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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas ....to Everyone!



Ok, leaving for our last Christmas vacation in Africa early in the morning. I'm not sure how much time or access to internet I will have. But if I see anything really cool...will try to post. We are going to the Kruger Park...hope to see the crocodiles at the crocodile bridge, maybe a lion? Must admit we saw so many Elephants and zebras last time....we got jaded" ah....its just another elephant walking next to our car! "Or standing next to the road.Then when we visited uhluhlui ( Shishlouie) we got the same way about Rhinos...they were everywhere ...but not an elephant in sight!You just never know what you are going to see?Then after the Game reserve...we are going to the Indian Ocean, to Port Elizabeth....or lately renamed Nelson Mandela Metro, to stay at the ocean. Can't wait....just hope no rain.Its been crazy weather here.Today was a really nice day...about 93, but a cold, wet front is coming from Capetown...so it will probably be crummy weather tomorrow. I hope you all have a blessed wonderful Christmas....and if you are interested...and leave a comment between now and Jan. 11,2008 when we return home.... I realize I need to do something for making the 50 th post...(yesterdays) not sure...what yet,but at least some African fabric... I will draw some lucky persons name....then bring back to the US...the beginning of February, and send from home....just to be certain it makes it ok! Plus it would have to be quicker than sending from here. Last time I sent off an important document, our IRS forms, 5 WEEKS after sending them, the postman showed up at my door, asking for more money as he hadn't charged me enough....but he was asking for about 50.00 US more...for speedy ( 2 day) delivery!!! Now does this strike anyone else as crazy? I had sent it off air mail....I thought... 35 DAYS EARLIER, and it was returned back to me for more postage...because someone at the post office had put the wrong info on it...as In SPEEDY COURIER! And they had the nerve to ask me for more money to send it on SPEEDY!!!! I was livid....grabbed the envelope right out of the guys hand.Don't know who was more shocked?Him or Me....or the neighbor's hearing me screach like a banshee at the guy. I did keep a copy of the request for more money.... for my scrapbook. :o) AHHHHHHH ......good memories!!!! At any rate....it will most likely be quicker and way cheaper....to send from the US. The last time I sent a small box (4 1/2 pounds) to the grandkids, it cost me about 50.00 US!!!! Shame! So leave a comment and get your name in a "lucky draw"! Had to post photo of giraffe at our little game reserve at the edge of town... yep....giraffe and zebra just hanging out. And some store employee Santas at the Crazy Store. Merry Christmas. Colleen

8 comments:

Tiki said...

Colleen,

I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Enjoy your time left in Africa!

Tiki

gloria g. said...

Wow! What an interesting blog! How cool to get to be there! Thanks for visiting my blog. So now I'll be checking in on you! I'm sure you will meet your goals! Keep up the good work. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Come visit again, and would love some African fabric! gloria g. in Richards, TX

Sam Allgood said...

Merry Chrismas to you, Bob and Colleen. Where are you returning to in the States? Steve and Daphne are trying to move back to Virginia!

cmoon said...

Thanks for looking in, and hope you have a wonderful Christmas.I love applique work and if I was lucky enough to win your 5oth blog competition maybe I would start a little project of my own.
Peace and blessings and be sure to savour every moment you have left in Africa.*

Kathy said...

Hey Colleen,
Hope you and Bob have a blessed and merry Christmas. We miss you all. I love hearing from you and your many "adventures".... We plan to be at Jeanie's on Saturday. Her girls will be in town.

Ruth said...

Yep, postage cvosts here are terrible! Hope you have a great time in Kruger and manage to see all of the big five.

The Jen said...

Merry Christmas! I hope Kruger park is as lovely as it was last time you saw it. And WOW on the postage. Soon you'll be back to *almost* normal. Hang in there! ~jen~

Annie said...

I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog. Fun to read about other parts of the world. And your recent travel woes had me enthralled!

All the best to you in 2008

Annie
: )