As it started to rain soon after we left and didn't let up the entire time we were driving, we decided upon arrival that spending the morning outside at the zoo would be an unwise course of action (our imprudent-ness streches only so far). Along the I-74 we noticed a sign that said "Family Museum" so we figured that was worth a shot (better than turning around and going home, anyways). It actually turned out to be a lot of fun. It's designed more for older children, but there were a few things that Abigail liked. She particularly enjoyed the 1917 Model-T car in the lobby:
At that point, we figured the responsible thing to do would be to return home so that we could do our homework that still needed to get done. But the sky had cleared up and the zoo was free that day - and it was closing that weekend for the season. So we figured what the heck and spent the afternoon at the zoo. Our imprudence was tempered, however, in that we went on a day when it was free and made sure to use the drinking fountains instead of actually purchasing a beverage. Unfortunately we don't have any pictures, but Abby liked the monkeys and the giraffes. The male lion roared a few times for us. That was pretty cool. Their petting zoo was somewhat of a disappointment, however.