In today’s 107-degree heat, I took the kids and met a friend and her 3 children at Brookfield Zoo. Not surprisingly, the zoo was pretty deserted. We spent most of our time going from air conditioned comfort to water activity and back again, though we did ride the new Carousel this time. The Boy loved running around with his friends in the splash pad outside of the Seven Seas exhibit. We discovered a new (to us) activity in the stream/”beaver dam” behind the Hamill Family Play Zoo (The Boy kept calling it “the streamer”), and due to the frigid temperature of the water, we were all able to keep cool. Both kids (and me) were red in the face and sweating profusely. I am exhausted from the heat.