In a few weeks we will reach the one year mark since I was able to donate a kidney to my bro. Yay!!! It was fitting that this weekend we both participated in the National Kidney Foundation walk in Baltimore. After the awful journey Z has been through, I was beyond happy to support and raise money for the foundation. (Z was able to raise slightly over his goal of $1000.)
The turn out was pretty good, despite the overcast, slightly rainy day. But, the best part was the fact that the walk took place at the Maryland Zoo. Woo Hoo!!! I can't even tell you the last time I went to the zoo. Take my word, it's a damn good time.
Z shelled out a few bucks and was able to feed the giraffe.
This pic is one of my favorite.
I can't even decide which was the highlight for me. The polar bears were adorable. I know you shouldn't, but I just wanted to hug one. The rhinos were pretty kick-ass. (or better yet, they looked as though they could kick some major ass.)
The leopards were terrifying and had teeth that could pretty easily rip my arm off.
However, I was surprised how calm the cheetahs were. Their "meow" sounds just as high pitched as a house cat. Weird huh???
Oh HOLD UP! The best part... Z entered in a contest at the bear den.
Some silly quiz about bears, but he WON!
Bet you can't guess what the prize is???
We get to go back and spend a day "behind the scenes" with the polar bears.
I'm SO very excited. Maybe I will get my hug after all.
Anyway, I was happy to participate
and I wish many years of continued health to my brother.