It was over 100 degrees at the Tuscon Zoo, and many of the animals, including the brown bear, anteater, sloth, jaguar, and lots of others, were hiding “inside” where they had air conditioning.

I didn’t mind though. The enclosures, although empty, had fantastic fake rocks!

Lovely fake rocks in the amazon exhibit of the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Pro tip: if you are creating a jungle, have a good supply of CAUTION WET FLOOR signs.

The largest unnatural arch in the world is inside the Denver REI flagship store. If you go, show up early. . . there’s only one good camping spot.