Some of you probably remember the fuss about April the giraffe, whose pregnancy was watched by millions of people around the world. April (and her calf Tajiri) live at Animal Adventure Park, which is less than an hour from my house and right down the street from my friends Robin and George, and my beloved goddess children Nate and Sophie.
On Saturday, pal Ellen and I drove through torrential downpours to get to Robin's house. Thankfully, the rain stopped just in time for our visit to the park. We spent three lovely hours hanging out and meeting all the animals, and seeing the many they'd added since our visit last year (including my favorites, the rare white lions, of which there are only 20 left in the wild and 300 in the entire world) and a kangaroo with her baby poking its head our of her pouch.
You get to feed many of the tamer animals, which is fun, and I got to spend the day with some of my favorite people, too. All in all, a wonderful day.
Here are a few pictures. If you can ever get there, you should really go visit.
|Ellen making new friends|
|One of the white lions|
|George, Robin, and Nate taking a break|
|Kanga and Roo|
|Little goats. Not endangered, but darn cute|
|Me with my favorite kids (and our booty from the gift shop), with Ellen hiding|
|Best portapotties ever|
|The whole gang at the end of the day|