Deposit wired, we are really going!

Oct 10th, 2006, 09:18 AM
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Deposit wired, we are really going!

Our planning for Sept 2007 is becoming reality. Our deposit to Eastern and Southern has been sent. We now await the time when we can arrange all flights. We will continue to read and study.
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Oct 10th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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Congratulations! I know just how you feel - once you put up some cash it is REAL.

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Oct 10th, 2006, 09:34 AM
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Congrats! Now the countdown can begin.
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Oct 10th, 2006, 09:38 AM
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Yep, all the talking and excitement is great, but when you put down a nonrefundable security deposit, then you start to feel like you are really going.

Just wait till you buy your tickets and get your shots!
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Oct 10th, 2006, 09:48 AM
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Congratulations! We also just sent our deposit to Eastern & Southern for September 2007 -- maybe we'll see you in Kenya!
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Oct 10th, 2006, 12:16 PM
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Cdnfolks,

Read, study, and post as ideas and questions come up. How exciting.
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Oct 10th, 2006, 07:59 PM
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Clock is ticking
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Oct 11th, 2006, 12:36 AM
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Awesome!!!

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Oct 11th, 2006, 07:22 AM
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Mydogkyle keep me posted as to when you book your flights. I am anxious to do so to close the loop. We plan to fly from Canada Sept 10 and return to Canada approx Oct 5
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Oct 11th, 2006, 07:39 AM
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I know what you mean. We sent our deposit for a July 07 safari about a month ago. We have all the flights as I booked those before I booked the safari.

So, I just sit and read. Not nearly as exciting as when I was actively booking the trip. But, the anticipation is all part of the trip and actually a bit fun (or is that frustration).

I am now looking at our post safari trip. We are going to rent a car in Amsterdam, drive to Germany to visit our son for a week then drive back and spend a couple of days in Amsterdam before coming back to the States. I just don't have as much enthusiasm booking this portion for the trip although I know it will be a blast.

enjoy,
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Oct 11th, 2006, 07:45 AM
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This is when I really got excited, when we sent our deposit...it's real now!
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Oct 11th, 2006, 07:57 AM
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I sent in my deposit to ESS a month ago for my August trip, but I have since made many changes to my accommodations as I read the trip reports, such as staying three nights at the Mara Serena and two nights at the Little Governors instead of five nights at the Mara Serena, up grade to the two-bedroom Ziwa Suite at the Lion Hill Lodge, and changing from Norfolk to Giraffe Manor. I also added the balloon ride at the Little Governors. Serah has been great in handling all my changes.

I think I will be excited until we landed in Africa! Don't know if I can keep this level of intensity up...

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Oct 11th, 2006, 07:07 PM
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We just made our deposit, too, for September 07 to Tanzania/Zanzibar (which I have taken to calling Tanzibar). Now I'm just waiting impatiently until I can make flight reservations. We plan to spend one night in Amsterdam on the way there and 2 or 3 nights on the way back.

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Oct 12th, 2006, 12:20 PM
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Hi Cdnfolks,
We leave for our trip on September 22, 2007 (from California), so you will probably have airfare information available before we do. I'm also getting anxious to know about the flight costs and schedules, just to be able to put a price tag on the whole trip (I know, I know, you're never supposed to add it all up...), and to know what our stopover city will be.
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Oct 12th, 2006, 04:57 PM
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Hi MyDogKyle,

Looks like we're going around the same time. We'll probably leave out of San Francisco on Sept. 20. We should be able to start looking at flights in a couple of weeks.

Kim
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Oct 13th, 2006, 12:09 PM
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Hi Kim,

We're flying from SFO too... Can't wait to start looking at flights! After months of planning, it feels great to be able to officially start the countdown.
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