With Chi at an invitational meet, we had a bit of time to explore.
We started at DJ Feather’s Aviary and fell in love with a Harlequin Macaw.
Then we visited a seafood store and asked the clerk to let us see the live lobsters. They put on quite a show, raised claws and sideways shimmying.
Finally, we ventured to Fair Oaks Mall, where Ri decided she could ride the escalator by herself.
I see so much symbolism in this picture… her native roots, the finish line above, the rise to the top and away from Mommy, the clapping hands and proud smile…
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~~ Ashley Smith”