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Oct 10th, 2010, 03:11 PM
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The luggage! I am so happy to see it with mine own eyes at last.

Don't worry about your photos. You will have a fantastic gallery based on what I'm seeing in the preview. I never really finished going through my photos from the Mara because apparently there was a speck of dirt on the upper left corner of one of my lenses. So I keep telling myself "Oh, one day I'll sit down and take that speck out in Photoshop." And I never do!

Enjoy NYC and I hope that Power Bar reminded you of your safari.
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Oct 10th, 2010, 03:13 PM
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Phew, thanks Kimburu. I'm greatly relieved!!

Now feel able to go and check out the photos......
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Oct 10th, 2010, 03:20 PM
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Impressive packing!
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Oct 10th, 2010, 03:25 PM
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One question-is that a plastic wheelie I see and if so, where did you get it? I need to replace mine and can only find the heavier metal ones now.
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Oct 10th, 2010, 05:47 PM
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Yes, it is a luggage cart. I bought two of them for our trip at Bed Bath and Beyond for around $30 each. They call it the "Stow 'n Go Wheeled Utility Cart". We were able to put two bags on each cart. They were very handy for getting around the airport and we folded them up for boarding.
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Oct 10th, 2010, 08:54 PM
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Crosscheck and family; It is currently 12:30 am in Barbados, West Indies where I am having one hell of a time with cousins from the US. Until one cousin told me she could never go to Kenya ( I was previewing some of our own pics from 2 wks ago) Because people were being killed in the camps and there were too many diseases.
I realized I was in the wrong place with the wrong people (who would never believe me when I say it is not true, and if it were, how many people were killed in their own Us cities last year)

So...I had to get my FIX, and I was thrilled to see pics posted

Thank you for saving my cousins from being drowned in the pool. And I even danced all night to a steel band, but had to come back in and check on Africa

Now, I finally realize what the word addiction means in my little corner of the world.

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Oct 11th, 2010, 12:57 AM
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MB, welcome to a very nice and friendly club! Safari addicts not so anonymous.
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Oct 11th, 2010, 02:36 AM
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TWAFFLE....................... CANNOT AGREE MORE, MONEY BURNS...............COUNT ME INNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN, Sonali

CROSSCHECK...........JUST BEGINNING TO VIEW YOUR FAB PHOTOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Oct 11th, 2010, 05:01 AM
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crosscheck, glad to see you enjoyed Porini camps as much as we did last year. it's hard to think of another trip that could top it, isn't it?
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Oct 12th, 2010, 10:04 PM
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Nobody has ever had a more interesting balloon ride than you! I'll be checking the photos.
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Oct 13th, 2010, 09:04 PM
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Thanks to everyone for your patience. I am still on my trip, with carry-on, of course, but with a predominantly black wardrobe. Everyone in NY is panicked about bed bugs - they pose more of an international threat than tsetses. Hope they're not attracted to black.

I should have this completed by the weekend, and I promise I won't be as tardy as sandi.
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Oct 15th, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Here they are. Please remember that these are AMATEUR photos taken with five point-and-shoots, including one ancient one that we bought before they invented pixels.

http://flickr.com/gp/crosscheck/4W4skL
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Oct 15th, 2010, 12:55 PM
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They are excellent photos and you really got some great close-ups with that Panasonic which I recently purchased too-it's got a wonderful zoom. Love the "Amboseli's Got Talent."
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Oct 15th, 2010, 01:06 PM
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Yes, I agree with moremiles, these are excellent. Love the cheetahs and the topi especially. I also enjoyed the videos. The one with all the wildies really captures the sights and sounds and almost the smells (certainly the dust) of the migration.
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Oct 15th, 2010, 02:22 PM
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Yay!!! FANTASTIC! Thank you for sharing. You captured some wonderful images.
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Oct 19th, 2010, 04:50 AM
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Great pictures and terrific trip report. To think you told me you weren't going to do a long trip report. I'm glad you changed your mind. That was three months ago and you've been entertaining all of us ever since. I've actually been feeding my husband chapters (or should I say episodes) to read on the train during his commute. He keeps asking for more.
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Oct 19th, 2010, 05:01 AM
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So very good Crosscheck - I feel right back in Kenya.
Guess I should have conferred with you on how to upload on Flickr;yours came out perfectly!

Really enjoyed your style of storytelling - humorous, entertaining and real. Thanks!

MB
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Oct 19th, 2010, 12:50 PM
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You all should read CC's toilet buying Asia trip report too-also hilarious!
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Oct 19th, 2010, 06:29 PM
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The pre and post pixel cameras and their respective operators did a fine job of photography. My eyes were immediately drawn to the cheetahs. I really liked the one in the long grass. Great animal and people shots. And the stand alone luggage photo is most impressive. It appears you are flying over the waterbuck in one shot.

Glad the good wildebeest finally got their act together and crossed for you. The large herd of zebras crossing had to be a sight!

How fortunate you were able to dodge the New York bed bugs by escaping to Kenya.

I can't wait for your next trip and the hilarious report that will follow. In the meantime it looks like I can check out a past adventure involving toilets in Asia. I'm laughing already.
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Oct 19th, 2010, 11:37 PM
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Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the kind words about the photos, even though I consider most to be just snapshots. (I actually think that the boys did a great job of storytelling with his tiny Canon.) Next time I would probably bring an SLR - or at least read the manuals for the G10 and FZ35.

moneyburns, Maybe you should have taken me along to Barbados. I would have told your cousins about the people we met in Spain who asked whether children in LA could play outside because of all the drive-by shootings.

laurie_ann, I do think the Porini camps might be a cut above some other safari experiences. To prove this I will have to go on many more trips to Africa and then report back.

atravelynn, I am yet on another trip, but when I get home I will take a photo of the Japanese toilet which Mr. Crosscheck bought as a souvenir. Then you won't have to read the whole trip report.

moneyburns, I suspect that the people who created flickr dhave brain damage from sniffing too many chemicals in the darkroom.

leely2, I also love the videos. I tried to get one of our Masai guides asking guides in other vehicles for tips about where to find animals. But I never was sure if they were saying "Have you seen any leopards hanging from trees?" or "Check out our passengers in their silly Tilly hats."

long2travel, When do we get to see YOUR trip report? And thanks for reminding me that three months is sufficient time to describe a nine-day vacation. Luckily, the end is in sight.

NEXT: KWAHERINI
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