Becky and I visit Will in Albuquerque about every six weeks. For our March visit, we wanted to enjoy the fresh spring weather! We drove out to Wildlife West, which is sort of a tiny zoo with all rescued animals. We were the only patrons, and the place hadn’t been spruced up for the crowds yet, but we still learned some things, and saw some interesting creatures. On our way back, we continued the tradition of going to Rita’s for some Italian ice.
Another day we had Will take us on a tour of the ABQ BioPark Zoo, which he has visited multiple times but we’ve never seen. He was a great host, and we had fun. We spent a lot of time just relaxing and being together at our funky Airbnb, which had a jetted tub the size of a large yard pool, and walking around the neighborhood. We also spent a day driving around and visiting Roadside America sights (post forthcoming).
Will is doing fantastically. In the past he’s always had trouble with boredom and adversity, and he’s handling both of those things much better now. The Sandhill staff is describing him as sometimes acting as a leader and a role model among his peers, which gives him a lot of pride – he’s never been in that position before. This was our smoothest, easiest visit to date, and we had a really good time.
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