The family took a trip down to Chicago this past weekend to celebrate nephew Michael’s high school graduation. We had a terrific time seeing family, catching up, eating good food, looking at Michael’s stellar photographs, doing the family thing. On Sunday we went to the Brookfield Zoo, which is probably the nicest one I’ve ever seen (I’ve never been to the San Diego Zoo, which I hear is spectacular).
On the ride back to Grand Rapids Sunday afternoon, Sara and I asked the kids what their favorite parts of the trip were. Lucy said, “Kakalooka,” or some other nonsense word. Ben said his favorite part was swimming in the pool at the hotel.
Then we asked what their favorite animal was at the zoo. Ben said, “I liked the ducks!” Lucy said, “Yeah, the ducks!” Great. Next time, maybe we’ll save the $40 and just drive down the street to Reeds Lake.