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African sky blue, will you bless my life?

Unread postby Cape of Storms » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:54 pm

African sky blue, will you bless my life? A Johnny Clegg song that sums up everything that this trip meant to my family.

This Report is made with a heavy heart that hopes for a silver lining. As you all know by now I love our Parks with a deep and passionate heart. So when my family found out that we need to relocate for a few years over the Atlantic there are parts of me that just does not know how I am going to survive. All that I can hope is that we will be able to return when we can for holidays to paradise but for now it is all just way to unknown. Finding out we were leaving before the end of the year made this trip bitter sweet.

Kruger in her own way decided to give us the best trip of any life time.

One definition of the word Bless is to "express or feel gratitude to; thank."

Well after our incredible 12 days in Kruger I would like to say thank you by sharing all that Kruger showed us on one magical trip.

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Traditional Family Photo taken at the same spot for 5 years now! N'wanetsi Lookout.

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Unread postby barryels » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:12 pm

My word COS, the two ladies grew like "mielies" maize plants :shock: :D .

You and your family will be part of us wherever you are :gflower: . A silver lining in the instance will be that it will be cheaper (exchange rate wise) :hmz: .

Looking forward to another COS report on a magical Kruger trip :thumbs_up: .
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Unread postby George_Brits » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:13 pm

Hi Cape of Storms,

You know what they say, once the Kruger is in your blood... at least you can find solace by watching the webcams :thumbs_up: and to continue to share your stories and chat here with all the other 'mites.

But I can understand the feeling.

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Unread postby umtali1 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:35 pm

Cape of Storms, I can imagine just how deep that sinking feeling must have been.
Once in your blood the Kruger will never be out of it and you can get your 'fix' by following all the TRs.
I shall enjoy reading your very special tale immensely.Thank you in advance for sharing it with us. :gflower: :gflower:
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Unread postby hilda » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:46 pm

Love your traditional family photo Cape of Storms! Can't believe how big those two ladies have grown! :clap: :clap:

Don't worry, you will make a plan to come to visit KNP regularly! :thumbs_up:

Looking forward to read all about this trip! :popcorn:
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Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:02 pm

Cape of Storms.... what can I say. I can just imagine the emotional roller coaster you are going through :roll:

I was waiting for your TR and just love the traditional family :cam: - great idea to have one done at during every visit and you must have lots of fun comparing these to previous years. :D

I am sure there will be a silver lining as time will be the teacher :hmz:

So, I am on board, taken my seat and ready for some interesting drives. :dance: :dance: :dance:

ps: I guess that the Table Mountain's mood today... - thread will have a different meaning for you....
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Unread postby isinkwe » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:12 pm

Cape of Storms wrote: we were leaving before the end of the year


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I am no computer expert, but apparently you can still stay with us on a thing called the internet :D from anywhere in the world :D :D
I have heard that the website address remains the same from anywhere in the world , :hmz:
You are only as far away from us as your keyboard :thumbs_up: :D
I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:41 pm

isinkwe wrote:
Cape of Storms wrote: we were leaving before the end of the year


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I am no computer expert, but apparently you can still stay with us on a thing called the internet :D from anywhere in the world :D :D
I have heard that the website address remains the same from anywhere in the world , :hmz:
You are only as far away from us as your keyboard :thumbs_up: :D

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:hmz: :hmz: :hmz: seems one of the silver linings will be that there are no cable thieves overseas :roll:
I have kept a seat open for you next to me, isinkwe.... :lol:, hope you did not forget to bring the cooler bag - the full that is. :whistle:
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Unread postby umtali1 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:32 pm

Kaapsedraai wrote::funny:
B:hmz: :hmz: :hmz: seems one of the silver linings will be that there are no cable thieves overseas :roll:
I have kept a seat open for you next to me, isinkwe.... :lol:, hope you did not forget to bring the cooler bag - the full that is. :whistle:

I am going to sneak in alongside you two, K&I, to enjoy the fun. I hope Cape of Storms won't mind :pray:
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Unread postby cheetahlady » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:59 pm

COS, You will find a way to visit, even if every other year. We moved from SA for work 16 years ago. We still visit as often as we can. Not sure where you are relocating to. The forum, webcams and other online safaris help.

Looking forward to your TR

On the plus side, If you are moving to the US/Canada, at least you will be able to avoid SA school holidays...
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:24 am

Cape of Storms, what a sad/happy occasion. I think that I can understand your trepidation. I do not do well without my blue skies.

I will be following this trip report and wishing you a blessed new beginning.

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Unread postby leervis » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:02 am

We wish you and your family lots of joy in this new chapter of your life and know that you will keep the link open via the internet wonder. Meanwhile I am so looking forward to what you describe as " One magical trip."
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Unread postby Stampajane » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:15 am

COS I can just imagine the roller coaster of emotions - the sadness of saying goodbye to home, family, friends and everything that is familiar and dear and yet the excitement of new opportunities and places to explore.

I'm joining you on this bus.

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Unread postby gatita » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:30 am

another COS trip report :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Re: African sky blue, will you bless my life?

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:47 am

Cape of Storms and lovely Family :gflower: , Remember...

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