Yesterday we took a field trip to the zoo with my friend Greta and her three oldest children. At my house, we woke up to pouring rain, but Greta reported no rain (both she and the zoo are a good bit south of us), so I packed raincoats (we can't get our HAs wet!) and off we went. The Lord gave us lovely weather all day long, pleasantly cool and no rain, and we had a great day. The kids went at top-speed all day running on the trails and playing in the play areas...they burned off more energy in one day than Greta and I ever get in a whole week! We drove back into the rain a few miles from home, so we were doubly grateful -- one, that we got so much rain at home (we've needed it), and two, that it all stayed north and not at the zoo!