|Glum on the way there|
It's a punishing trip by public transit. It takes more than an hour from our place. All the children were relatively well-behaved and I didn't have to leave any of them behind or push them into the monkey cages or anything,
|The two Nathaniels|
Happily, we did not drive through the polar bear enclosure. Although that would be exciting and full of carnage.
The kids got to handle a real live ferret. I assured them that we weren't getting one. They were disappointed. They were equally disappointed that I wouldn't bring the enormous stone horse back with us. I'm sure it would have been interesting to transport.
Just before we left we all got seriously overpriced frozen treats, which were delightful in the heat.
I spent the next day resting on my laurels, or trying to, and pointing out to Geoff every few minutes that I deserved praise and was very heroic. He bore it in relative silence.
Today I have to go and take the children out somewhere, because the somnolent effects of a big trip only last for twenty-four hours until the children explode in their normal frenetic activity. Sigh. Have a lovely day!