The day after we returned from our trip to Arizona, the unthinkable happened. Charles went missing. Even though I assured Lincoln that Charles must have just gone on an adventure, he was heartbroken and it was terrible. We tried to imagine what Charles might be doing on his adventure. Maybe he was riding in a semi-truck! Maybe he’d gone back to Arizona! Thankfully, after a few days, Charles started checking in.
First, we got an email with this picture:
Lincoln had a lot of questions like: What is Charles doing? Why is he wearing sunglasses? Who is that other guy?
After a few more days we got some postcards from that adventurous elephant. He got to ride in a hot air balloon, and on a lion!
He had a few more adventures before he made his way home. (He particularly enjoyed India).
But in the end Charles belongs with Lincoln, so once he was rested and revitalized he showed up on our doorstep ready for all the love Lincoln can dole out. And that’s a lot.