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Old 02-05-2013, 06:53 PM   #346
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Great update, beautiful pictures

Very nice goody counter at AKV. The room looks very nice.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:45 PM   #347
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Nice update. I think the giraffes are my very favorite. They're so beautiful to me.

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #348
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Nice update. I think the giraffes are my very favorite. They're so beautiful to me.
Those are actually "zebras".


And I agree! I think my favorite thing was seeing them sitting on the ground at night.

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:22 PM   #349
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Loving the TR Alison. You are such a good storyteller.
We have yet to make a RD. It's too dang early for us westcoasters!

And your prime rib was beautiful, I would love a nice rare slice.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:38 PM   #350
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I think you have a new illness called animal dyslexia. I love your pics, especially the big kitty cats.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:20 AM   #351
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We came upon the giraffe next (funny thing is, I typed “zebra” first and had to go back and correct it!)
Love your "zebra" pictures!!!



Which reminds me.....zebra domes??
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:58 AM   #352
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Hi Fran! Just went back & got caught up. Love the pictures of your Kidani room. I don't really have any interest in staying at AKL, so it's nice to see what the room looks like from you. Can't wait to see Bay Lake Towers. I'm thinking of trying for a theme park view room at CR in Dec. I love the thought of not needing a bus after a late MK night.

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #353
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I think that animal you were asking about was a baby bongo. So happy they have more of them! The bongo is my favorite animal on the safari- but don't always see them. I have some pics from a loooong time ago, on the sunrise safari- DISmoms 1!






Second one is blurry, but still- such a striking animal!

On another note, your dinner looked amazing! Including the potatoes baked in their jackets! Totally cracking up ovr you bringing the roast to see the Titanic!
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:04 PM   #354
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Those are actually "zebras".


And I agree! I think my favorite thing was seeing them sitting on the ground at night.

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I love that too. One night we had four of them outside across from our balcony just sitting there. They were so close we could smell them.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #355
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I loved all the animal pictures. What a shame about the full memory card, but at least that gave you an excuse to do the safari again.

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #356
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The pictures are beautiful and the animals are so wonderful.


I am so glad you went back and enjoyed the afternoon.
Well, the afternoon did not turn out to be so enjoyable, but we'll get to that later.

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I was going to ask you what you thought of that.
I am glad they took it out, too! BUT, I wish they'd drop the acting all together. It seems like they tried to keep some of it, but drop most of it. We still "got off the track" and had to "find our way back" by driving thru the water and over the bridge that might not hold us. It was very strange and forced, but our driver did a decent job pulling it off.
I could have used without that whole bridge going out thing too! Our first safari driver was more humourous than our second. He was more like a Jungle Cruise skipper than safari guide. Did they try to pull that whole "two week safari" on you too?
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Great update, beautiful pictures

Very nice goody counter at AKV. The room looks very nice.
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Nice update. I think the giraffes are my very favorite. They're so beautiful to me.

Where did you go next?
You will see....

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Those are actually "zebras".


And I agree! I think my favorite thing was seeing them sitting on the ground at night.

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They were very cool!

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Loving the TR Alison. You are such a good storyteller.
We have yet to make a RD. It's too dang early for us westcoasters!

And your prime rib was beautiful, I would love a nice rare slice.
Thank you very much! I can't believe we adjusted to the time! I think the rare is winning out, except for the DHs!
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:34 PM   #358
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You will see....

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:24 PM   #359
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I think you have a new illness called animal dyslexia. I love your pics, especially the big kitty cats.
I have even more coming, but they might have to wait until we get home!

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Love your "zebra" pictures!!!



Which reminds me.....zebra domes??
Those are coming too!!!!!!!

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Hi Fran! Just went back & got caught up. Love the pictures of your Kidani room. I don't really have any interest in staying at AKL, so it's nice to see what the room looks like from you. Can't wait to see Bay Lake Towers. I'm thinking of trying for a theme park view room at CR in Dec. I love the thought of not needing a bus after a late MK night.

I'm glad you're having a good vacation. You really deserve it!!
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I think that animal you were asking about was a baby bongo. So happy they have more of them! The bongo is my favorite animal on the safari- but don't always see them. I have some pics from a loooong time ago, on the sunrise safari- DISmoms 1!

Second one is blurry, but still- such a striking animal!

On another note, your dinner looked amazing! Including the potatoes baked in their jackets! Totally cracking up ovr you bringing the roast to see the Titanic!
You know, you're right! Now I remember them saying on the safari about the Baby Bongo!

Thanks! That is one thing I love about the Villas is being able to cook us home cooked meals in our room. I'm sure you can relate that comforts of home keep "particular" family members happy. One thing for Fran is not having to go out every night, so it's good I can make us something with a taste of home to keep her happy too.

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I love that too. One night we had four of them outside across from our balcony just sitting there. They were so close we could smell them.
On the nighttime safari we saw all kinds of animals that were really cool. I can't wait to get to that point in the trip and tell you all about it!

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I loved all the animal pictures. What a shame about the full memory card, but at least that gave you an excuse to do the safari again.

Corinna
We probably would have made the excuse again anyways, but it worked out. She also ordered a new card. Back when we got the camera in 2001 2 GB was cutting edge. Now on my point and shoot I have a 32GB memory card. 2GB goes nowhere with a DSLR!

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So after we finished our safari, we decided to head across the pathway. On the way Fran stopped to take some pictures of the detail carvings on the Tree of Life.











We were headed to







OK Folks, at this point I am signing off from the WDW coverage....consider me heading back to real life and now I have to contend with day to day issues and will be able to update my TR much in the same manner as those of you who are in the process of writing TRs! (Meaning updates more intermittent because we have to do things like feed the cats, take out the trash, deal with whatever our paycheck earning jobs are, etc! ) We now return you to your regular programming.
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