A couple of weeks ago we took a family trip to Florida. We left on a Tuesday afternoon and drove down to Bowling Green, KY to stay for the night. We had no plans on how far we would drive that day, but by Bowling Green everyone was getting tired and a stop was much needed. We were meeting friends in Birmingham, AL on Wednesday, so we only had about a 5 hour drive Wednesday and wouldn't have to spend another long day in the car. When we got to Birmingham we visited the zoo there for a couple of hours. It ended up being free since we are members of our local zoo and they have reciprocity. The girls had fun, there were lots of animals that our zoo at home doesn't have and it ended up not being too hot until we were getting ready to leave so we headed out for some ice cream, of course.