Zoom Zoom Zoo!

It’s official – my hubby is taking me to the zoo! And by zoo I don’t mean just any zoo. I mean the big Metro Toronto Zoo.

If you are new here, you may not already be aware but I really like animals. My husband said it was one of the reasons he fell in love with me. Apparently when I see any sort of unexpected animal on my daily journey I start to squeal and get a big smile on my face. He has told me that it is one of my most endearing qualities.

Ever since before the holidays when Telus came out with those adorable hippo commercials I’ve been jonesin’ to go and see them. I even entered an online contest and won my very own hippo! So it was a sign that I needed to go to the zoo.

A few of my twitter friends have also been talking about how much they’d love to go to the zoo too. Anytime it’s been brought up I’ve been bouncing off the walls in excitement. Once it starts to sink in and I think about the reality of the situation, I honestly didn’t think it was going to happen.

My husband takes his soccer very seriously and therefore would never miss a game – therefore Sunday’s are out. Unfortunately he’s so serious that he’d never want to go the day before a game or his legs might be pooched. As he just started a new job, we really couldn’t take any time off during the week. It seems my dreams of the zoo were dashed.

It’s not that I don’t do anything without my husband, but something this awesome I’d want to share with him. It’s been 10 years since I was there and he can’t even remember going. I really wanted to share with him. I want to see what he likes and share those that I like with him.

Well my hubby came up with a fabulous idea. We’re going to the zoo on Canada Day! It’s a Thursday. As that weekend is a long weekend his legs won’t be pooched and it might not be nearly as busy as it would be on a Saturday.

Now we just pray for nice warm but not too hot weather and no rain.

Hold on hippo! I’m on my way!!!!

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