Well, I planned on figuring out a bunch of cool stats from our Zoo Year to share with y’all tonight.
It’s almost 2:00 a.m., and I have a big day ahead of me. I know, what could possibly be bigger than 11 zoos,1 Sea World, 14 states and 6376 miles in 15 days?
Oh, it’s not that big. Just some laundry and a family reunion and a double bridal shower (I’m giving the devotional) and some food shopping and buying shower gifts and trying to stave off the inevitable Zoo Trip After-Crash until at least Sunday afternoon.
Here’s what I’ve got:
# of zoos we’ve been to in the past 51 weeks (not counting the Columbus Zoo we go to all the time): 51
# of hotels we’ve stayed in: 7
# of families we’ve stayed with: 31
# of nights we stayed with those families: 44
# of families we had never met until we showed up on their doorstep: 17
# of families we’d met online, then in person, then stayed at their house: 2
# of families we had met briefly but barely knew: 4
# of families related to us by blood: 4
# of families who were already good friends of ours: 4
# of people who joined at one or more zoos: I have no idea.
# of zoo tickets we paid for: 6
# we got for free: 264
I have a favor to ask. If we stayed in your home or you joined us at a zoo, could you share one of your favorite memories from our experience? I’d love to include some of your thoughts in the book!
Oh, it’s good to be HOME.