Visiting the Hydes was another highlight of our trip to Indiana. Ben and Alex played well with Spencer and Meg. Sam made us a delightful dinner of tapas. Charlie works at the zoo and got us a backstage encounter with an elephant. It is humbling and amazing to be next to a thousand pound living being, even if there are two keepers there to keep her in line. Then Charlie went back to work and we explored the zoo with the kids. Sam had made worksheets to help guide the experience. It was wonderful to get our growing families together and see them interact.