Wednesday, July 19, 2006

A trip to the zoo.

Daughter the Younger was away from home having some sleepover fun, so I asked Daughter the Eldest what she'd like to do with the day we were spending with Granny. "Go to the zoo!" was the reply.

It was hotter than the hinges of Hades when we made our way to the zoo on the 15th. We had an amply stocked roll-y cooler, and a vow to not get in too big of a hurry. A highlight was going through the Penguin and Puffin area, which is kept really cold. Like 45 degrees cold. We pretty much made it around to everything but the River's Edge area. Daughter, Granny, and I made it back home and pretty much collapsed into the wonder that is a cool, air-conditioned home.

Even though it was eleventy billion degrees, we had a good day.

Above is a photo that the young 'un took of the sweet little prairie dogs. They were studying us every bit as much as we were studying them.


Cate said...

I love that phrase, "hotter than the hinges of Hades!" I've never heard it before, but it describes the weather to a tee!

Glad you're posting again!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Glad to see you back.

What a great mom to brave the heat to fulfill her daughters wishes.