The kids were all happy about our planned zoo trip on Monday. I watched the weather with some fear. A horrible heat wave was passing through and there were predicted temperatures of well over 90 degrees. I waited and hoped it would cool down. Monday morning came and it was already 87 degrees at six the morning. I knew I needed another plan and fast. I looked through a few websites before discovering the local aquarium! They had lots of critters, both aquatic and some non aquatic reptiles. 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 took them to the “water zoo”! When the oldest asked about the elephants, I explained that this was a different zoo than last time. This one has fish and sharks and seals and iguanas, and he wasn’t too disappointed for long. The kids wore themselves out running back and forth and looking at all the creatures. I breathed in the cooled indoor air and was happy and so grateful for an air conditioned place. It was good for the kids and educational. 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 hot and humid summer. I might as well line up some cool air conditioned activities for the next three weeks.