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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:30 pm 
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moobox,
put a ribbon on your side mirror that other forum mites could identify you and introduce them self.
The best I saw was 4 different colors Yellow this forum,green another forum, black in support of the Rhino and red a birder.
But I must warn you; people might asked you;
- why the ribbon is the car a present from somebody?
- another forum member will ask you,without showing his ribbon "who are you" and you new in the game will reply with your real name and surname thinking this person is nuts.
Meantime he wants to know your forum name.
- You alway's see it to late when a car passes you.
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But fly it it 's worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:11 pm 
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I saw one yellow scarf on the mirror of a gold bakkie in the shady parking by the shop at Skukuza on Weds 9 October around midday, but the mites were not with the bakkie. :(

I have had mites introducing themselves when they were not flying a yellow ribbon themselves, and people with yellow ribbons driving past even though I could see they had seen my ribbon, but didn't stop to greet.

The funniest was a German man who wanted to know if the red and yellow ribbons were something to do with Germany even though the black was missing. :D

Val, I'll get you some yellow ribbon. We have a very nice fabric shop nearby and they stock a good range of ribbons.


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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:24 am 
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I nearly forgot my ribbon in June but luckily the crazy store in Polokwane stocks "florist ribbon" and bought about 2 meters now I'm stocked forever as it stays in the car at all times.....

But I still didn't see any ribbons flying in Map on that trip and also don't see any mites on the list for december when we are back again. :(

Maybe I need to start campaning for Mapungubwe that we get more mites out that way (it's the only park I really visit....... :( )

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:52 am 
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tent dweller wrote:
I tie a yellow ribbon on both our side mirrors and I also have a ribbon tied to our trailer, so when somebody passes our accommodation and the car is not there, they can still see that a "forum" member is staying at that specific accommodation and maybe we will bump into each other at the pool/kitchen/bathroom, if I see a yellow ribbon in any of the camps that I am staying at in December, I will go in search of the people/person or I am going to leave a note on their car, just saying hello :roll: :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Even the rental car gets a yellow ribbon!

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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That would have been Barryels! You could see that HUGE yellow scarf a mile off!!! Sadly he beat us out the gate both times :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Maybe I`m a bit overboard but both mirrors get ribbons the caravan one a flag pole one and my cameras one each.

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:18 pm 
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That sounds like us too, Sparrow. We take enough ribbon for YRs on both wing mirrors, the radio aerial and both our camera backpacks and some cameras are similarly festooned. Obviously we have to take the car ribbons off when we return the rental car but the camera ribbons stay on all the time and we use the opportunity when queried to tell people about the Kruger Park and the forum. We arrive 3 weeks today so our ribbons will soon be washed and ironed ready for packing.

As regards seeing other YRs in the Park, we have been really lucky and seem to see more and more each trip we make...so for all those out at the same time as us, please stop for a chat or meet for a drink if you are in camp with us. All our dates are logged on the Meets and Greets. Look forward to see everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Sorry I missed you, Barry and Hilda. :( I was there just at the time the herd of ellies came down to the water.


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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Quite funny what some visitors to Kruger think of 'mites driving with yellow ribbons in the Park. Somebody on our last trip stopped and asked me if we protest against something :hmz: , however he was quite impressed when I explained what the ribbon actually stands for :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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I had somebody telling me "but isn't that like a Dating/ find a mate website". When I told him about the forum........

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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While we were staying at Mokala, someone thought our yellow ribbons indicated we were the honeymoon couple.........until they realised our age :lol: I wish!


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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:21 pm 
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umtali1 - Why not? You could always pretend it is...age is only a number.

The oddest suggestion we had as to why we were flying YRs - 'Does it mean you can recommend hotels?'
We never could work out why that idea sprang to her mind.

On a very upbeat note - I am just sorting out our YRs to wash and iron - 15 sleeps to go before we set off for Heathrow airport.

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:38 pm 
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TD I am like you 3 on car 2 on caravan 1 on cameras 1 on binocs 1 on camera bag and even a flag pole alongside the caravan with a yellow flag alongside a Sharks flag.

I even wear a yellow bandana sometimes.

Remi look forward to meeting you soon

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Sparrow, it would be near impossible not to spot you or TD :mrgreen:
I will have to up my game, as my two ribbons obviously pale in comparison :hmz:

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