On the way down I realized I forgot my sunnies and asked if we could stop somewhere for me to buy a new pair. When we FINALLY got on the main road to get to where ever he was taking me, we found a Kohls - one of my favorite stores. The Husband decides he needs a whole new outfit for the day while we are there! That one didn't plan for us being outside and it being warm. It was like 80* Saturday!!! I did find me some super cute tortoise shell sunnies!
We got back on the road and less than 10 minutes later I found out where he was taking me - a wild animal compound/safari!!!! Here is how it works - you drive your vehicle through this compound FULL of African animals that are roaming wild. Then you leave the compound and go through the mini zoo. Now, if you WANT, you can pay for an insider type of tour. That was the other surprise - The Husband set up a private photo tour for us. This meant we would have a guide, be able to roll the windows down, AND get up close and personal to a lot of the wildlife.
The tour wasn't for a few hours so we did the walk thru part of the excursion first. This area wasn't huge but it was a lot of fun to wander around, holding hands and seeing the animals. AND I fed a giraffe!!!!!
We found the Lory aviary where we could feed the pretty birds.
We actually didn't have any more cash but decided to go in anyway. I'm so glad we did because The Husband was able to get one to eat a Hibiscus flower out of his hand!
Can you tell he wears jeans ALL the time?!
After we ate lunch, it was time for the 'safari'. We started out in a station wagon with back windows that only rolled half way down. we talked to our tour guide and told her we were not happy with that SO she got us into a blazer and the windows went ALL THE WAY DOWN! yay! satisfaction achieved.
We took over 200 photos for the day but I will save you from all that and show you some of my favorites.
On the way home, we decided we needed some ice cream, so we stopped for Blizzards. I got the mint oreo - pass, if you get the chance by the way.
It was definitely one of my favorite anniversary things we have done so far...not that I have many to compare haha. We only just celebrated our third year of marriage and are officially into our fourth. I honestly don't know how we have already been married that long - it seems like we JUST tied the know. But so much has happened in the past three years and our lives are very different.
For those who don't follow me on Instagram, here is the photo collage I made for the past four years on our wedding day/anniversary.