I'll tell you when a good time to go to the Zoo is, especially if you're close...on Thursday nights during the summer, they have a jazz concert at the zoo. Obviously, they keep the zoo open until around 8PM, I think. It's a wonderful time to go if you want to see the animals or meet someone because hardly anyone is around the animals. They're all watching the concert (especially if it's dreary out).
I'm not too far from Danville either, Sue. Surely we could get together for lunch. :) I can see the airport from my window at work.