Cold Splash Parks and a Warm Zoo in Michigan

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Mark, Margo, and their boys were also in Michigan during our stay, and we planned a trip together to Marysville to see Laura’s Aunt Linda and her family. Mark did not make the trip because he had to work, but “work” in this context may or may not be code for “building a Wizard Tower in Clash of Clans.” At any rate, he missed his son Miles once again transforming an ordinary playground into an Arena of Death, possibly because he chose to build an Arena of Death in Clash of Clans.

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If you aren’t defying death, it just isn’t fun.

The kids also played on the only merry-go-round left in the Western world.

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merry go round

You’ll notice Laura wearing a jacket in the above picture. That’s because it was a bit chilly, very windy, and a little rainy, all of which did nothing to prevent this:

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Here, Drew attempts to outrun the cold like in the very bad movie “The Day After Tomorrow”

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I’M COLD AND MY WATER CANNON WILL MAKE YOU COLD, TOO!

Eventually, the kids realized they were cold and came out of the splash park, and the chilly weather did not stop them from having a blast.

The next day, Laura, John, Diane, and I had planned to take McKenna to the Detroit Zoo, but some early rain had us thinking twice about that. As it turned out, the rain stopped at about one and the day at the zoo was perfect.

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McKenna liked seeing the birds at the zoo but wasn’t so wild about the butterflies, which she seemed to think would team up to fight her.

Groundhog Day

McKenna looking for flying groundhogs.

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POLAR BEAR!

IT’S A POLAR BEAR!!!

The polar bear alone was worth the price of admission to the zoo, and we got to see it swim right over the underwater tube in the polar bear habitat. It was probably for the best that Miles was not with us to transform the polar bear habitat into another Arena of Death.

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