Sunday, April 22, 2012


P4180032 We left Oklahoma on Friday morning and covered the 800 miles to arrive in Holbrook, Arizona Saturday just after lunch. We left tornado alley and are now simmering in the high temps they are experiencing here. Before we left OKC, we did get to go to the zoo. We wanted to see Malee, the baby elephant from last year. Not only did we see Malee but lots of cute babies. It was a fun day.P4180033





P4180018 P4180035
P4180043 P4180046

The parents were fun to watch too. They were up to adult like shenanigans…

P4180015 P4180017
P4180021 P4180024
P4180030 P4180038

The first part of the drive was very windy, pushing the rig a bit while driving. Not crazy about that but after we got to around New Mexico, the wind died down and it was much more enjoyable. Weather was great….blue skies and temps in the low 70’s. We spent Friday night at a rest stop in New Mexico and it was the quietest rest area we’ve ever stayed in.

In other news, Boomer is doing great after his surgery last Tuesday. He had a tumor inside his mouth that we only realized very recently when we had a new found friend, who’s a vet, look at it. She said it should come out, because it would only continue to grow. Boomer went under anesthesia and they cut it out and then cauterized it. He’s been on antibiotics but is back to normal. We’re happy that it went so smoothly.

In other medical news, my mom is home from the hospital. She went to Wal-Mart on Friday morning and passed out at the register. My sister took her to the doctor and they admitted her for 24 hours to check her out. Turns out the new heart medicine they had put her on a few days earlier was too strong a dose and made her blood pressure go really high. I talked to her today and she sounded great and they did a thorough check of everything while she was in the hospital. She too is back to normal and we’re very happy about that. Pennsylvania is under the gun today for some snow…yuck ! It was 85 degrees here today and they are looking at snow. Crazy weather…


Dave and Susie said...

Oh so glad that you got to Arizona safe and sound. It looks and sounds like you had a great time at the zoo. We need to go as we have not been since the kids were in elementary long! Your lucky that you were able to get Boomer fixed up so quick and that he is on the mend. Glad to know your mom is ok and aren't you lucky your not in that crazy weather back east. Well, looks like no tornados in your immediate future, just lots of sunshine and blue skies. Stay safe...Hugs!

Jim and Bobbie said...

Glad you had a good trip to Arizona. Love the photos of the much fun.