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Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby WendyA » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:32 pm

So, Crested Val and her family fly back to SA on Thursday 14 November. The plan of attack is that they'll spend a couple of nights with me in Pretoria before heading to the coast and as Val has heard so much about our meets at Rietvlei, she'd like to experience it herself.

The date ... Saturday 16 November

The arrangements ... I'm not actually 100% sure as Mads is looking into arranging a night drive and possible use of the lapa so we don't have to leave when the park closes like we did at the last meet arranged by Barry and Hilda.

Anyway, at least for now you can note the date in your diaries and make the necessary arrangements that will enable you to be there!

Looking forward to seeing you!
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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Heksie » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:12 pm

Ok so the Rietvlei list is growing :dance:
PNF?
Porridge an dJaxidean?
Cheetah2111 :thumbs_up:
Heksie :thumbs_up:
WendyA :thumbs_up:
CrestedVal, Dungie and Crested Chick (guests of honor)
SuperM and Skillie :thumbs_up:


We are definitely waiting for a lot more mites to join us :hmz:
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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Heksie » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:36 pm

Heksie wrote:Ok so the Rietvlei list is growing :dance:
PNF?
Porridge an dJaxidean?
Cheetah2111 :thumbs_up:
Heksie :thumbs_up:
WendyA :thumbs_up:
CrestedVal, Dungie and Crested Chick (guests of honor)
SuperM and Skillie :thumbs_up:
Tannie VVV :thumbs_up:
Youngest piglet and Sekhmet :thumbs_up:
Mads :thumbs_up:

We are definitely waiting for a lot more mites to join us :hmz:
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11 July Satara
12-14 July Lower Sabie
15-18 July Tsendze

24-27 September Lower Sabie

11-20 Dec Satara
14 Dec Sable Hide
21-27 Dec Lower Sabie
28-31 Dec Satara
1 Jan Croc Bridge
2-4 Jan Satara
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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Mads » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:36 am

Hi 'mites,

sorry I have taken so long to give a program! : redface:

..but here we go! It is probably now about 4 weeks to go!!

The whole program is very casual..

For those early risers there will be a brunch at Marais dam Picnic area at 10:00 (unfortunately Crested Val will not join us... Please bring all food etc. from home... There is fire places if you want to braai (please provide your own wood), otherwise a skottelbraai or just picnic food. a chair will also help...

Then we will have an afternoon braai from 15:00 (Crested Val will attend) at the Tshukudu lapa. Bring own food and drinks,cutlery and crockery... If somebody wants to supply a salad (see Heksie's potato salad) you are more than welcome... (Wood will be provided)

The night drive (for those that booked) will leave at +-18:00. Please bring long pants, closed shoes, 2 warm jackets for every person. (Even when you think I MAD(s) because it is such a hot day, still bring everything!!)

Further please fly your yellow ribbons when driving around on the reserve. The gates open at 05:30 untill 19:00. Entrance fees are R40 per adult and R20 for pensioners and most children (I think under 12) is R20... If you only do the night drive, no entrance fee needs to be paid. You can still book for the night drive until the end of October...

I cannot wait to see you all!! Please ask if you have any other questions.
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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Heksie » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:26 pm

Rietvlei meet with the CrestedVal and fam
Where: Rietvlei
When: 16 November 2013

Heksie wrote:Ok so the Rietvlei list is growing :dance:

Porridge and Jaxidean?
MM :thumbs_up:
Cheetah2111 :thumbs_up:
Heksie :thumbs_up:
WendyA :thumbs_up:
CrestedVal, Dungie and Crested Chick (guests of honor)
SuperM and Skillie :thumbs_up:
Tannie VVV :thumbs_up:
Youngest piglet and Sekhmet :thumbs_up:
Mads :thumbs_up:
Chirinda :thumbs_up:
Bushmom and Bushbabies :thumbs_up:
DavenJan :thumbs_up:
Our french friends coisjvr and SO :tongue:
Pardus 1029 and Blackrhino :thumbs_up:
11ie :thumbs_up:
Nkulu & SO :thumbs_up:
Pete&Jeanine :thumbs_up:
NetEk :thumbs_up:

We are definitely waiting for a lot more mites to join us :hmz:

Where are the Gautengers? :hmz:

OK remember mites it is a bring and braai so please bring your own meat and can I ask which mites would help bring salads or sides or whatever we we have with a braai...

