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 Post subject: Crested Chick Flies Home!!!!!
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:08 pm 
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Well those of you that know me, know that I try my hardest to be patient, but long before our annual migration to SA, I start my TR!!!!

We will be flying out of Cardiff Airport on Nov 14th 2013, and after a few days on the Highveld, and then on the KZN North Coast, we will be driving up to Phalaborwa for nearly six months in our little rented bush cottage, that is 2kms from the Phala Gate!!!!!

Last year was very special, because our daughter and new hubby, came out to SA on an extended honeymoon, and spent 5 weeks with us from early Dec to mid Jan, and this year I am delighted to say that our son is coming with us for the whole six months!!!

He has recently joined the forums as "Crested Chick" and has not been back to SA since 1995.

He was actually born in Joburg, while Dungy was working for AECI in The Carlton Centre, but we returned back to the UK, when he was six months old!!!

He has had a few difficult years, and life has been hard for the whole family, but I am so pleased to say, that all is now coming right, and we are so looking forward to this special time together in the bush, where I know the whole family will be completely healed!!!

Countdown is 105 sleeps until the taxi arrives to take us to the airport!!!!

I will pop in here from time to time before we leave, and then I do hope that some old friends and some new, will join us on our amazing journey to take a chick back to his nest!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Crested Chick Flies Home!!!!!
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Looking forward to read all about it Val :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Crested Chick Flies Home!!!!!
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Amazing to see that you, Dungy and Crested Chick are on your way back to SA Val :clap: :clap: .

I am sooo!! happy for you that the family will be together for this trip :dance: :dance: .

Looking forward to another meet and following your trip again :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Crested Chick Flies Home!!!!!
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Wow Val, sounds incredible!!

I hope you all have an amazing 6 months together, there is no place like Kruger to put life back into perspective and heal the soul.


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 Post subject: Re: Crested Chick Flies Home!!!!!
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I am on board too Image

Those 105 sleeps will go by so quickly and then before you know it you will be in SA :dance: :dance:

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jennet wrote:
Wow Val, sounds incredible!!

there is no place like Kruger to put life back into perspective and heal the soul.


I couldn't agree more jennet :wink: :wink: , our Dec 2013 trip is going to be our last as a family because my "baby" is off to America next year :cry: :cry: so what a perfect place to spend quality time, to just be with each other and to be in the BEST PLACE EVER - THE KRUGER

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Val, at the speed this year is going, 105 sleeps will feel like next week :D

Maybe this time I will get to see you at home and have a cup of tea with you. I'll bring some cake. :D


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This sounds amazing!!! So pleased he is better and can join you!

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Whooo whoo!!!! Val the count down is in full swing. :dance: :dance: ...very 8) :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Crested Chick Flies Home!!!!!
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Hi Val and Richard

PF and I were thinking of you two the other day realising that you would be heading to SA just as we had come home (KTP 15 nights). Hope you have a great time and look forward to the trip report.

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Carol g wrote:
Looking forward to read all about it Val :gflower:



Glad to have you on board Carol. :thumbs_up:


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Amazing to see that you, Dungy and Crested Chick are on your way back to SA Val :clap: :clap: .

I am sooo!! happy for you that the family will be together for this trip :dance: :dance: .

Looking forward to another meet and following your trip again :thumbs_up: .


I think Mads and Wendy are arranging a Rietvlei meet, all being well, so it would be great to see you there!!! :dance: :dance:


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jennet wrote:
Wow Val, sounds incredible!!

I hope you all have an amazing 6 months together, there is no place like Kruger to put life back into perspective and heal the soul.


That is so true Jennet. :thumbs_up:


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I am on board too Image

Those 105 sleeps will go by so quickly and then before you know it you will be in SA :dance: :dance:


Welcome to the bus Jeanni. :thumbs_up:


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jennet wrote:
Wow Val, sounds incredible!!

there is no place like Kruger to put life back into perspective and heal the soul.


I couldn't agree more jennet :wink: :wink: , our Dec 2013 trip is going to be our last as a family because my "baby" is off to America next year :cry: :cry: so what a perfect place to spend quality time, to just be with each other and to be in the BEST PLACE EVER - THE KRUGER


Hopefully we could meet up at Letaba!!!! :thumbs_up:


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