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Heading to South Africa for 2 weeks. London by Saturday morning; spend a day there, catch another flight to Johannesburg. About 5 days there, then to Capetown for 3 days. Then turn around and head back to TEXAS by the same routes. BTW, it's what passes for the winter there. Kinda like the usual Texas winter; 40's in the morning and 60's later in the day. Supposed to be a hunting trip but I'll let the Grandkids do the shooting. I'm not mad enough at anything there to spend about $6,000 to put it on my wall. Probably have to help pay for the predatory Grandkids to shoot stuff.

BTW, never done anything like this in my life. Other than Mexico, never been out of the US. Already out about $8,000 and it will get worse.


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Safe travels Dave.....have fun.

Would love to see pics when ya return.


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Oooh boy! As we recently discussed, we don't have enough "old friends" anymore. Safe travels my good friend.


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Wow, sounds like a great trip! Have fun, enjoy the family, and be safe!

And remember, no pictures, it didn't happen!


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Look into Dullstrom, about 2 hours out of Jburg for some good Rainbow trout fishing....pretty cold in SA this time of year too...



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Have fun and like was said we need pictures!!

What rifles are going for the trip?


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Sounds like a great trip Dave. I bet all goes well on your vacation travel.


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Sounds awesome, have a great time!

And the big game hunting, word of the day for Africa is....Mokele-mbembe. Maybe that's two words, not really sure. Just sayin' wink


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Scott, not taking any. I figure the place has the right gun for any job and the right bullet to match. The airplane rides are going to be less than fun. The jumbo jets are pretty well the proverbial sardine cans.


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Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Good luck DD1 Get back safe... This day and age going overseas anywhere is kinda scary......

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Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson1
The jumbo jets are pretty well the proverbial sardine cans.


yes flying has become a potential stressful event (especially if you are claustrophobic).

I don't fly often, but when I do this what I take to get through the TSA/delays/lines/packed planes.

And it works beautifully!




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Fifteen grand to get back into winter! Not a bad deal!

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Be safe, Guv!!!


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Yes be safe and enjoy. You should go bass fishing as they have some good fishing in SA !
















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I would love to go after them peacock bass jerking that jerk bait on the top water!! Man that looks like some sweet fun!! Them Peacock bass look like they can fight man!!! Wish I could have a few of them in my pond... ha

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"already out about $6k and gonna get worse". Way wrong DD, if that doubles, your grandkids will remember this adventure after they are older than you are now. That will be a looong time. Also consider this, after your gone and if they would inherit 6k each that wouldn't even buy each a decent used truck or even a good coon dog. 31 yrs ago I took two months off work, bought an old Ford van with a pop up roof. Loaded my 13 yr old son and 8 yr old daughter up and headed to Az and Co for a month each. They often speak of the fun we had. Last week my daughter and her 3 kids stoped by and I broke out the scrap book. Man did we all laugh and there were quite a few remarks about what punks mom and uncle Eric were. Of course I corrected the grandbrats and said ARE. Every eveniing I would take about an hr and record most of what happened in a journal. I also liked to find post cards of the areas and then take my pics of said places with the kids in them. Have a blessed time !!!
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Have a great time. I had a chance to go with my father and brother a few years ago. I was in my forties and didn't know how many more chances with my dad we would get. It was a great time. We followed that up a couple years later we with a black bear hunt in eastern Canada. They are great times and should always be enjoyed.
Be safe and will enjoy the stories when you return.
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Have fun Dave!!!

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I envy you DD1! Have a great time and take lots of pix

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DD1 and his Nyala.

EDIT:I'm be remiss if I didn't admit I've seen that look on DD1's face before. It's either a visit from whiskey man, the "wonder what this is gonna cost me", or wondering what an intercontinental text from nowhere is gonna cost.


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So much for not shooting anything. grin

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That's what I was thinking lol

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I bet the vacation cost just went up. Ka ching


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No idea what happened to the face on the pic. That's an ancient Nyala. Also shot a Gnu(Wildebeest) and Impala. Heading to Capetown in a couple of days. Having a blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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