I left Dayton at 8:05am, and arrived in Indianapolis at 9:45am.  Destin had let me know they arrived much earlier than their anticipated 10:00am arrival.  I had memorized my exits, streets, and turns, and replied I would be there right at 10:00am as discussed earlier in the week.

Well…

The exits were not available due to construction, or just not there as noted on Google Maps.

After four stops to request directions, one from a police officer who worked in a completely different neighborhood, I found myself no closer to the zoo. In fact, the officer’s directions took me in a complete circle.  I was getting a bit frustrated, and agitated. Finally, I decided to head downtown toward Washington Street since I knew exactly where it was, and ignore all the previous instructions directing me to the street.  Within a few minutes, I was pulling into the zoo’s parking lot. However, once in the zoo, I could not locate the family’s location because there were no markers directing visitors to the various areas, and the map simply was not clear. I was not impressed with this portion of the zoo visit.

Before long, I was hugging Quintin, who I had not seen in two weeks, and my beautiful niece and nephews. My grumpiness and tension headache began subsiding.

We had a delightful three to four hours at the zoo, and of course, I had my camera.

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