Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I'm actually going to start posting again. I took Jim's advice and got my self a Wi-Fi card and now I have a decent connection speed.

So, last week I almost steped on a Garter Snake right in front of my apartment. What did I do? Well, I did what any boy would do, I went out and cought it. Then I found another one. I assume that they were just babies because their so small. My wife isn't too excited about the idea, BUT she didn't make me get rid of them. Now my animal collection consist of two fire belly toads, a fire belly newt, an African dwarf frog, and two baby garter snakes.

As some of you may know, Lindy's brother is serving a mission in Spain for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We just got our weekly letter today. Apparently he got to play with monkeys on his p-day. How cool is that. Here's his little blip on that.

Well other than that P-Day was really cool today, because, 1) We left the country (sort of) we went to Gebrotar which technecally is British, and 2) (And most improtant of all) I got to play with wild monkeys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was so cool, like I would just lean over a the monkeys would just hop onto my back. Only the smaller ones thougth because the big ones were mean and chased us. For those of you who are wondering Gebrotar is or I guess was one of the English strong holds during WWII So there are cannons there and everything. But what made it so hard to attack is that it is up on these huge cliffs. It was cool, except for the walk up there, I almost passed out, and then I had to buy water up there at the top and it was 2 Euros!!!! 2 Euros for a 10 oz bottle of water!!! But I must always remember that playing with monkeys was worth it.

Now why don't they let us play with the monkeys at Hogle zoo? Or maybe other animals like the bears or the lions or alligators? Probably its for our own good.

1 comment:

FeatherSky said...

Hiya, I linked over from a coment you left on Betsy's blog :)

That is so cool that your Brother in law went to Gibraltar!!! My husband and I went backpacking for our honeymoon and one of our stops was a week in Gibraltar. They told us there was no camping so we stayed a week in one of the abandonded gun ports (ha! just try and tell us there's no camping!)! We hiked up to the top of the Rock and got a bunch of photos of the monkeys climbing all over us too. The locals were calling us crazy and we didn't know why until two of the monkeys got in a fight. They have crazy long teeth and fight like wild. We got a kick out of it anyway :)

Ahh, memory lane :)