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 Post subject: Storms River .... Are you ready?
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I am deprived of sleep, due to all the excitement of going to Storms River on Sunday! How lucky am I to be married to a Mod!!!

We have never been to Storms River before, and I just can't wait! :dance:

I just couldn't fall asleep again, rolling around and around and in the process I was disturbing this same Mod who actually caused my sleeplessness by being a Mod. If he wasn't, we wouldn't have been on our way to Storms River! :D

That's when I have decided to get up and tell you all about our upcoming trip! :dance: :dance:

Deep down, I am starting to think .... what if? What if we forget something very important at home .... like the Wild Card or something? :doh:

Oh well, we'll just make sure that everything is packed! :wink:

I am so looking forward to meet all the Mods, especially Jazil for the first time in person, as well as all the SANParks people who are going to attend the meeting! We'll keep you posted. :gflower:

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Storms River is a magnificent place; I never can get enough of it. :dance: So, your excitement will simply add to the pleasure and enjoyment of the place, Hilda. We have a great bevy of mods and I have been privileged to meet most of them. All I can add is that I am supremely :mrgreen: and I will want a full TR of events afterwards! :wink:

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When I entered the study at 03:00 this morning, I was interrogated by Hilda who had a few hours of thinking behind already with questions like:

Am I sure that the shuttle that we booked will remember to pick us up to take us to the airport on time?
Do I know where the flight tickets are that I booked and paid for weeks ago?
Do I know where the rental car papers are that I booked?
Do I actually know how to get to Storms River from George Airport?
And last but not least, she made sure that I understand that I will die a slow death if I forget the 500mm lens :roll:.

OWN,

We promise to share Storm River with all the 'mites :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Storms River .... Are you ready?
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Forget the bus ... I'm on the shuttle with you both for this one!!

Have a fabulous trip, barry and hilda. I'm so :mrgreen:

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Barryels, I hope you'll get some sleep in the next few days. :twisted: Perhaps you should refer Hilda to one of the other mods. :lol: Looking forward to your sharing ... :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Storms River .... Are you ready?
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Hilda!!! You must have an amazing time

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 Post subject: Re: Storms River .... Are you ready?
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Hope you two have an amazing time! Looking forward to all the photos :dance: :dance:

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Hilda and Barryels, you will love it. Such a beautiful place. I totally understand your excitement. :mrgreen: :dance:

I'm sure you won't forget anything, especially the camera :lol: Your check list is as long as ours :lol:

Enjoy meeting all the fantastic mods. You're a wonderful team :clap: :gflower: :gflower:

I shall be on that flight with you :mrgreen:

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Jumping in here as well and can echo Hilda's excitement of our up coming trip to Storms river. :dance:
Thanks goodness I have been able to sleep beyond 3am tho! :shock:

Sure its going to be a wonderful experience meeting up with everyone and staying in the Storms river oceanettes for the very first time as well.
Hope the surf won't pound too much tho! :wink:

We will be sure to take lots of :cam:

So in the mean time till lift off its going to be
Plane tickets - check
Car hire - check
Cameras - check
SO - check
Bags - check
Wild card - check
Excitement - try and keep in check! :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Storms River .... Are you ready?
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hilda, barryels and Elsa - that is now wonderful news and can understand your excitement. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Enjoy the trip from George airport to Storms River as the scenery is amazing - someone close to be called it the "beloved country" :D

Just a hint, check speed limits as there are a lot of cameras on the roads, esp at coming down the Kaaimans pass just outside George and then again at Plettenberg Bay. :roll:

When at Storms River, a must visit is the Village of Storms River as you will definitely enjoy Marilyn's and Elvis restaurant with 60's memorabilia and excellent food. I know I am naughty now by posting this. :naughty: :rtm: Apologies. :slap:

You are welcome to 'pm' me if you need any specific info.... :thumbs_up:

When are you going? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Storms River .... Are you ready?
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Hilda and Barry you are going to absolutly fall in love with Storms River Restcamp in the Tsitsikamma National Park.

I have had the privilege of visiting the area on many occassions and am hoping to return soon.

Please keep us posted on the happenings and take loads of photo's to share.

Have an aweesome time!! - :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Storms River .... Are you ready?
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... lucky to be married to a mod ?? Hmmmm, not so sure I'd call it lucky, different perhaps.

Mod's lives revolve a lot around rules. There's always some issue about contravention of some
rule or other, eg: "Rule XVII, Section 10, paragraph 5 clearly states..." etc, etc.

What I'm getting at, is with all this rule business and dealing with all these difficult
interpretations one would think a Mod would find that adhering to rules and playing fair with one
defenseless husband would be a piece of cake. But no, in Mod's world it doesnt work that way.

Take for example a few simple rules like this, formulated by the way, by a mod with a few years experience:

Rules for peaceful undisturbed sleep in the DB household.

Once in bed, do not move any more than absolutely necessary.
If you have to move do it very quietly.
Do not breathe loudly.
If you are worrying and can't sleep, stop worrying and go back to sleep.
If you are thirsty, put it out of your mind, it will go away.
If you have to go to the bathroom don't dare wake me.
Get all your scratching done before lights out.
When I'm finished reading it's lights out.

All well and good? if only...

But now we have a forum issue, or one of the big ones: A MOD MEET on the horizon and it's 2am the night before. Suddenly the lights come on in a blaze of glory. DB sits up in bed removing all the covers from from me in the process.

Startled, I wake up, "Whats happened" I ask.

"Nothing, I'm just checking the list on my phone in case I have forgotton something for the Meet, go back to sleep".
Eventually the light is turned off, the cell phone goes back to sleep and I start to drift off...

"I cant sleep, talk to me"
"Are you sure the Land Cruiser is ready"
"Please make me some tea"
"Is your Discovery challenge over, because you can't crawl along to earn points tomorrow, we
can't be late"
"I'm worried that I don't have anything to wear".

"DB, I'm tired please stop worrying and go back to sleep"

"I was sleeping soundly until you woke me going to the bathroom"

"But I havn't been to the bathroom"

"Well something you did woke me"


Who do I take it up with? Mods, can this go on the agenda for your Meet?

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 Post subject: Re: Storms River .... Are you ready?
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Hawk, I hope for your sake a certain someone does not see what you posted :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Storms River .... Are you ready?
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JeaniR, she's much too busy over in the Good Morning thread stuffing her face to notice.

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 Post subject: Re: Storms River .... Are you ready?
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Hilda Do have a great time in Storms river .. ignore the mods and go for some nice longs walks... Get a separate table at supper with the mod SO's too . I wont be near Storm river .. far too many Mods ... it can be scary...

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