I was probably eight or nine years old when we made our first "expedition" all the way from Norman to Lincoln Park Zoo in Oklahoma City.
If memory serves, it was a 9,000 mile journey that took about three months.I was either with Steve, or my cousins, or all of them, and possibly a sister or two.
What's clear is that we were all psyched.
For years, we had been watching Bob Jenni doing guest spots on Foreman Scotty.
Bob was always handling snakes, Gila Monsters and other critters that would kill you dead if you messed up.
I was always glued to the TV when Bob was on, quietly rooting for the snake to get loose and maybe bite somebody, just a little bit…