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 Post subject: Rino A Kruger Christmas Dec 2011
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:07 pm 
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Some People dream about a white Christmas...

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but not me!

Some People dream of lots of presents under the tree...

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but not me!

Some people dream of tables stacked with food...

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but not me!

This is what my dreams are made of...

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What are your dreams made of, dear Forum Friends?

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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Yes you guessed it, I dream about the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK!

I have been silently counting the Months, Weeks and days. Now I am finally down to a hour by hour count and can start my TR so that the rest of the world can help me count down the final minutes to departure. :D

T- 250 hours!

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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Today my big brother is getting married! Then only 2 more sleeps before we leave for KRUGER!

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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Today was CRAZY! The wedding was AMAZING! Spent the whole day packing and running around getting those last minute things. I am sure we will be leaving behind a lot of things. But as long as I have my camera and my SO I will be fine.

Yesturday was my big brothers' wedding. I was a bridesmaid and it was a very special day for my family. I will share a couple of photo's with you...

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My brother and his blushing bride. :)

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My brother and I :redface:

Wedding done and dusted. S and I set off today packing for our trip. This whole day and most of yesturday is a complete blur I must admit and my usual organized focused self was no where to be seen!!

At the moment we are T minus 8 hours and I am still packing, making 'pad kos' and charging cameras!!

PLEASE hold thumbs that i did not forget anything important!!!

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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Arrived at Berg en Dal. Had a wonderfull day!

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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Having a wonderfull time. Seen wild dogs twice so far :). Merry christmas every one. :)

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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How blessed we are to have spent this day in Kruger!

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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Just got engaged to the man I love. Can the Kruger get any more special!!?

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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Congrats to the both of you Rino!

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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What a wonderful, special place to get engaged! :clap: :clap: :clap: Congratulations you two! :D Looking forward to your TR and :cam: .

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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Happy new year, from SATARA! :)

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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Compliments of the Season to you and your fiancé, Rhino - Congratulations on your engagement.
How wonderful to be young and in love in Kruger! :D :thumbs_up: :clap: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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Hello Forum Friends. :)

We are back from our December Kruger Adventure! We had a F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S time and I can not wait to start my TR.

Thank you to everybody for commenting while we were away and thank you to all the well wishers, christmas messages, new years encouragement and overall enthusiasm.

I will start with the telling of this epic story as soon as we have combined, edited and sorted our MOUNTAIN of photo's :)

Stay tuned....

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 Post subject: Re: A Kruger Christmas
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Thank you Suebfly, PNF, MeanderingMouse, Elsa, Hilda, Pumbaa, Puppy, WendyA, Cheetah, Radman, AnneMarie and Anri...I hope not to disappoint.

Here we go!

The month before we left and the final build-up to departure was an absolutely hectic time for me and my family. My work travels reached a creschendo during this period squeesing in visits to Johannesburg, Durban, Kinberley, Ethiopia, Germany and the USA! My big brother got married, my mom visited me for a week, I had the back yard paved, we painted the house, went engagement ring shopping and my house got broken into (they luckily did not manage to get away with anything but I had all of the camping equipment and all the camera equipment in the house :big_eyes: )!! Beleive it or not but all of this happened in the 2 month period before departure!

You can then immagine that by the time the 18th of December rolled around we were exhousted and SO ready to leave!

I made my lists and checked them twice... :think: BUT I could not be sure that I remembered everything. We would just have to manage without the things we forgot. Most important thins were packed.
Cameras
Chargers
Wild card
Reservation Numbers

At 04h00 my alarm went off. I don't remember much about that first morning but I do remember I ignored the alarm. :doh: 15 minutes later I saw a figure standing in front of my bed holding a cup of coffee. :redface: Suddenly it dawned on me... This is Kruger departure day!! :dance: I flew out of bed, got the pad-kos out of the fridge and made myself comfortable in the passenger seat. :D

At 04h37 (only 7minutes late) we rolled out of the driveway, we were on our way to K*R*U*G*E*R!!!Finally!

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