We're Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo!
Last Thursday I accompanied Alex's class to the Oregon Zoo for their final field trip of the year. Contrary to Alex's attire in the picture (with his buddy Eduardo), we spent the majority of the day in 50-degree rainy weather. However, most of the students (Alex included) had a fantastic time! I learned a valuable lesson, though, about the Oregon Zoo that I never knew even as my many years as a member. Never, never visit the zoo on a weekday during the first two weeks of June. Its field trip season, for sure! We shared the zoo that day with 4200 other elementary students and their chaperons. Apparently that's the norm for this time of year.