Our neck of the woods had over 11 inches of rain this last week. This is unheard of in the August Midwest! It looks to be a short summer as in only a few weeks the autumn activities will begin. So many interesting and fun things are crammed into autumn. I hope it will be a long season as the summer feels shortened by the rain.
Business brought Kentucky son to within an hour of us. He brought the two year along, and we met them for two days. Rain dampened our play only slightly. We went to the newly redone Bass Pro Shop which is like a zoo to a two year old. “Animals,” he shouted. It did not matter that they were stuffed as nothing moved as fast as Simon anyway! The new outdoor scenes were beautiful and alligators have been added to the live areas.
Then we went to Dickerson Park Zoo between the showers. Oh, it was SO humid and wet which definitely added to the feeling of tropical jungles in certain places. The older giraffes were particularly interested in food. I could have stayed there longer. I am always amazed by animals with long, graceful legs after a lifetime walking on my thick tree stumps.