Every year the ear doctor and I got on one special Christmas date. We block out one night during the hectic season where we decline the kind offers of friends and shrug off our obligatory attendance of work holiday parties. We spend the time together, just us.
In past years we've seen White Christmas, or the Rockets, or just taken a drive through festive neighborhoods and award someone the "Griswold" award. It's my favorite night of the season.
Last night was our Christmas date. We bundled up in a million layers, bought ourselves some hot chocolate and went down the to the zoo for zoolights. They've covered the entire Denver zoo in a million little twinkle lights. It was awesome.
The air was thick with the festive spirit and the delighted screams of little kids. I don't know if they were more excited to see Santa or Dolly the elephant. Of course, we went and saw the baby giraffe who is getting bigger and bigger all the time.
And I couldn't pass up the chance to pet my favorite quadrapeds:
Do you have any idea how dumb you feel as a 27 year old person crouching, taking a million pictures trying to time the animatronic zebra to capture this image?
Anyway, it was a great night and a great surprise for me from the ear doctor. See how excited I am.
(please ignore the ear doctor's CRAZY eyes...that's his signature "blue steel" look)