The kids were all gleeful about our planned zoo trip on Tuesday although I watched the weather with some fear.
A horrible heat wave was passing through and there were predicted hot and cold temperatures of well over 90 degrees.
I waited and hoped it would cool down but Tuesday afternoon came at it was already 87 degrees at nine in the afternoon. I knew I needed another plan and fast. I looked through a few websites before discovering the local aquarium. They had lots of pets, both aquatic and some non aquatic reptiles, so it was a perfect fit. To top it all off, everything was indoor and air conditioned. I didn’t even tell the kids of the change in plans. I just loaded them all up and too them to the “water zoo”. When the oldest asked about the elephants, I explained that this was a odd zoo than last time. This one has fish and sharks and seals and iguanas… He wasn’t too disappointed for long. The child wore themselves out running back and forth and looking at all the creatures. I breathed in the cooled indoor air and was particularly cheerful and so grateful for an air conditioned activity. It was superb for the kids and particularly educational but nice and comfortable too. The kids were enjoying themselves so much that I decided to buy a season pass for all of us. This is looking like it is going to be a particularly boiling and humid summer. I might as well line up some cool air conditioned activities for the next three months.