So, summer is here, and the English school term is near its conclusion (or, at least, it is in sensible schools - there are some which have another month or so to go); as a teacher, this is a fantastic time of year. And thoughts, inevitably, turn to zoo visiting.... For the past few months I have been planning a trip to a chunk of the "rust belt' of America. I did flirt, a little, with the idea of Texas - as discussed in this thread, here - but in the end settled for a part of the north in which a whole host of, hopefully, good to very good zoos will be seen. One drawback: how does one give a song-themed title to a thread primarily based on the zoos of Ohio? I had contemplated Neil Young's "Ohio", but a song detailing the deaths of student protestors seems a little morbid. Rust Never Sleeps - also by Neil Young - had a certain appeal, but.... no. So, in the end I've gone for an old murder ballad about the Ohio River, even if I probably won't go very close at all to said river during the week for which I am away.