Miss D. and I had a pleasant day yesterday. We spent the morning visiting the Kansas City Zoo, which is one of the best of its kind either of us have seen. (The Red River Hogs were fat and lazy – perfect grilling material, as far as I’m concerned! I suppose it’s a good thing Lawdog wasn’t with us. He and I would probably have driven other visitors nuts with our shared appreciation of how barbecue-ready many of the African animals were! The kudu, eland, springbok and others looked well-fed and fit, ripe and ready for serving. What can I say? I’m an African boy. I’ve eaten enough of all of them in my time to make me hungry for more!) Miss D. was in ecstasies over the irresistibly cute sand cat. I have a feeling that, given half a chance, we’d have one in our hotel room right now, on its way to join our brood at home.
We left Kansas City early in the afternoon, and made it as far as Edmond, OK before we felt too tired to continue. We contacted Jennifer and Evyl Robot, and shared supper with them and their son at Haigets, an Ethiopian restaurant. The food was delicious, even more so to me because I’m familiar with East African recipes, so it brought back many memories. We’ve made a mental note to bring our friends up here from northern Texas for an extended supper sometime, even if it is a two-and-a-half-hour drive. The food’s worth it! (I bought a couple of dozen meat and vegetable samosas to take home with us. I have a real weakness for them, and these were good enough to be irresistible.)
We’re about two and a half hours from home, so we’ll head out at our leisure this morning, and hopefully be there by lunchtime. We expect to be drooled on, shed upon and generally fussed over by our cats, who’ll be alternately ecstatic that we’re home, and annoyed with us for going away in the first place! Clearly, it’ll be all our fault, whatever happens.
I’ll try to put up another blog post this evening. God willing, normal blogging schedule will resume tomorrow.