Kathi needed a few more supplies from the local Michael's store for her wedding album, so we found Michael's and she made her purchases then went in search of something to eat before the zoo, because, in our experience, the food and the zoo, ANY zoo, generally consists of pizza, hamburger, hot dogs and fries, is expensive and just doesn't sound very appealing! On the path to the zoo we see an place called Chapada that we decide to check out. Turns out it serves Brazilian food, which I have not experienced before. The menu is mainly meat dishes and mainly beef dishes. Kathi chooses a chicken sandwich and I choose steak tacos. All of it is quite tasty and leaves us very satisfied. Next stop, the zoo!
We must have spent at least an hour, if not more, watching the gorillas. There were 4 gorillas in the enclosure and the were not only active, but were very interactive with those of us who were watching them through the plexiglass windows. They would come and sit right by the windows close to someone who was sitting on the other side and peer in at us curiously. Some, I would swear, would sit and pose for pictures. Occasionally, one would run around the enclosure, beat on his or her chest then run up to the window, slap it, spin around and run away. I found them to be quite charming.
We stayed with the gorillas until it was time to leave, then we headed back to the hotel. We snacked on cheese and crackers and salami once back in the room along with finishing up the bottle of Bailey's and most of the wine. Kathi continued working on her wedding album, but did turn on the WBNA finals on the TV because the Indiana Fever were playing and she wanted to watch. THEY WON!!! I called my mom and chatted with her for a while like I do every year at some point or another while on Girls Weekend, just to catch up and let her know what were doing.
After the game was over and before we went to bed, we pulled one state out of the last three left to determine next year's destination. Kathi let me do the drawing. I shook the pitcher up well before drawing and pulled out.............................
I AM SO EXCITED!!!! Finally, a state that I can drive to!! Washington!! Lots of opportunities here for cool places to go. Will probably do a little of Seattle as well as spending some time at the WorldMark Resort in Leavenworth, Washington, which is cute little Bavarian-themed town that I have been wanting to check out for a long time.
Kathi actually turned in a bit earlier tonight than I did. I think the stress and worry over Ridley took a bit of a toll on her and she was pretty tired. I stayed up and watched the most current episode of Homeland on my computer (my latest TV addiction) before turning in myself.