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Thread: DH's birthday trip to Vallée des Singes (Monkey Valley)

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    Hello everyone!

    Today was Hans' birthday and as the kids were off school, we went to Monkey Valley for the day. What's lovely is the monkeys are free roaming (well, the big guys, gorillas, chimps etc are on islands! :lol: )

    The smaller monkeys are in open woodland and you walk along trails where they are in the trees all around you. It was a beautiful, sunny day and we had a great time! Hope you enjoy the pics! :D

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    There was a strange type of monkey there that I'd never seen before, the Latin name was Singeus Sockus! :wink:

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    Oh, Skeat, what HAVE you started?! :D

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    Loretta - this is the Vallée des Singes which is near Poitiers in the west of France.

    Skeat recently 'introduced' me to sock monkeys and I made one yesterday, so of course, he had to come with us to visit his relatives! Here's a couple more pics! :D

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    So let me get this straight K, you have been out monkeying around while I have been stuck here painting? :lol: :lol: :lol:

    What a great way to spend the day and I am :mrgreen: with envy!

    Kids are so cute and tell your daughter that I love the red shoes!


    LOVE the "Singeus Sockus"!

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    Your kids are just too cute! (Where's Hans???)

    What a great way to spend the day!! (Love your sock monkey, too).

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    Here he is with his cake!

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    Great pictures K!! Looks like you all had a lovely day. :D
    Happy Birthday Hans! :D

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    He looks so happy!!

    Happy Birthday Hans!! (Save some of that cake for the rest of us!)

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    Oh what a neat family trip for dad's birthday. Love the little critter sitting with your darling children too. How fun.

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    Happy Birthday Hans! Lovely photos! Loved the one with the kids and the lemur! Sock monkey looked like she(?) was having a great time also! Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday! :lol:

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    Happy Birthday Hans. Looks like ya'll had a great time!!!
    I've never seen Lemurs sitting like that!!

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    Wow K...looks like a great day! Happy Birthday Hans!!!! That monkey valley is soo cool! I love the lemurs, especially the one where it is sitting with J & L....and of course...my fav...the sock monkey..does it have a name???

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    What a great day!
    Happy Birthday Hans!
    Love the sock monkey!

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    What a wonderful day for you all, and a wonderful birthday for Hans!!! :-)
    The Lemurs look so tame, sitting right next to the kids!
    Love your sock monkey too!!! I have one about 90% done since last summer, then went on to something else! lol!!!
    :-)

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    What a cool way to spend a day. Happy Birthday Hans.

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    What the HECK? :shock: You can walk around where monkeys are walking around???? And tha big one was right by you??? Is that safe?? Okay--it must be safe--your kids were there :roll: .... man oh man, I've never heard of anything like this. Amazing!!

    Your family is beautiful. :D

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    What a great birthday outing. It appears that the "sock" monkey had the most fun :wink:

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    Thanks everyone, from Hans for the birthday wishes!

    Sock monkey so fat is just Sock Monkey - no name yet!

    Karla - the big guys are on moated islands so it's quite safe! It's only the lemurs, capucins, spider monkeys etc who are climbing in the trees all around you. You are told to look out for hats, sun glasses etc as they are known to grab things and run!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    That is amazing- no problems with monkeys harming people or little children?
    Not that I've heard of and we've been a few times! There are members of staff all over the place.

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    Happy Birthday to Hans!! :lol:

    That's a BIG gorilla!! Looks like the kids had fun.
    Did Singeus Sockus find any of his relatives?? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw
    That's a BIG gorilla!!
    Did Singeus Sockus find any of his relatives?? ;)
    Did you like his carrot cigar? LOL!

    The woman at the cash desk wanted me to leave him in safety deposot - she was worried that one of the monkeys would pinch him. I said, no way! he's here to visit his relatives! :D

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    K, you had a family reunion for Hans birthday, how sweet!
    Happy Birthday, Hans!
    Saw the pic of the lemurs, sitting, then scrolled down, to lily and joey sitting...was funny...and the little lemur was willing to be photographed, awww!
    Then, the sangeus sockeus (sp)...said, and leaned forward, "Does that little monkey have a hat on?"...sure nuff...just like your other children, lol! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw
    That's a BIG gorilla!!
    Did Singeus Sockus find any of his relatives?? ;)
    Did you like his carrot cigar? LOL!

    The woman at the cash desk wanted me to leave him in safety deposot - she was worried that one of the monkeys would pinch him. I said, no way! he's here to visit his relatives! :D

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    Yes!! His face is hysterical! Looking at you like "yeah, what do you want!" Did any of the monkeys seem interested in Singeus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    There was a strange type of monkey there that I'd never seen before, the Latin name was Singeus Sockus! :wink:

    K x

    Oh, Skeat, what HAVE you started?! :D
    OMG!!!!!!! They are cloning!!:)I love it!! That makes my day that I could tag you w/the monkey tradition across the seas!!! I bet those two little trolls love their auntie!:)I love it! I love it!! Skeat

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