Saturday, we celebrated my birthday at the zoo. Last year, the zoo opened a Zoofari, and I have been desperate to go. We are so fortunate that our zoo has a ton of space for the animals to roam. The antelope, rhinos, and ostrich have 40 acres to wander, which is awesome for them. It makes viewing them a little tricky. So...the zoo converted a bus into an open air vehicle, and you can ride with one of the keepers for an hour-long excursion into their home.
Brad got Mom involved, and we left bright and early for the zoo Saturday morning. You can't purchase tickets ahead of time, so we were first in line when the zoo opened. We got our tickets for the first zoofari of the day, and we all watched Brad relax once those tickets were in hand.
And we were not disappointed. We saw all but one breed of antelope:
Pearl stole the show for most of the family, though:
We got beautiful views of the elephants:
It truly was one of the most memorable experiences of my life, and I'm glad I had this crew with me:
We spent the rest of the day exploring the zoo, and we were so grateful to see so many animals so active. We even got our usual chimp picture:
We came home to shower and then ended our day at Mez for a fabulous dinner. It truly was just about the best birthday ever!