Summer heat in New Orleans is down right oppressive. It is almost cruel to have to go outside. God bless those that have to work outside in the summer time. The humidity talks most of us out of doing things during the middle of the day. This is why I love the period from mid-October to mid-April. Sure, winter can have a biting cold but there is just as much of a chance of that happening as there is of having a day in the high 60s-low70s. And on those days, the Audubon Zoo is the place to be.
At the zoo during this time, they just might ask or inquire about you. Yes, I just threw that joke out there. But seriously, the animals like to be outside at this time. We have all been to the zoo when it is too warm and the animals are hiding in the shade. Who can blame them! We took advantage of one of those days and had a great time. Plenty of opportunities for good pictures and plenty of smiles all around.
Speaking of animal fun, this weekend at the Fair Grounds there will be ostrich and zebra racing. That’s not a misprint.