maybe all of WDW:





I made it on the first safari truck of the day! I reminded myself which animals I would (hopefully) see





And then we were making our way in!





I'm just going to post pictures of the animals we saw along the way here. If you have any questions about any specific animal or picture just quote it and ask!
































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DAY 4, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14TH, PART 2

More animals on the safari:





































































































All in all I was happy to see almost every animal they have!


NEXT TIME: MORE ANIMALS!


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Awesome photos from the safari!!! I can't wait to see more AK photos.
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Awesome photos from the safari!!! I can't wait to see more AK photos.
Thanks! And don't worry, not only do I have the rest of this days AK photos, but I went to AK a second day and did the Wild Africa Trek, so I have a TON more pictures from AK.
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I absolutely love the Animal Kingdom pictures. It looks like the animals on the safari were up and about that morning which explains why you had so many great shots.
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I absolutely love the Animal Kingdom pictures. It looks like the animals on the safari were up and about that morning which explains why you had so many great shots.
They were up and moving that morning! I think the only animals I didn't see were the Bongos and Lioness, which both make an appearance later on in a future update
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Wow...you got some great pics of the Tree of Life while waiting to get in and some awesome pictures on the Safari. I love the Safari...especially the giraffes.
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Wow...you got some great pics of the Tree of Life while waiting to get in and some awesome pictures on the Safari. I love the Safari...especially the giraffes.
Thanks, I got more great pics of the Tree of Life later on that I'll post. And stay tuned, I went back on the safari a few times and got a TON more giraffe pictures
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