The best part of the Riverbanks zoo in Columbia was feeding the dive-bombing Lorikeets and the massive goat-like beasts (or just simply "goats"!). Otherwise, yes, zoos continue to depress us. In Charlotte, we escaped the muggy-aired downpour by spending an afternoon in Discovery Place - a so-so entertaining child science discovery centre (I mean c'mon, "rat basketball"?... sheeple actually sit there with pom-poms cheering on their rat to score hoops!?!). A better time was had riding the glass elevator at the hotel.