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On Our Way Stateside... Advice Please...

 
 
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 01:18 pm
@Izzie,
Oh what beautiful pictures (nice to see JPB and Eva), Izzie. From the pictures
of the lake I almost can feel the mosquitos crawling up - did you get bitten
a lot?
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Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 01:20 pm
So……then we went trekking… OH MY! This was huge for me " as many of you know " walking with penguin feet is relatively new……. But what a blast this was…
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http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050146.jpg

These caverns are huge " you can climb down with hard hats and head torches and go caving to see the bats……….errrr…………..nope…………….adventurous enough just walking the trail thank you very much….
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Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 01:21 pm
@Izzie,
HA " this is supposed to be the waterfall " but as luck would have it, it wasn’t falling " it was still worth every little and large step to get to it tho…
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050171-2.jpg

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Ugh ugh
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Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 01:28 pm
Hey Margo and CJ - thanks - yep - loads of bites!!!!! Could NOT go out at nite - they seem to like the Brit Blood - nasty little bugs! Oh - did you see this fella on this thread….
http://able2know.org/topic/120792-1#post-3355418


WHAT IS THIS??????????????????

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1040806-1.jpg

NASTY NASTY NASTY " there were lots of these….. ooooh…..shudder! Still have no idea what it is….took a pic than ran like heck!
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 01:30 pm
@margo,
Great pictures, alright. Somehow, I'm getting the idea that wherever Izzie is, is filled with beauty and friendly people.
Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 01:32 pm
Beaver Lake and Thorncrown Chapel.....in a bit! (asleep yet - laughing!)
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Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 01:34 pm
@roger,
Hey Rog - didn't see you there when I posted - thanku hun - I seem to find some wonderful folk about and a great deal of generosity .... and the scenery was just...... breathtaking. Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs was stunning.
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margo
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 01:35 pm
@roger,
Quote:
Somehow, I'm getting the idea that wherever Izzie is, is filled with beauty and friendly people.

Yep - we complained about her on the Brit thread - bloody relentlessly cheerful!

So = the US is filled with spiders, then. That's the end of me!

roger
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 01:54 pm
@margo,
But our spiders are mostly friendly, and unbearingly cheerful.

Need I dig up my "Princess the Spider thread?
Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 02:07 pm
@roger,
How funny Roger... I found that thread a while back - I think Deb, maybe not.....was on and had a video to post ...or was it Osso - at which point I beat a hasty retreat not knowing what I was going to open up - a can of worms is fine - birthing spiders - eeeeeeeuuuuwwww!!!!!. Know you like your Princess Spiders in the bath......ugh ugh ugh (I am a wus)

HA - Margo - remember it well - laughed then too!
Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 02:09 pm
@Izzie,
BEAVER DAM and LAKE

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050194-2.jpg

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Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 02:10 pm
@Izzie,
OUR LITTLE CABIN IN THE WOODS…….in the middle of nowhere…
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050211-1.jpg

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Wonderful stick insects
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050232-1.jpg

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Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 02:11 pm
@Izzie,
The Lake was so high from the Spring Rains " no beaches…. And trees underwater…

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050191-2.jpg

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Before the little fella realized there were spiders next to him…. Mmmmmm…..slight wobble of the canoe once he realized….

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050317.jpg

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Beautiful

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050323.jpg

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah……dreams
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Worms in their silk pods (thought they were spiders " ranger put us right " phew phew phew) " they are in all the bushes and hang from the trees…
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050344.jpg

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Nasty waspy thingy
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Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 02:13 pm
@Izzie,
Hummers….. love hummers….. way too fast for my camera tho… loud little wings too
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martybarker
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 02:24 pm
Wow Izzie,
Just caught up on your travel thread. Looks like this is a trip your little guy will remember for a lifetime. Looks like the weather held out nicely for you too.
Love the pics of the cute cabins you stayed at.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 02:24 pm
@margo,
Aussie coward margo said:
Quote:
So = the US is filled with spiders, then. That's the end of me!


Not everywhere, margo. Here in southern California, close to the beaches,
we have nothing except the occasional bee or house fly. No mosquitoes, and
no other scary bugs either.
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Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 02:28 pm
@martybarker,
Thorncrown Chapel " Near Eureka Springs

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050255-1.jpg

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It isn’t possible to capture the beauty of this place. Inside " it is is peaceful, cool, calming. It has an aura " when you walk in " you just feel at peace and surrounded by nature.

The design reminds me of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, of whom I’m a mighty big fan " and I came here to capture the design of it in my head…. yet, strangely, went away with far more than I arrived with, inside. It really was a highlight of the holiday and something neither I, nor the little fella, will ever forget.




(thanks Marty....your trip next a gal? - btw - hope you are all better now)
OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 02:41 pm
@Izzie,
Standing O, Izzie. Thanks for taking us with you!
Eva
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 03:02 pm
@Izzie,
Your photos are WONDERFUL!!!

I'm glad you got to see Arkansas, and even more glad it's close to me! You were SO lucky about the weather! I guess I should've warned you about the bugs, but that's typical when you stay in the woods. People here in Tulsa have so many lakes around, but everyone goes to Beaver Lake for scuba training...it's the clearest lake in this part of the country. And I'm SO glad you got to visit Thorncrown Chapel. It's one of my favorite places anywhere. Now you can see why. It really does make you feel completely at peace. It's not as though there's anything to really DO there, but I always have a hard time leaving. I visualize the pathway back to the parking lot as "the road back to reality."
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Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 04:48 pm
@OCCOM BILL,
Thanks Bill - it was a pleasure to have A2K with me as I travelled - after all - I would never have done this without all of youse!




Hey Eva - it was a long flight home but all went well and S-boy is now zzzzzzzzzzzzing at his Dad's. Feels kinda weird without him - have been with him 24/7 for the last month nearly - strange - IT'S QUIET! HA!

Still can't quite believe we met and how easy it was to just meet up and start yabbering away like we had known each other forever. 'Twas great. Sheesh - love you guys.
 

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