My friend, Deanna, called me up out of the blue on a beautiful March day and asked if we'd like to join her and the kids for a trip to the Denver zoo. Apparently every other Denverite in the area had the same idea, because the place was so packed that we drove almost a mile away from the zoo entrance searching for parking. There was none to be had.
So instead we decided to stop at the big beautiful wooden playground and park that did have a couple of parking spots left. The kids loved it and no one was too disappointed about the zoo, so it all worked out. I've blurred Deanna's kids' faces because she prefers not to have their pictures published online. Two of our foster kids were at school that day, but the oldest had the day off.