We have managed to squeeze in some fun, though. Last week the children and I visited my parents. We go at least once a summer. This year's visit was similar to last year's, except Henry met a sad demise a few months ago, so no Henry this time.
We did go to the zoo one day. This is the same zoo I went to as a child. It's not very expensive and not very big, which is just the way I like it. Tigers are my son's favorite animal. He was happy to get this close, although the look on the tiger's face had me a little bit worried.
The wallabies were exceptionally cute!
And for the truly exotic animal viewing experience....
The zoo features a zip line and a sky trail. Both of my kids rode the zip line, 4 stories over the zoo. I stood near the starting platform and watched them step off, but they were quickly lost from my sight among the trees, so unfortunately I have no photos. My mom and sister had a good view from below, and cheered as the kids zipped over their heads.