Pinch me, did it REALLY happen????? - All wrapped up, and yes, it DID happen!

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  1. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Then there were the Ankole Cattle

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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!)

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    There were some Wildebeast in there too

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    She got some good ones of the monkeys up close, mine were far away, and hard to make them out.

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  3. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    [Continued from Previous Post]
    The Lions were out, unfortunately on our first safari, this was right about when Fran realized that we had not cleared off her media card and it was full! :headache: This is why we ended up coming back for the second safari.

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    As we were with the wart hogs and an ostrich meandered by

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    And with that our safari was concluded. I’m glad they took the stupid part about us foiling the poachers out. Better just to let us see the animals and not have some silly tie in at the end. From there….where did we go next?
     
  4. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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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.
     
  5. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Thanks for thinking of me! Universal did not think of a lot of things when designing that ride! It was still fun though!
     
  6. TruBlu

    TruBlu <font color=green>I was very excited to see how yu

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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.
     
  7. Pinkocto

    Pinkocto DIS Veteran

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    Great update, beautiful pictures :)

    Very nice goody counter at AKV. The room looks very nice.
     
  8. rentayenta

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    Nice update. :thumbsup2 I think the giraffes are my very favorite. They're so beautiful to me.

    Where did you go next? :hyper:
     
  9. TruBlu

    TruBlu <font color=green>I was very excited to see how yu

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    Those are actually "zebras". ;)
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    And I agree! I think my favorite thing was seeing them sitting on the ground at night. :love:

    Sent from Tracey's iPhone using DISBoards
     
  10. lulubelle

    lulubelle <font color=darkorchid><marquee> I am Miss Klutz W

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    Loving the TR Alison. You are such a good storyteller. :goodvibes
    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. :love:
     
  11. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    I think you have a new illness called animal dyslexia.:lmao: I love your pics, especially the big kitty cats.
     
  12. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Love your "zebra" pictures!!! :thumbsup2



    Which reminds me.....zebra domes??
     
  13. focusondisney

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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!! :goodvibes
     
  14. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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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! :eek:

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    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! :rotfl2:
     
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    :thumbsup2 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. :rotfl:
     
  16. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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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
     
  17. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Well, the afternoon did not turn out to be so enjoyable, but we'll get to that later.

    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?
     
  18. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Thanks! :goodvibes

    You will see....

    They were very cool!

    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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    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I have even more coming, but they might have to wait until we get home!

    Those are coming too!!!!!!!

    :welcome: Thanks for joining in Focus!

    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.

    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!

    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!

    Joined in, yes....suspense!
     
  21. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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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.

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    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! :lmao:) We now return you to your regular programming.
     

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