I will bring a potato salad
SuperM will bring pap and sheba Nkulu will bring mieliebrood
11ie will bring bean salad
nJan will bring a special mixed salad with unknown ingredients
Chirinda will bring a salad of some sorts

:dance:
:thumbs_up:

Oh and the most important, you can bring your own beverages :dance: For those KPA and Amarula lovers :tongue: :tongue:

Now you guys know:
Brunch @ 10:00
Braai @ 15:00
Nightdrive @ 18:00
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11 July Satara
12-14 July Lower Sabie
15-18 July Tsendze

24-27 September Lower Sabie

11-20 Dec Satara
14 Dec Sable Hide
21-27 Dec Lower Sabie
28-31 Dec Satara
1 Jan Croc Bridge
2-4 Jan Satara
5-8 Jan Lower Sabie

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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Pete&Jeanine » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:01 pm

Thanks very much for the wonderful warm welcome yesterday ! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and look forward to meeting you all again soon.

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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby chirinda » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:51 pm

Hi guys, I had such a fun day yesterday and I hope all of you did who came to Rietvlei. Met some new friends and renewed friendship with others, and enjoyed everyone's lekker food. :dance: :dance: :dance:

A big thank you to Mads for all the organising you did beforehand, and for taking us out on the night drive. Especially as you nearly got drowned in the rain :D We saw some lovely things and I learned stuff I didn't know before. :gflower: :gflower: A special thank you for the jumping eyes. :dance:

Welcome home to the Crested family and a very special thank you to Val for 'making it' to the meet even though you weren't feeling great. Hope you're feeling better today. :gflower: :gflower: Lovely to meet Crested Chick and so glad that you were able to come on the night drive. Hope you enjoyed that.

I will post some pics later when I have got them downloaded and sorted out.

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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:13 pm

Our guest of Honour and her Hubby having a Chat with Bushmum during yesterday's meeting at Rietvlei.



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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:21 pm

Hi Chiranda,

It was lovely seeing you again yesterday to have a nice chat over a nice meal and during the wet night drive :gflower:


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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:24 pm

And I just have to introduce our young member to those of you who do not already know her - I think she really enjoyed our meet yesterday

Baby Bushbaby :k

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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Crested Val » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:30 am

Feeling heaps better..........as usual the wretched flight was too hot, and made me yeuky........took me till yesterday to feel human again!! :redface:

Thanks Mads for organising the day, and thanks for bringing The Chick Home...............he is still talking about the drive!!!!

It was wonderful to meet up with friends old and new.

What a special place these forums are!!! :dance:

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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Super Mongoose » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:57 am

Glad you are feeling better Val!

It was a great treat to meet all the awesome mites! What real great people!

Me and Skillie made great new friends and we are already exchanging recipes!

A big thanx to Heksie rallying all the mites, Wendy for taking care of the VIPs and Mads every thing else!

Thanx for all the great food the mites brought, we had a real feast!

VVV and Heksie, please post more photos of all the mites!
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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:16 pm

More faces –

Heksie and Jan (from Davenjan)
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Bushbaby30 and Bushbaby75 and Baby Bushbaby in front
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Super Mongoose and WendyA
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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:21 pm

WendyA, 11ie, Super Mongoose and Skillie
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Coisjvr and Chantelle
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NetEk
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Re: Rietvlei Meet with Crested Val & co!

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:27 pm

Nkulu in Blue talking to Heksie
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And the Braai mites
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