This is the day I have been so excited to post about! It went into my Top Days of All Time for sure :) I hope that I have the words to capture it all...it was magical!
|This is the fun group that joined us at the sanctuary! Nadene and Jon, and Jason |
and Kim. It was so fun to have a group there, it made it even more fun for me. Even better --
it was my birthday and I could think of no better way to spend it!!
|All lined up for breakfast!|
|Chris jumped in and distributed pellets!|
|Here I am, putting out some hay!|
|This was the donkey's water hole...a rectangle cement bowl, and they just gathered |
around. They were actually very dainty drinkers. In the background here, you can see all
the cacti. Those tall skinny things were everywhere on the island.
|This is Tio, the oldest donkey at 49 years. He was a bit crusty! He didn't |
enjoy the petting, but he sure did like to be fed!
|Chula is on the left, her mom Coco is on the right...they were always side by side.|
|She was so close that I was able to get some great close ups :) She had the sweetest spirit.|
|The bonding, captured from the patio...this 15 minute time frame with Chula will |
always be one of my most favorite memories. My heart was so full!
|This is the fun tshirt that I received for adopting Chula! And the little donkey |
soap was a gift from Nadene -- she is the sweetest!
|Today, May 2, my feature is up on the sanctuary website!!! Me and Chula!|
|When we returned to the resort, we had lunch with our sanctuary group and then relaxed |
for the rest of the day. This is Chris and I at the pool...ahhhh! And those green
wrist bands...oh they were incredible! We paid for nothing!
|The sunset on my birthday was sooooo beautiful!|
|That evening, we had the FDLIC award ceremony and a very nice buffet dinner...and I wore my new StitchFix maxi dress! It was a nice "last evening" to our trip.|
After dinner and a birthday drink (mojito) with our friends, we headed up to our room to pack our bags...we'd be leaving the next morning at 10:30 am for the airport...