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A few pics from my trip to Africa - mostly for my lowball bidders


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#1 willynateDgreat

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:59 AM

Hey CAG'ers - I just returned from Africa after an amazing 2.5 weeks, and have some CAG'ers to partially thank for making this trip possible. I had a lowball sale right before I left to help raise some extra funds for my trip. Not surprisingly, the bidders came through awesomely and I'm really appreciative for the support.

I went with an organization called Every Child Ministries which works with abused/neglected women and children in Ghana. I spent time training teachers and ministers on how to use puppets in classroom and churches. I also was able to do some great sight seeing in this beautiful country.

So here are a few pics from the trip:

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Me and Leo the Lion

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Cool art work everywhere!

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Working with the kiddos - I was able to perform for over 1,000 children

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National Geographic shot

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Sightseeing at a former slave castle - sadly chilling

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Cute African kid shot


Again, thanks to all the guys who bought stuff in my lowball and even gave extra for it as well.
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#2 Potatoeman

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:29 PM

That last one is great. Nice job bud:)

#3 coolsteel

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:47 PM

Nice

#4 cdeener

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 06:37 PM

Great pics I enjoy seeing other parts of the world.

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#5 dustdingo

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 06:47 PM

Was that slave castle the Cape Coast Castle, per chance? I just finished reading a biography on Black Bart (Pirate Bartholomew Roberts) and they spoke briefly about it. I'd love to go there and shoot some footage of it.

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#6 kodave

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 06:52 PM

Good work.


#7 piscian18

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:43 PM

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#8 sublime90

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:00 PM

thats pretty sweet.
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#9 Freemason

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:04 PM

good to know the phat lewts i scored went to a good cause. thanks for the pics, puts a reality to the event. kudos to you sir!

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#10 DQT

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:22 AM

I'm disappointed I missed the sale. You might miss the games in your collection, if at all, but seems like a small price to pay to have plenty of stories to tell in the future. Great thread.

#11 willynateDgreat

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:50 AM

Was that slave castle the Cape Coast Castle, per chance? I just finished reading a biography on Black Bart (Pirate Bartholomew Roberts) and they spoke briefly about it. I'd love to go there and shoot some footage of it.


Actually, yea, it was Cape Coast Castle - fascinating place, if also rather depressing.
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#12 willynateDgreat

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:53 AM

I'm disappointed I missed the sale. You might miss the games in your collection, if at all, but seems like a small price to pay to have plenty of stories to tell in the future. Great thread.


Good perspective - losing a few games/systems was a small price to pay for all the incredible experiences that I had and stories I'll be able to share for a lifetime.
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#13 GuilewasNK

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:43 AM

Very cool willynateDgreat!

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#14 DQT

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 04:27 AM

Good perspective - losing a few games/systems was a small price to pay for all the incredible experiences that I had and stories I'll be able to share for a lifetime.


Personally, as much as I enjoy my game collection, it's not something I'd ever talk about or bring up at dinner parties. Just sayin. ;)

#15 sterlingice

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:15 PM

Sorry for being the slacker and just now getting around to checking out these pictures but those are great! Amazing story, willynateDgreat

So here's a shameless late bump so more can see the good CAG can do :D

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#16 speedracer

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:23 PM

Your games are safe with me.
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