Spent Christmas with a bunch of animals!
Christmas this year was a tough one. Back in April I lost my step-father Rick to brain cancer. At 64, he was a pillar of health and rarely got sick. He had been complaining of severe headaches for a week, until his sister, a retired nurse, happened to come for a visit and insisted he get to the ER. A day later, he was informed that doctors had to operate on his brain to remove a tumor. The surgery was a success, but revealed that his head was full of cancer. He ended up passing away in the hospital a week later.
Needless to say, this has been a tough year for me and my family, especially for my mother. With a traditional Christmas out the window, I took my mom to one of her favorite places in the Phoenix area, the Wildlife World Zoo – Aquarium & Safari Park. I had never been to this Phoenix attraction before and was really impressed by how expansive it is, with such exotic animals. We spent the entire day there and didn’t make it through half the park. The place was still open for a couple more hours, but my mom said her “Fun meter,” was on empty.
I was quite surprised by how many different animal specious I had never seen or heard of before. If you get a chance to visit the Wildlife World Zoo, I highly recommend it.