First day down!


I am going to take a break from Egypt right now and write about my anniversary weekend! So, for the next three days, I will not answer any questions about my other blogs, but keep the questions coming and I’ll get back to them!

Today was the first day of our anniversary weekend! We will be married for a year on Sunday! Today we went to the zoo and had time to make it to the mall. We actually didn’t but a lot at the zoo besides lunch (including the souvenir cup, with a picture of the baby giraffe on it. Expensive, but it’s our weekend!) and gave money to help animals out! Though we did get plenty of pictures and some video (especially of the baby polar bear). We are planning on putting those on youtube and then getting them onto our facebook page! Or, at least I am. I couldn’t tell you if Tony is going to or not. But while at the zoo, we found three dead animals! Ugh!!! 🙁 Though shortly after the first one, everyone was kicked out of the reptile house, so I think they were taking care of that one. The other two were in the amphibians exhibit and the aquarium. And then, we went into the Rain Forest exhibit to hunt for the sloth only to find out that the sloth died in January! She was 27 years old and that is long lived for a sloth, but still, I always loved searching for her!

At the mall, we looked through plenty of stores without buying anything! And then we stopped by the bookstore and Godiva! I bought a huge over 500 page Egypt book! It talks about the treasure of the Great Pharaohs, Tutankhamen and Rameses II. I got it for a great price too! Tony bought a film making book, which I hope helps him out.
Oh, I forgot we also went to Goodwill this morning and bought a book about the Lost Tomb. It’s about KV5, the tomb of many of Rameses II’s sons.
With the pictures from the zoo, I plan on making a scrapbook to remind us of our first anniversary together, since we still haven’t figured out what to get as a reminder of our very first year as a married couple. I thought a scrapbook would be nice at least. Well, I think it’s time to head to bed. We’re busy tomorrow also!

10 thoughts on “First day down!”

  1. WOW! And to think that others had been searching for the sloth on excursions to the Rain Forest, as well. Happy Anniversary!

  2. That sounds like fun! I was just thinking about the zoo… feels like it’s been a long time (anything over a month is a long time for me I guess). Dead animals?!? I don’t think that’s ever happened to me at the zoo! What kind of animals were they?
    And I’m glad you told me about the sloth. I’ve been searching for her for at least the 3 times I’ve visited since January!! Did you go to the mall with the Dippin’ Dots? Yummm, Dippin’ Dots…
    That reminds me, I have a “friend” who looks for me every year at the Jubilee – the lady who brings the Dippin’ Dots booth. We were thinking of skipping the Jubilee – boy, will she miss me! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

    1. One was the electric eel, one was a lizard, and the other was Kihansi Spray Toad. I noticed the lizard after I took its picture and was looking at it for a little bit afterwards. I noticed it wasn’t breathing.

      Yep, Tony bought some dippin’ dots.

  3. Ooh, the electric eel… I always liked to see his electrical output. Wonder if they’ll obtain another? What happens, does it float to the top like a fish? That’s strange that in one visit that many animals had passed. Sad too.
    There are tons of spray toads; I really like those. They are such fragile creatures; there are bound to be casualties in their exhibit.
    My favorite flavor of Dippin’ Dots is Root beer float – I became such a good customer at the Jubilee (think it was a year I was pregnant, couldn’t get enough of those things) that the worker began to bring the Root Beer Float flavor when she didn’t used to bring it. And she began to sell out. They don’t usually have root beer float dippin dots at ball games and other places they have Dippin’ Dots kiosks. You need a full Dippin Dots store… I really have to get to the mall!

  4. Happy Anniversary! I’m sure Taylhis will be commenting here soon since you’re writing about the zoo. 🙂

    Too bad about the sloth and other animals though. 🙁

  5. The scrapbook is a really good idea. Traditionally, the first anniversary is “paper;” a friend of mine got a dozen origami roses for her first anniversary. Congratulations on the first year!

  6. Whoops- sorry, I didn’t know you had already commented. I should have realized since my own comments await moderation after posting.

  7. @derek – well, my comments said ‘awaiting moderation, so I didn’t realize that you had read them at all…
    But you know well – I would be the first to comment on a zoo-themed post!!! 🙂

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