Bon Voyage, Dennis!

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Oct 16th, 2005, 05:47 AM
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Bon Voyage, Dennis!

Matnikstym/ Dennis,

Have a wonderful trip and hurry online when you get home to tell us ALL about it. Keep a detailed diary cos we'll have LOTS of questions!

Bon Voyage!

PS I know I don't do bon voyage threads for everyone but that's not so much because I am playing favourites (much) but because I have a memory like a sieve and forget who's leaving when. Dennis being Dennis, we're somewhat often reminded about this imminent departure!
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Oct 16th, 2005, 06:59 AM
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Have a great trip.
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Oct 16th, 2005, 07:20 AM
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Safari njema!
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Oct 16th, 2005, 07:48 AM
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Enjoy your safari!
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Oct 16th, 2005, 01:13 PM
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thanks for your well wishes!! in about 48 hours from now I should be high above the Hawaiian Islands, traveling from Hilo to Honolulu, about a 45 minute flight, the first leg in my African adventure! Bags weigh in at 24#, 5# of that is torches for Barry at LRL that I offered to bring over for him, so the luggage worries were for nothing! Awaiting for the house sitter to come meet the "dog from hell", she's seen the luggage and is NOT too happy! Anyway, nothing else to do but pace!
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Oct 16th, 2005, 01:36 PM
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Dennis,

Your time has finally come!

Hopefully Zambia gets a little more rain before your arrival to help cool things down a little.

Tell Lynsey at Chongwe that Alexsandra and Rocco say hello! Ask her to make you her banana cake...it is out of this world. Jody at Chongwe is said to do a fantastic Groucho Marx impression, but I am not sure you want to go there as it does involve a certain sort of puppetry.

You are going to love Luangwa River Lodge and will eat very well. Say hi to Barry & Tara for us, as well. If you are a bread fan, they bake the most fantastic breads at Luangwa River Lodge.

Finally, just as you would at a busy intersection, look both ways before you cross at Chongwe. There always seems to be at least one elephant in camp, and sometimes more!
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Oct 17th, 2005, 07:13 AM
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Dennis,
We're having good weather here in SF--for the moment. So your stop in Oakland(?) should be very pleasant. But of course who cares? You're going to Zambia!!!

Bon voyage! I hope the ketchup is as you like it.
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Oct 17th, 2005, 08:13 AM
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Not long now, Dennis.....Bon Voyage! Aloha, and all that jazz...

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Oct 17th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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Dennis...looks like the wild dogs are awaiting your arrival!

Good luck!
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Oct 17th, 2005, 05:49 PM
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I hope I'm lucky enough to see the dogs! It's pizza night tonight then the 1 night in California it's Applebees! (we don't have them here so it's a treat!) 16 more hours!! - the hourly countdown is all for you!!
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Oct 17th, 2005, 06:29 PM
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DENNIS! please tell me you're kidding. We have better options than that in Lincoln and you'll be in California!

I expected more from you! ;-)
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Oct 17th, 2005, 08:14 PM
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I suppose it's like us Californians going to eat at Zippy's?
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Oct 18th, 2005, 09:14 AM
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o.k. how about Chevy's? El Torito? or Elephant Run? Yes Patty, it's like a Zippys to the mainlanders, which I don't understand, I can't stand their food! Anyway, thanks again for all your well wishes....1 hour 18 minutes until the ride to the airport comes!
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Oct 18th, 2005, 09:17 AM
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Dennis,
Do you mean Elephant BAR? It does have that quasi-Africa theme
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Oct 18th, 2005, 09:19 AM
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Or a plate lunch at ....is it L&N? Do they have those on the Big Island? They do on Oahu! (And frankly it was barely edible. Sorry!)

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Oct 18th, 2005, 09:32 AM
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Sharon,
We have an L&L BBQ down the street from our house now. I've never eaten at one in Hawaii and I've yet to try this one.
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Oct 18th, 2005, 09:42 AM
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l & l drive in hilo is o.k, i've eaten at one on the mainland and also on oahu and it wasn't good. last time i went to california we went to some Elephant something restraunt in Concord, African theme, o.k. food. I'm thinking Mexican food for tomorrow. Oh, look at the clock 47 minutes!
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Oct 18th, 2005, 09:53 AM
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I think at this point I may be as excited for Dennis's trip as he is.

Have a safe and wonderful journey.
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Oct 18th, 2005, 10:02 AM
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You must be tingling with excitement! HAVE A FABULOUS TIME!!!
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Oct 18th, 2005, 11:20 AM
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Aaaaannnnndddd he's off!!!!!!!!!!
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