This past July, I made the mistake of volunteering to chaperone my daughter’s sixth grade field trip. Her class was headed to the zoo for the day, as well as I thought it would be a great chance to spend some time together; On the afternoon of the field trip, the outdoor temperature was already eighty-two degrees. I didn’t realize what a problem this would be until I saw that our transferation was a school bus. The school bus was not outfitted with air conditioning; For safety reasons, the windows only open a maximum of 2 inches. That bus was love an oven on wheels as well as the ride took forever. Between the lack of air conditioning as well as bad shocks, I arrived at the zoo saturated in sweat as well as with a migraine. I hastily figured out that the zoo is mostly an outdoor locale. The exhibits are located in direct sunlight. There was no access to air conditioning. There wasn’t even any shade or a breeze to cool us off. The youngsters were hot as well as miserable, and my group kept drinking too much water as well as needing to use the lavatory. When the two of us finally strolled into the reptile exhibit, I never wanted to leave. Thanks to the needs of the snakes, iguanas as well as other creepy reptiles, the building was air conditioned to a perfectly cool temperature. My daughter as well as her friends were not all that blissful with the reptile house. They wanted to go sit in direct sun as well as admire the lions. I bribed them with a trip to the gift shop. The gift shop was also air conditioned.