My friend and former co-worker, D, visited the elephants who live one county north of her family's home near Jamestown, Tuolumne Co., California. The preserve has been around for a number of years and has always been on my "Someday I'll get there" list. Just haven't made it yet.
Here's the organization's website for an overview of their work.
D spends half her life with her father and step-mother on the family ranch in California. Then she climbs in her mini-motorhome and treks cross-country to Austin, Texas to spend time with her daughter and granddaughter. Except that I could never happily drive the distances involved, it is an enviable life style.
Give thanks for those who care.