Monday, July 22, 2019

Our Wild Weekend | 26 For 26

Hello everyone!
Last Friday Erik and I went to see the new Lion King.
The Lion King has been my favorite Disney movie since I was a kid.
After seeing the trailers I was trying not to get my hopes up because I was afraid it wouldn't meet my expectations.
After telling Erik my concerns, he told me to get excited and that we were going to make a big deal out of it because he knew how much I loved the original. 
We bought tickets the day they were available and decided to splurge and see it in IMAX.
We made sure to have a ton of snacks on hand and wore our lion king best.

And I really enjoyed it. 
They stayed closer to the original story than any of the other remakes I have seen and the visuals were insane.
The opening Circle of Life scene matched the original shot for shot.
I wasn't sure how it would be to see " real lions" sing but I really didn't think about it.
I was just watching the Lion King.

On Saturday we decided to make a weekend out of it.
We headed to the zoo to feed the giraffes!

I have always wanted to feed giraffes and included it on my 26 for 26 list.
We arrived at the zoo Saturday morning and bought our tickets first thing.

We only had a short time before the giraffe feeding so we stayed close to their encounter.
We waited not so patiently in line and then it was our turn!
We were each given a few leafs of lettuce and instructed to feed them one leaf at a time.
Erik went first and I went second.
We got to feed Pogo with her almost one-year-old daughter Georgetta right by her side.
It. Was. Amazing.
I have always loved animals and jump at any chance I have to be near them
I legit sobbed afterward because I was so happy!
It was all over in a matter of minutes but I would do it again in a heartbeat.
If you ever have the opportunity to feed a giraffe do it and please take me with you.

We spent the rest of the afternoon walking around and looking at the other animals.
The zoo recently added meerkats and warthogs so the whole lion king gang was there.
I loved the meerkats.
They were little babies and had a lot of energy.
The warthogs were a little more elusive but I saw them running around a few times and boy are they fast.

All in all, it was a great weekend. 
What is your favorite animal?

All my love,

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