It is not our usual plan to stay in St.Louis during the hot days of summer. However, a variety of circumstances has made it necessary for us to remain here, and that is fine with me because it allows us more visits with our daughter and grandson. They spent the past week with us and we kept busy outside despite the very warm weather. Last Tuesday we visited the St.Louis Zoo where our first stop was the Children's Zoo. In the playground of this area I was pleased to see the concrete hippo which use to be located elsewhere in the zoo. Through the years our children loved to climb up into the belly of the sculpture and then come out of its mouth. Melissa could not get into it as she once was able to, but at least she could sit in it with her son Nathan.