No, not right now. In a few weeks, Lord willing. If you’re new to the blog, you may not know about our Big Adventure. Gabe, the girls and I are on a mission to visit 52 Zoos in 52 Weeks, and I’m writing a book about it. We hit the Louisville Zoo on August 1 of last year, and we’ve been flying by the seats of our pants ever since. January 2nd’s trip to the Miami MetroZoo was #24 in the book(s). Hard to believe we’ve got just 28 to go! Our hometown Columbus Zoo will be #52, and we’ve got a party in the works. Mark your calendars for August 1, 2009 and join us at the zoo for a Gigantic Celebration!
Our next big trip (which will literally take an act of God to come to fruition) is tentatively planned for sometime in February. Our destination? California! We want to do the San Diego Zoo, the SDZ’s Wild Animal Park, the LA Zoo and maybe the Santa Barbara Zoo. Sooo…if you live in San Diego or LA and you’re up for some company (whom you’ve never met), let us know! We love staying with strangers (and I’m not even kidding). And if you or a loved one happen to work for an airline with flights from Ohio to the West Coast and want to hook us up, let us know that too. It will be mighty interesting to see how/when God provides. He’s done some pretty darn amazing things so far (can you say $850 worth of free admission to 6 Florida zoos/theme parks?)
Here we are at the beautiful Miami MetroZoo on a balmy January day.
These are okapis (oh-KOP-eez), relatives of the giraffe. And Kelly W.’s favorite animal!
This is my darling cousin Kelly who invited us to stay in her Homestead, FL home for 3 days.
And this is a pretty cool pic of Gabe’s favorite animal.
Check out www.52zoos.com for more of Gabe’s stunning photos, an interactive map of our itinerary, and highlights of each zoo trip. If you live in California, Texas, the East Coast, Michigan, or the North Central states, check to see if we’ll be at a zoo near you in the coming months. We’d love to meet you!
So, tell me: Do you like zoos? Which one is closest to your home? How many different zoos have you been to in your lifetime? What’s your favorite one, and why? Inquiring minds want to know!