These goats were loving the sun. They were probably meditating and getting ready for the mob of school children heading their way in a few minutes.
I relaxed after being in their space of calm.
It set the pace for us as we continued our trek through the park.
A day at the zoo was our gift to Melissa for her 23rd Birthday.
Happy Birthday Melissa!
I was impressed with all the new exhibits at the zoo. This is under construction.
I'm obviously not wasting my free time stuck in malls and parking lots for Christmas. I've come to realize that I can choose to do what really makes me happy. Being outdoors in Nature and with my family is a much more memorable and pleasant way to spend my time. Every year it gets easier to not get caught up in the commercialism and consumerism of the holidays. I'm not at all interested in getting presents and I don't have any money to waste on gifts that I do not know if the receiver will even appreciate. Most likely "not" because they won't be expensive or the latest name tag or logo. It's all so boring and I'm not going to play the game. I've had enough of commercials and advertisers (and relatives) telling me what I should have. I am grateful for what I've got and that is enough.