Who plans a vacation trip that is mostly outside walking and touring and seeing things in parks and beside lakes and at zoos, etc. when the heat index is above 100F? Well, I guess we do!
We have returned - without heat stroke (by nothing but sheer luck) - and I have photos to share. But let me get caught up first and then you'll have some photos to see of the things we saw.
Southwestern Kentucky and Land Between the Lakes was 95-98F with a heat index of 100F each day there but St. Louis, Missouri!!! was 98F-99F with a heat index of 105F each day there. The zoo animals were not even out, being much smarter than the few humans walking around and wilting in the heat. It felt absolutely refreshing to come home to 85F weather and a nice breeze.