The budgies are open again. This time we even saw the grizzlies out and about. We were able to have a picnic inside the air conditioned lodge. It was very hot and humid outside today.
One of G's classmates came with us and promptly fell asleep on the way home. Her dad came to get her out of the car without waking her up even.
The zoo was crowded today as well. Seems everyone else had the same idea, heh.
Don't know if you have seen or if it has even been on the news but we have had some excitement around here. A father and son Aryan brotherhood team came through town, was pulled over for routine stop and then promptly shot and killed one policeman, wounded another who died later at the hospital. Then they hid out in the Wally World parking lot, were rammed by a forest ranger, shot two more police, and were shot by police. The son was 16, had an AK-47, did the majority of the shooting, ie he killed the two officers in the first place.
This all happened within roughly three or four blocks of the elementary school where G was. All roads out of town were down to a car by car search (aka-bad interstate back up). This all happened Thursday between 10am and 2pm. I think most of the people at Wallyworld, which closed for the rest of the day, were finally able to get their autos today as it has been a crime scene since Thursday. Two officers are still in the hospital, well one of them anyway. The two dead will be honored/buried Monday.