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Yellow Ribbon Evolution

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:51 am

Hi All,

During our last trip through KNP I had a brainwave. Now firstly they don't happen often (enough) and secondly never when in KNP. :think: :think: :think: :think:

This was our first trip with a YR attached to the driver side mirror. We had our eyes open to spot similar YR's to meet Forum Members also in the park. Whilst we did see Hilda & Barry Els and Dupacc, we soon realised that a YR can be vastly different.

My brainwave is this:Why not have a Forum Mirror Sock (other names are welcome). Add a piece of Velcro on the outside and then Members can stick there names on it. Firstly it'll be easier to spot that the varying YR's on display and we can also proudly display our Forum Names on it.

We could expand the idea to also have te name of a TR displayed. the world (space permitting) is our oyster.
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Re: Yellow Ribbon Evolution

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:11 pm

Hi Riaanf31,

As soon as the Forum Logo is final, we'll start thinking along the lines of producing Forum Mirror socks. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Yellow Ribbon Evolution

Unread postby barryels » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:21 pm

Hi Riaanf31,

This was also the idea that was submitted by Heksie earlier (great minds think alike) :whistle: . Her proposal resulted in the design of a logo for the forum that is still in process of being finalised.

I think that we will then be able to combine our logo and forum name on some sock of sorts, which could then be proudly displayed on our mirrors :hmz:.

Thanks from my side for the initiative :thumbs_up:.

LQ, I just punched the submit icon to late :redface: , but here is my input that eco's your line of thinking :whistle: .
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread postby roaneric » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:32 pm

Hi GP

We always fly our YR and often had to stop next to the road and reverse. We even forgot to take off our ribbon and stopped at a garage in Pretoria, where someone walked over to us to say hi. He was also a forum member (sorry cant remember his name) So I tend to leave my ribbon a bit on after our visit. On our last visit we putted it on at the airport and took it off at the airport 3 weeks later when we returned our rental :lol: :lol: :lol: We just LOVE our YR
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread postby GlynB » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:36 am

roaneric is getting the idea with So I tend to leave my ribbon a bit on after our visit, but why for such a short period? :hmz:

Keep your YR on and you will be surprised how many mites will stop and chat wherever you are (mall, garage, driving, even office (the inconspicuous colleagues who sit near you and you didn't even know they were mites!)) :big_eyes:

Give it a try. You don't have to be :redface: !

It won't damage your car and often strangers walk up to you to find out about it, and are fascinated by the stories you tell :dance:

Great way to meet interested and interesting people :hello:

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread postby Toddy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:22 pm

I must admit flying the YR actually made cars coming past more interesting as I kept on checking to see if they had a YR. Met three other mites in KNP although one didn't have a YR but she saw mine and approached me.

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread postby Heksie » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:10 am

tent dweller wrote:The only yellow ribbon we saw in the Kruger between 18 and 23 December 2013 was ours, we covered a large part of the south


Hi tentdweller :yaya: I was 'in' the park 22Dec till 5Jan and drove around with 2YR and a YR mirror sock. I only met 2 mites, 1 drove past me and I had take make a U-turn and chase them down-yes that is what I do :redface: but I believe because of this Kruger fundraiser topic more people actually stopped and said 'Hi, Heksie!' I still don't know who they are :hmz: bit I believe it is the time. On my 25Nov-5Dec trip I saw about 12mites :dance:

Guys put on the YRs!!!!! It will give you a big surprise one day :w: GlenD pm'd me the day I was returning from the park-he passed me on the N4 when both of us where on our way home :D and I am still waving my YR proud in Pretoors!
Just have to add that my YR sock wa stolen during my Kruger trip! :( By bloody baboons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:59 am

Hi boertjie,

A normal yellow ribbon will be just fine........... :thumbs_up:

In fact any yellow item tied to the wing mirror will work.........we've used those yellow dust cloths in the past.... :whistle:
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread postby Dotty » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:10 pm

Hi Riaanf31 :) keep your eye on this topicand soon as there is news That is where you'll find it :thumbs_up:
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:02 am

I am also surprised by how many folk tell me they 'know' me from my thread - but are not forum members.
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:09 pm

lion queen wrote:
Heksie wrote:Philip1 it is so sad to read that people so that! I actually waved down every YR I saw and at Skuks even left a note on a window saying that I was there! I just love a lekker kuier over an Amarula with a forumite! And everyone I met are very special! I have adopted new parents on the forum as well.... They know who they are :w:
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread postby JeanniR » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:11 am

Where does one put the YR when visiting the park? :hmz:
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:28 am

Usually on the left wing mirror, but we find that putting it on both wing mirrors it works better..... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread postby kallis1786 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:40 pm

Hi everyone.

I will be visiting Kruger soon on the 21st of June, and I thought of doing something different. In stead of the traditional Yellow Ribbon which People use, I feel like sticking my forum name on my right hand mirror which will be typed in Yellow ofcorz or I could print the background of the name in Yellow and right the name in White. Do you all think that is a good idea or should I just stick with the traditional yellow ribbon.

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Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks

Unread postby Sparrow » Wed May 08, 2013 4:47 am

Hi kallis I have a ribbon on my mirrow and my name in yellow and black stuck in the back window of the car and caravan. Enjoy your upcoming trip.
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