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Fall Vacation

Pop Rocks and I recently headed over the mountains towards Carolina. We were excited to be apart of my brother's wedding and spend some time with my parents. Unfortunately, because of the accommodations for the wedding we had to leave Mary at Pop Rock's parents house for the week. We missed her terribly as we always do when we are out of town.

The wedding was beautiful. It was in the mountains between Georgia and South Carolina. They are a beautiful couple and we are privileged to be their siblings! 


After the wedding Pop Rocks and I returned to my parents house where we spent time with them and exploring the town. We popped in at the zoo and those are amazingly the only pictures I took the whole trip!

This giraffe was hoping to get some food. We didn't feed its, that probably why it looks sorta sad. Its really neat to see them so close though! I didn't pet it because they were kind of aggressive about their lettuce of which I had none. Anyway, check out the one in the background. Its trying to feast on the post. 

Its kind of hard to see in the picture but these two lynx were using each other as pillows. It was super cute! The picture isn't very good, but it was still adorable!

This grizzly bear was in a super playful mood. As we were watching it jumped in the pool and went for a swim. Then it came out and was just chilling on the rocks that create the boundary of his enclosure. His partner wasn't much for the rain and was chilling inside.


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