Awaiting April the giraffe to give birth – Why we are watching


Where is April’s baby? That is what thousands of people are asking concerning the New York Zoo’s most famous resident – “April the Giraffe”. For nearly two months people from around the globe have been watching and waiting for the impending birth of the predicted five foot baby calf that is suppose to pop out of her … at any time.

I confess. I am one of those people. I check her “progress” with religiously, at least twice if not three times a day. And have been doing so – for at least three weeks.

But, why do I care?

Hello Alaska! (Part 3 of “How we made a loser year end like a winner with trips to Hawaii and Alaska”)


This is the third in a series. Welcome back if you have read the first two blogs and for those who haven’t, you may wish to first check out Part 1 and 2 here.
Now to continue the story…

Nothing seemed more apropos on how to end a year that was “not stellar” than to see the Northern Lights. So, Alaska was the third of three stops on our journey to throw 2016 a “good-bye party”. By now we are “supercharged” to switch gears from being in a tropical climate to one that could be freezing.