What a weekend!!!!!!!!
It started with a wonderful brunch at Fiddlehead (awesome restaurant in West Seattle)
After brunch we were on our way….on our way to SLOTHS!!!!!!!! That’s what Dave got me for my birthday surprise. He took me to this sloth sanctuary to hang out with, feed, and pet what felt like a million sloths 🙂 Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day:
I thoroughly enjoyed feeding them, I’m pretty sure I fed them most of what the staff provided us.
The girl who took us on the tour was VERY informative. She knew so much about these sloths (as well as all the other animals they had at the sanctuary – which was a lot). The sloths were quite funny, they love to eat so they roamed around their little habitat going up to all the different people on the tour and trying to “hook” them to get food. If you haven’t seen a sloth “hook,” it’s adorable and you can see it in this cute video. Unfortunately, if they don’t recognize your smell or voice they will try to bite you (I know, I couldn’t believe it either), so you have to not let them “hook” you and feed them carefully.
There was a baby named Hemingway, and he was soooo cute:
Hemingway was very vocal (they sound just as cute as they look)!
Because they are so slow it was easy to get great shots of them! I have to admit if I could quit my job and move in to the house next door to the sloth sanctuary I would do it tomorrow. I had so much fun and I highly recommend taking the tour at the Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center & Sloth Sanctuary. They are very nice and it was such a surreal experience.
Dave really outdid himself with this birthday adventure, makes me so excited for the future 🙂 I’ll leave you with Hemingway, the baby sloth, sun bathing.
April 21, 2014 at 7:00 am
SO amazing, Nicole! I had no idea this place existed. My sister just visited the sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica a couple months ago…now I think she and I will take a road trip so we can get a sloth fix much closer to home! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure–I love seeing you so happy. 🙂
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April 22, 2014 at 3:52 am
Aww thanks Amy!! I’m jealous that you went to Costa Rica! Our travel list is Japan, Italy, India, and then Costa Rica so I’m afraid it will be a while before I get there. Luckily this place exists, eh?