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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Sparrow » Wed May 26, 2010 10:45 am

I was thinking along the lines of a rear view mirror sock (also like the WC) that could also be personlized with your forum name.
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Wild Dreamer » Wed May 26, 2010 10:50 am

Not my thread, but cannot help noting the unique ideas coming forth!
I'm of a good mind to get to a (silk)screen printer and start my own YR's, socks and flags! I mean like for personally moi!
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Wild Dreamer » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:52 am

As for the YR, it has to be tied to the rearview mirror on the driver's side, but we tie them to both mirrors.
As for size, well, it's supposed to be just normal ribbon I guess, but we found that we are basically on top of one another (passing other YR's) before you can actually see the YR and then it's too late to meet and greet. Last time we were there, I found a bright yellow dishcloth and tied it to the driver's side mirror.
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by macktheknife » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:01 pm

I'll be getting myself a nice thick yellow ribbon for my next trip beginning mid October, so not to be missed. It will be my first Kruger trip as a forum mite and would be nice to meet some other mites!

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Porridge » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:06 pm

As a long time addict of God's playground, but a first time flyer of the YR the next time we go in, I would prefer something eminently recognizable at a distance.

"What's that?"
"A flock of weavers"
"But it's right next to that car over there?"
"Oh good point"

Maybe a bafana shirt? Kidding kidding kidding!!!

I would like something obvious though. It would be really amazing to meet you currently electronic lot.
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Binkieloo » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:35 pm

We used florist ribbon tied tight around both rearview mirrors. We had long tassles hanging down, which we ended up having to tie knots in as they were fraying.

I have to admit it was a bit noisy on the days we had long drives between camps, but they were definitely visible.

I will probably try fabric ribbon next time - tied in a big bow.

My SO will tell you that the ribbons are the favourite hiding place of very big spiders - he didn't open his window for 2 days 'cos of the spider hiding in his ribbon!!

I'm looking forward to seeing some YRs on my next trip - sometime in the next 9 months!! Still to be confirmed.
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by louis dreyer » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:14 am

Correct the stiff neck(birders) show a red ribbon.
Keep them YR's flying

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by carolv » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:21 pm

During our November 2009 KNP trip we made many new friends via YRs and plan to do so on our next trip starting 15th August 2010.

Can I also highlight the benefits of adding names on the Meets and Greets section. We had seen several names of mites staying at camps for the same nights as us and we have had a pm from some to meet up at Shimuwini and another meet up planned at Satara.

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Vlakvarkvrou » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:48 pm

terryc wrote:Hi Joshi,

I was in Skukuza, Berg n Dal and Tamboti from 24 June to 4 July. I met Kath, Oumie, Vlakvark se vrou and Theuns and Elzet, all by yellow ribbons. My yellow ribbon was also flying.

It was great to meet you all.


Hi TerryC, Theuns and Elzette,
It was teally nice meeting you. The friendly way I was stopped by you people to say hallo was appreciated....makes me really feel part of the Forum. A guy in a black Landrover also saw my yellow flag when we directed them to Elzette'z Cheetas and mentioned the forum.

I also had a red ribbon on my car. We were stopped by a guy near Skukuza with a Spanish Soccer hat with red and yellow colours and were thanked for supporting the Spain Soccer Team!!!

I hope to see you again
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by louis dreyer » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:57 pm

Please get a YR and let it fly. You might be surprised y who you meet up with in the parks.
Remember it is not just for Kruger, it’s for all SANParks.
Keep them YR's flying

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:27 pm

Any yellow ribbon / string / even saw a plastic bag ... will do!
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:46 pm

:thumbs_up: PF.
Have you PM'd your dates to JAZIL so you will be listed in the meets and greets"when will i see yellow ribbons in knp?


Please PM your dates to Jazil and she will post them here :D .
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by saraf » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:22 am

pucelou wrote:I'll have to think about making one , too. Even if nobody answered my concern about animals disturbance or hyena's chewing envy ;-)


Sorry, I thought someone else would answer.

Last years SANParks Forums photographic had a winning entry from RoanEric in the Compact Human Activity section. She now has it as her avatar. A hyena took a liking to her yellow ribbon. Luckily like DB she had tied it on really tight.
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by silvia » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:49 am

DinkyBird wrote:I cannot imagine they will upset the animals. I keep ours tied tightly in a bow with very little 'flapping' or hanging down the car door.


We met three hyena pups (very little and sweets) and one of them was litterally enchanted by the ribbon and he stopped to plays with his brothers and spent about 15 minutes sitting near the door looking at flying ribbon. It was so funny and sweet!!!!!!

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread post by louis dreyer » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:11 pm

Yes please don’t stop to FLY TH YR’S, you never know who might be coming around the next corner. We have been flying ours for a long time now, yes it does happen that you don’t see any, but sometimes you stop counting them.
Keep them YR's flying

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