Salmonchaser goes to Africa

salmonchaser

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Day one:
We made Walla Walla, our first flight, to Seattle. Both passes to the west were closed all night, we chained up, took a logging road around the trooper, found they had just opened the road, made good time over the Blue Mountains.
For the last six months Catherine has been trying to get her two interpreters out of Afghanistan. On arrival at Sea Tac she had a message from someone in DC. Her folks now have a case worker at state. Happy tears for her, our trip is already eventful. She was in the sandbox for 18months( 2011).
Tomorrow am we fly to Atlanta then fly overnight to Joburg.
 

salmonchaser

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Dec 13, 2013
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Day one:
We made Walla Walla, our first flight, to Seattle. Both passes to the west were closed all night, we chained up, took a logging road around the trooper, found they had just opened the road, made good time over the Blue Mountains.
For the last six months Catherine has been trying to get her two interpreters out of Afghanistan. On arrival at Sea Tac she had a message from someone in DC. Her folks now have a case worker at state. Happy tears for her, our trip is already eventful. She was in the sandbox for 18months( 2011).
Tomorrow am we fly to Atlanta then fly overnight to Joburg.
 

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Europe

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Day one:
We made Walla Walla, our first flight, to Seattle. Both passes to the west were closed all night, we chained up, took a logging road around the trooper, found they had just opened the road, made good time over the Blue Mountains.
For the last six months Catherine has been trying to get her two interpreters out of Afghanistan. On arrival at Sea Tac she had a message from someone in DC. Her folks now have a case worker at state. Happy tears for her, our trip is already eventful. She was in the sandbox for 18months( 2011).
Tomorrow am we fly to Atlanta then fly overnight to Joburg.
What wonderful news ! Job well done Catherine and thank you ! :love::love:

And---your off ---very excited for you guys. Enjoy!

Will do, long day coming, 4 1/2 to atlanta, 5hour lay over then 16 hours to Joburg. I think we get there late afternoon tomorrow . Ugh!
Small price to pay for the adventure you two are about to have/enjoy.;) "If" time allows, fly to Victoria Falls while your there and have a cocktail on the veranda of the Old Vick, at sundown. Enjoy your trip, you two have earned it.
 

Thankful Otter

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For the last six months Catherine has been trying to get her two interpreters out of Afghanistan. On arrival at Sea Tac she had a message from someone in DC. Her folks now have a case worker at state. Happy tears for her, our trip is already eventful. She was in the sandbox for 18months( 2011).
And she did it ! Congrats Catherine
Day one:

Tomorrow am we fly to Atlanta then fly overnight to Joburg.
Have a good hunt and enjoyable holiday .
 

JD338

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Best wishes to you both on your safari. Have a great time and enjoy the culture.

JD338
 

noslerpartition

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What wonderful news ! Job well done Catherine and thank you ! :love::love:

And---your off ---very excited for you guys. Enjoy!


Small price to pay for the adventure you two are about to have/enjoy.;) "If" time allows, fly to Victoria Falls while your there and have a cocktail on the veranda of the Old Vick, at sundown. Enjoy your trip, you two have earned it.
April,
We haven't heard from you in a loooooonnnggg time!
Good to "see you again"!
And of course a super trip for salmonchaser!
Will be waiting for the reports
 

cloverleaf

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I Dont pretend to understand it all.... but congrats and thank you to Catherine for her service, .... and continued service. Enjoy your trip! CL
 

Vince2

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Best wishes to you both for a great trip and hunt.
Looking forward to reading more and seeing the pics.

Vince
 

salmonchaser

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Four days touring five days hunting and another travel day. I’ve passed on several kudu bulls I thought were spectacular, guide felt we can do better. Also passed on several other animals, Impalas, Wart hogs and Wildabeast every day because we were focused on Kudu. I missed a bushbuck at 380yards but have taken two outstanding Nyala and a Zebra. More to follow in a few days
 

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JD338

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Beautiful trophies SC. It looks like you both are having a fantastic time. Looking forward to hearing more about this adventure.

JD338
 

Blkram

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Very cool!
Living vicariously through you on hunting kudu and bushbuck and admiring your nyala!
Best wishes on the rest of your trip!
 

cloverleaf

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Wow! Beautiful animals and country. So great that you could share the trip together. Thanks for sharing. CL
 
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