After the excitement of horseback riding, we had our very own guided tour of the herpetology department. In case you are wondering, herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles. Grandpa Pete knew two students who work in the herpetology lab and were in town on July 3, and who were willing to give us a tour.
Here is a small disclaimer: I HATE reptiles and amphibians. But the kids liked them! The students retrieved an absolutely enormous python from its cage - it was over 13 feet long - and let it stretch its, er, legs down the hall. The kids were fascinated. I was faintly repulsed.