Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to the Island Fun

I'm guessing it's rather apparent by now that we spent Monday morning of our vacation at a zoo. Gladys Porter Zoo to be exact, which is apparently one of the top 10 in the nation. It was absolutely amazing, y'all, and a number of the animals there were ones we'd never seen before. At least not in person (maybe the History Channel or Animal Planet) and that's saying something because we're truly an animal family!

There are a few gems I saved for another day...and it's Monday so I guess this one will do...

First of all, please stand back, ladies. He's already taken. :-)


Yes, he's a total dork and I absolutely love that about Tonto. We celebrated eight years of marriage yesterday and I'm so thankful God didn't allow us to destroy each other during the first four. Please know that it was completely Him as we truly gave it our all for quite some time.

The girl was out of town so we threw caution to the wind and ate junk food all weekend, saw two movies (The Help and the third installment of Pirates of the Caribbean - both were amazing!), ate dinner at an unbelievable restaurant (1424) and met some friends Saturday evening to watch the Rangers and to see my Saints get pummeled by the Texans. 


Back to the zoo wrap-up...there was a botanical section with a butterfly house and the girl met some new friends... :-)


...while Tonto tried to get a perfect score on the turtle...


...and this fella stole all of our hearts...


...with his general magnificence...


...and you know we had to try to best him on said turtle...


...the girl clearly wins with the new "cheesy smile of the month"...


After a fantastic (and very hot!) morning, we headed back to Padre for a special lunch. Will pick up there tomorrow with more pics. Come on, y'all, you knew it was coming... :-)

Happy Monday!

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