Would you travel an hour on the coldest day of the year to meet a porcupine? My answer to this question is, “Yes”.

It was more than meeting a beautiful North American creature without the confines of a cage. It was an opportunity to learn about the species from Wildlife Rehabilitator, Radio Personality and a lover or all things Iceland, Gerri Griswald. Most know her as the "bat lady" for her wildlife rescue work and for her passion for living life to its fullest.

Gerri expertly navigated facts and practical knowledge in a captivating and entertaining way. We learned to be on the look out for porcupines crossing the road as they are very slow and don’t respond to horn honks. She shared what it feels like to be quilled and the special bonds that developed with porcupines who assumed co-educator roles with her.

The intersection of an audience of porcupine enthusiasts, an engaging wildlife guru and a guest of honor porcupine stirred up the kind of daycation karma that leaves one glowing. It was an adventure that you look back upon and say, “I’m glad I did that!”

What kind of daycation experience makes you feel the same?