The kids were all excited about our planned zoo trip on Sunday. 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 but Sunday afternoon came and it was already 87 degrees at seven 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. He wasn’t too disappointed for long. The kids wore themselves out running back and forth 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 enjoyable for the kids and educational but 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 season. I might as well line up some cool air conditioned activities for the next three months.