My three sons (not these three) and I went to my company’s summer picnic at the Cincinnati Zoo yesterday. My youngest (he’s 10) had just been to Zoo Camp the week prior, so going through the exhibits with him was like being with a miniature Marlin Perkins/Steve Irwin/Thane Maynard. I was amazed at how much he knew about the animals and their habitats… including the fact that one of the large birds in the Wings of the World exhibit (it has nothing to do with Paul McCartney) figured out how to open the automatic doors so they had to put it behind a net to keep it from escaping again.

Our kids don’t go to a lot of summer camps, but I’m sure as heck  signing up my son – and probably my daughter – for Zoo Camp again next year. Best investment we’ve made in years.

And mentioning Marlin Perkins gives me an excuse to feature this video:


And I’d be remiss if I didn’t throw in this oldie but goodie: