Jenn's Adventures in Africa (Tanzania- August, 2006)

Old Oct 9th, 2006, 01:29 PM
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OK, I found here picture.

I am sad we won't get to read The Further Adventures of Jenn & Arielle.

The funny thing is I felt 100 times safer walking around in Rwanda than I did in Arusha.

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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 02:02 PM
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Sorry the trip and your compelling report had to end, but I guess eventually you have to return to York.

What a laugh in the cab, "It's for you."

What did they name your new niece/nephew? Don't you dare say it is a girl named Arielle!

I remember my first niece/nephew was a couple months from being born when I went on safari. One night around the campfire, after a few drinks, I was explaining how excited I was about my sister's baby. I wasn't sure of the baby's sex so I added, "we'll have to wait until it is born to see if I'm an aunt or an uncle." Oops. That was good for a laugh, like I said, it was after a few drinks.

If they make this report into a movie who will play you and Arielle?

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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 03:27 PM
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Lynn,

Yes, I had to return back to my regular life here in boring old York .

Getting the phone call in the cab was quite funny. I didn't quite know what to say and I was trying not to laugh.

The new baby's name is Connor Robert. We knew it was a boy, so there were no worries of it being baby Arielle. My other brother and his wife are having their second girl in December though, so maybe I should tell them the name is off limits

LOL about the aunt/uncle story around the fire! That is really cute. Did you end up with a niece or a nephew?



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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 03:32 PM
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Carla- I guess my thinking is that no one else possibly be as bad as traveling with Arielle. So, I'm good to go with whoever I travel with in the future

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I got a niece on that pregnancy and a nephew the second time. I've remained an aunt throughout.
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 11:01 PM
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Jenn, you are truly a good sport!

Atravelynn, I just saw this same uncle/aunt joke on Friends tonight! Funny that it really happened to you...

Wayne, and Nymera, I agree. Wayne, what was up with Arusha?
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Old Oct 10th, 2006, 09:43 AM
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Loved your heartfelt report Jenn, sorry to see it end. Hope that the brand new babe took the sting out of re-entry.Perhaps you've inspired Arielle to grow as a women - doubt it, but you never know.

Now I must figure out what name rhymes with Arielle - now that was a very funny Sienfeld episode
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Old Oct 10th, 2006, 11:53 AM
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Jen,
Congrats on your new nephew, on finishing your trip report and on not committing homicide on a roommate while in Tanzania.

You're a superstar!
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Old Nov 10th, 2006, 03:34 AM
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Hello Jenn24 - I am new to this board. Just last night I was saying to my husband that it's time we went to Africa (neither of us have been). I decided this morning to start reading the posts on the Africa board and I found your trip report. It is AMAZING!! I have printed it out so that I can read it on the way home again because I really want to start planning a trip. Thank you!!
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Old Nov 13th, 2006, 03:50 PM
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Hi Jenn,
I don't know how I missed your wonderful trip report on it's first go-round, but I'm very glad I've seen it. Thank you for writing with such honesty - it was a very enjoyable read.

And I know what you mean when you say "I grew up in a beautiful smaller community in Oregon where outdoor activities are an everyday part of life." Me, too. Southern Oregon. And I'm constantly amazed by the people I run into every day who have no concept of how the natural world works.

Anyhow, your report is a classic! I'm glad that you were able to roll with the punches and enjoy.

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Old Nov 13th, 2006, 06:28 PM
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Thanks to both of you for the compliments! I'm glad you enjoyed my trip report.


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