The Columbus Zoo has been Jon’s holy grail since we started dating.
It’s been his goal to go.
We have, literally, tried to go three different times. And each time we tried to go something always happened.
I got the flu.
There was a torrential downpour.
We ended up not having time.
So this time Jon laid down the law a month before we left. We were going to the zoo.
I hadn’t been in 7 or 8 years. It was just as fantastic as I remember. My parents also joined us, and it was so nice for them to have that one on one time with Bronson.
Bronson’s favorite part were the chickens in the petting zoo. That and the “BIG Chicken!” aka the Bald Eagle.
My favorite was the baby elephant that was frolicking in the water 8 feet away from me. It was amazing. We stood there for 20 minutes, just watching him. He was the cutest ever.
Jon’s favorite were the polar bears. Who were pretty damn adorable.
If you ever get the chance to go to the Columbus Zoo, go. Jack Hanna does not fuck around.