We met at the zoo parking lot about 9:30 AM and bought our tickets. The heat was not yet what I would call "oppressive" when we entered the zoo, but it was on its way, so we were interested in seeing as much of the zoo as possible before it became unbearable (particularly for Emily Grover, who is about to have a baby).
How to chronicle a day at the zoo with two of your favorite people during the first major heatwave of the summer? There are plenty of built in photo opportunities at the zoo. Large animal statues to pose with, large real animals to use as backdrops, large groups of strangers to enlist to help take your picture.
Thanks Emily and David for a fun morning.