Monday, October 14, 2013

Stickin' Your Neck Out

Growing up in California our history lessons in grade school included studying the Mission Trail-El Camino Real. I remember the architectural masterpieces of the California Missions made in class with sugar cubes, popsicle sticks, toothpicks, and modeling clay. The memorable field trip to Santa Barbara exploring inside the mission walls, and our sack lunches. But the most lasting memory I have of Santa Barbara is of the giraffe with the crooked neck at the local zoo.

Gemina the giraffe

Recently some friends of mine took a road trip down to Santa Barbara. Before they left, I asked them to send a postcard or at the very least, send a picture of the peculiar giraffe with the crooked neck at the Santa Barbara Zoo. That giraffe might make a good story. Well, apparently after a long life at the zoo, that giraffe had died a few years ago.

So instead of sending nothing, Bev sent this...
Captions anyone? I'll start~~~ Friar J-Bird

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