One of Austin's dreams is to go to Africa to see wild animals in their native habitats.
Well, he didn't go to Africa but he did get to attend the "Roar and Snore" program at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park in Escondido, Calif. You get to camp in tents right next to African elephants, Sumatran tigers, African lions and curvy-horned cape buffaloes. (thanks Austin for the names of those)
My Aunt and Uncle have no children of their own so they love to spoil mine as if they were theirs.(We love that!) They share a love for animals with Austin. For Austin's 9th birthday (I can't believe my baby will be 9 next month) they took him on this overnight stay that he will never forget.
Here are some of the 800+ pictures Austin and his Aunt took of all the animals. Yes, 800 were uploaded to my computer. I think Austin has taken up a new hobby (photography)
Uncle Joe and Aunt Cheryl with Austin
A dream come true. Austin watching the elephants right outside his tent.