A surprise is something unexpected, exciting, thrilling.
On our Hillsdale College cruise to Hawaii in 2018, we had a few hours in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. We were taking a rest in a pleasant little shopping center, deciding where to go next, when I happened to glance at a tree behind me, and saw the big snail. I got out my camera to take his picture, when I noticed, on the opposite side of his tree, a little green lizard! I never would have noticed him if I hadn’t been zooming in on the snail. And I’m pretty sure neither knew the other was there!
I also got a big kick out of this sign we saw in a coffee shop right by the dock where the cruise ship’s boat let us off. How many places do you know where kids who misbehave are offered this?
Mongoose? Someone at that coffee-shop has a great sense of humor.