Joe informs us that the only zoo around here is the Kantor family. But he's wrong. There's actually the African Lion Safari less than an hour away. So off we went, friends in tow, to proudly share with them the lions and elephants native to our area. Sadly for Joe, this was also the day he started showing the signs of, what we later found out to be, strep throat. He and I ended up cuddling in the backseat of the van while the rest hung out with the animals. Maybe we hit summer too hard, too fast, and now it's time to lay low in our own zoo for a while.