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Friday, May 28, 2010


We're off to stay at an Elephant Sanctuary this weekend. (My dog-sitter is a police woman so don't take this as an invitation to burgle my house). Vision Quest and Wild Things Ranch take in abused and homeless elephants, camels, big cats etc. One of the fund-raising parts of the organization is a bed and breakfast, with cabins on stilts overlooking the elephant play ground and lake, in amongst the rolling hills near Salinas, California. We have booked two cabins for Hubby, myself, Lovely Daughter and Son-in-Law. There will be an educational one-hour walking tour in the afternoon for the three of us who consider walking a reasonable form of locomotion. Our fourth member will sit and worry that we are soon going to find ourselves with a Foster-Elephant in the garage. His worries will not spoil our day. He'll get over it.


  1. Aw, wouldn't an elephant be a cute replacement for a collie??? Maybe said hubby would appreciate the next collie much more....?

    Have fun. It sounds like a wonderful place to spend a few days.

  2. Have a wonderful time overlooking the elephants with your sweet family. I"m delighted to know that you are getting away for a couple of days.

    Give my very best to your youngsters and their papa!

  3. Elephant dung is excellent manure and who needs a guard dog with an elephant guarding your compound? Bring one home. How bad could it be?

  4. That is one of the most interesting getaways I have heard of. I want to hear about it when you get home please. Enjoy your time there and with your daughter and son-in-law.

  5. So, do you mean to say that I don't have to go on an African safari to be among elephants??? This is an amazing thing to be able to do, almost in your own backyard.

    Frankly, I'd be interested to see what you could do with an elephant, training-wise. A vision of a garbage truck-chasing pachyderm has sprung to mind.