We are still on vacation and enjoying every minute of it. As I speak, we are having a sweet mountain rain here in Red River, NM.... and it smells sooo good. I haven't been visiting blogs thru this relaxing time for Mr. Sweet and myself...but, I'll catch up when we are back home.
This magnificent zoo is in Colorado Springs, Colorado and one of the best zoos
I've ever been to.
About 3 days before we left for our Colorado and New Mexico trip,
a cousin that I'd not seen since he was 5 and I was 10 years old, emailed
me from his HILL COUNTRY home (all the way out to West Texas where I live)
"We are leaving Monday for a Colorado vacation."
I said, "HEY....so are we !!"
He said, " Where are ya'll going in Colorado?"
I said, "Colorado Springs....will be there Wednesday."
He said, " SO ARE WE..!!"
I said, "SAY WHAAAT ?"
Sooo, we met, went to the ZOO, spent about 5 hours together.
We are 1st cousins....his mama was my daddy's sister.
Divorce between my mom and dad caused a loss of family for me, on my dad's side.
There's not a doubt in my mind that GOD was ready for me to get acquainted with my sweet and funny cousin, HOWARD WAYNE.
The odds of him planning on a vacation at the same place and same time as WE were
For whatever reason GOD had...I am thankful and grateful...
Howard Wayne and I will stay in touch forever now that we've "met" again.
(back in my childhood, everyone was called by their first and middle names..
he was Howard Wayne, his sis, Norma Joyce and I was Betty Jean...) hahhaa..how funny .
I always love the magnificent giraffes ....
I got up pretty CLOSE and PERSONAL
but that one I am standing under is just a FABULOUS FAUX....:)
After the zoo, we were starving so we headed to a great place for FOOD...
Howard Wayne didn't even know I was snapping as he ate.
That's his pretty wife, JOYCE.
We had such a great time.