I Love Zoo
And yes, I love zoo all, very much! ♥ Thank you so much for reading my entries...I appreciate and love you! Last Friday was amazingly gorgeous--80F degrees, sunny, and all the trimmings. Bestie Jenn was visiting her parents (the ones I talked about a few entries below--her mama has a broken foot & they were quarantined due to COVID concerns, but all is well on the coronavirus front, so she was able to come to town to run errands & help out for a couple of days!) and needed to record some lesson plans because even at the Head Start (pre-school) level, her school is 100% remote learning right now. So, we strolled around and it was a fabulous afternoon! This is the funniest photo of the day (for me) because I'd been chasing the giraffes around a bit, waiting for one of them to stay still long enough to get a good picture--and this one did! Then, I realized why...yes, that little bit of white "dust" coming from the giraffe's butt, is indeed the giraffe taking a giant leak. bahaha
Only about half of the zoo is open to the public right now--only the outdoor exhibits. We did get to see the Botanical Gardens too--again, all the indoor stuff was closed to the public.
I so miss being with people I love. So awkward to not hug my bestie. So AWESOME to see and be with her, though. Her parents are both doing okay now, thankfully, and so is she. It was a beautiful afternoon, but now I REALLY miss public interaction. What is the balance that will keep us all healthy? We wore masks the entire time--even outdoors, per the zoo's requirements. I felt safe doing that, but when will we feel safe being indoors with masks on (I was slightly feeling less than safe at the Ark & Creation Museum last week...everyone seemed to be observing the mandate fairly well, but not everyone was and it was more crowded than I expected (and some of the workers told us that the crowds were about half to 2/3 what they were last summer) and I'm not sure I'm ready to fly or take public transportation quite yet...) and when will we get to know how "normal" feels again?