Today was the official first day of summer break for the girls and we planned a fun day in Denver. We drove up to test drive the new Rivian. At first glance the car looked amazing but upon further inspection and a quick test drive we were not that impressed with the way it drove. Seeing as this is an electric car we were expecting a smoother ride and a nicer interior. Not so much. We left the car lot and headed to get some brunch before walking around the zoo. Even though Madeline and I had just been to the Denver Zoo a few weeks earlier, it was still so much fun walking around and showing Mike and Abby our favorite animals and sections of this zoo. We saw many of the big animals before taking a ride on the carousel. Then we headed towards the elephant section and saw both the elephants and the cool monkeys swinging on the ropes. We were about to watch the elephant show when it started to rain. At first it was a light rain, and I was in line to get dippin dots for everyone. Then as I finished paying the rain started coming down harder. Luckily we were sheltered by the nearby shops with covered tables. We sat and ate our ice-cream until the rain died down and then we walked very quickly to the tropical discovery house so that we could spend some time looking at the reptiles and fish and other tropical animals. By the time we finished up in the tropical discovery zone the rain had almost all died down but there was still a hint of a storm in the air, so we decided to call it a day and headed out of the zoo and back to our car. We saw most of what we wanted while the weather was nice and so it was a very successful adventure to the zoo.