Monday, March 14, 2011

Late Post Due to Happily Earned Misery

Sorry for the late post, but I've been in bed. Karla and I took Rowan to the zoo on Saturday and I have been an aching knot of misery since. Due to the crowds, we had to park clear over by the Museum of Natural History and walk over a quarter mile to the zoo itself. Then there was all the walking in the zoo, and finally the quarter mile trip back to the car. I pushed my poor legs way over the limit, and even worse my feet hadn't really adapted to my new braces yet so they hurt even worse.

But it was worth it..

I have never seen Rowan so engaged with what we were doing. She knew where we were going, and when asked what she wanted to see she specifically named the giraffe. When asked later she repeated this desire, so we made sure that would be on itenerary. As it turned out, things worked out even better than we hoped.

As you can see they allowed some people to feed the giraffes, and much to Rowan's delight she got to be one of them. And then there was the encounter with the Komodo Dragon...

And she was also this involved with the flamingos, the tropical bird house, the elephants, and everything else. She was a blonde little dynamo of curiosity and happiness. Needless to say, Karla and I indulged this for as long as we could. We were having as good a time watching her as she was watching the animals.

So all my current aches and misery were in a good cause...and believe me, I'm hurting. I spent most of the day in bed both yesterday and today, only taking a break to get up yesterday afternoon to spend a little time with the family and do a writer's night out with Cherri Galbiati. I'll report on that tomorrow. For today, I'm just trying to get my legs back and my feet healed. But it's all good :)


  1. So cool! She is having a blast! I've never seen a komodo dragon myself- what a treat.

    I hear you about the payback! Takes days to recover but this adventure was worth it, I can tell. Rest up and I hope that you feel better soon :)

  2. It was great, but I have never pushed my limit like that before. I knew I was going to be in trouble by the end of the day, and was beginning to honestly worry if I was going to be able to make it back to the car.

    Karla could tell I was having problems and offered to go get the car and pick me up, but that was just too much for my tender male pride to handle. So at least a small part of this is self inflicted...although by that time the damage was surely done.

    Anyways, it was great seeing Rowan that involved and wanting us to be a part of it. We had a blast.