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#1 AmyT

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:04 PM

In my typical fashion, I jumped into Safari Talk without properly introducing myself. 

 

So, Hello!

 

I'm Amy from So Cal. I am married with two kids in college. I work for an elementary school library, so my travels are mainly during summer holidays: mid-June to mid-August.  While rearing kids, our travels usually took us to South Dakota and Wisconsin to visit family, so I have some experience driving among bison, deer, prairie dogs and bunnies. Now I am free (ish) to explore the world!  I spent part of the past two summers in the Galapagos Islands where I was terribly spoiled with animals that have no fear of people.  I am itching to get back to the wilderness and take my first safari in Africa.

 

I did some investigation a couple of years ago, following some of Safari Talk's member photographers on Facebook.  Imagine my surprise, two years later, when I re-read trip reports and then investigate a safari company, and realize that I've been following them for a couple of years already! Oh yeah!  I liked the sound of you!

 

Thanks for the warm welcome so far!

 

Amy

 

 


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:13 PM

Welcome Amy, from another Amy on the other side of the US!  It's a great group here, I think you'll find it's friendly and they are all a wealth of knowledge.

 

I hope you've been warned already that there's no such thing as just one safari!  Once you're bitten it's hard to shake the need to go back!!


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:50 PM

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 06:50 AM

~ @AmyT

 

Welcome to Safaritalk!

 

Elementary school librarians change lives. My lifelong reading was launched in my elementary school library more than it was in the classroom.

 

Traveling on safari is great fun! I hope that Safaritalk will help you bring your dreams to reality.

 

Tom K.


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 07:40 AM

Welcome Amy,

 

         As you already know myself and all the other members of Safaritalk will do our utmost to assist and guide in every way,shape,and form . There's nothing I love more than sharing my enthusiasm for Africa in every way shape,and form. Safari is about much more than just seeing wildlife,especially the big five.


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 09:31 AM

@AmyT

Welcome to Safaritalk


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#7 AmyT

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 10:51 PM

Some of our local fauna, afternoon visitor at a friend's house today, a couple of miles away from my house.

 

 

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 05:17 PM

@AmyT...you are not the only woman from Southern California who just jumped in without an introduction.  At least we do not have bears in "my" neighborhood.  Welcome to ST!


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:22 AM

welcome   enjoy planning your trips with our help

 

what town do you live in   ,sorry the question mark on my keyboard does not want to work  


Wild Africa is in my blood. All life is sacred and interconnected. for the animals are fellow nations caught in the splendor and trevail of the earth.


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:10 AM

@AmyT Hi and welcome, from a Northern California gal!


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#11 AmyT

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 08:15 AM

welcome   enjoy planning your trips with our help

 

what town do you live in   ,sorry the question mark on my keyboard does not want to work  

 

I live in San Dimas, a city on the far eastern side of Los Angeles County.  Home of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure ... "San Dimas High School Football Rules".  LOL Quote from the movie, not my particular sentiment.

 

Incidentally, Qatar Airways has a sale on to Nairobi from LAX, $850 during Thanksgiving.  I'm still paying off my last trip (it was unplanned) so no whirlwind adventures for me anytime soon.



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 08:39 AM

G'day & welcome...


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