After I trudged all the way back from Three Acre Bog, I was fit to be tied! I wasn't afraid anymore, I was mad. I went back to the platform to thank Conductor Bob for all his help.
"Good news!" cried Bob, "I found her!"
"Ella, where have you been?" I demanded. "I've been looking all over for you! You were lost for like 3 hours!"
Ella rolled her eyes and explained to me that she was never lost.
She knew where she was the whole time!
As Ella and I walked back to the kitchen, she told me of her adventures.
First, Ella boarded the train and headed out to Three Acre Bog. While she was there, she begged Mike to take her for a spin around the bog on the picking machine.
Mike said he was sorry, but he thought it was too dangerous for elephants. He said "Ella, there are rides over there that are superfun! Go check 'em out!" and sent her back to the park.
Ella was psyched to find one of her own kind who was friendly enough to have a picture made.
Ella enjoyed the carousel, but she did spend a lot of the ride looking at her reflection in the mirrors!
I hope Melli forgives me for misplacing Ella! Surely Ella's independent spirit is no reflection on me!