My sons have been getting antsy to go to the zoo recently, but of course with the pandemic, that hasn’t been possible. So every once in a while, we’ve been going for an old-fashioned car ride, like I remember doing with my folks when I was a kid. We crank up some one-hit wonders from the 1980s and head out looking for animals. Sometimes we find some; sometimes we don’t. Either way, I enjoy the time with my boys talking and singing, away from video games and cellphones. So if you have time, take a drive and see what’s out there.

A juvenile bald eagle looks for fish as it flies over Allouez Bay on May 15. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A juvenile bald eagle looks for fish as it flies over Allouez Bay on May 15. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

A bear sits just off Moccasin Mike Road in Superior near the city’s landfill. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A bear sits just off Moccasin Mike Road in Superior near the city’s landfill. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

A beaver swims off the shore of Billings Park in Superior on May 12. The beaver would slap its tail on the calm water before diving under to emerge in a new spot. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A beaver swims off the shore of Billings Park in Superior on May 12. The beaver would slap its tail on the calm water before diving under to emerge in a new spot. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

A fox dashes around a tree as it chases a young rabbit at Central Park in Superior. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A fox dashes around a tree as it chases a young rabbit at Central Park in Superior. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

A turkey walks along the tree line on County Road H near Brule on May 24. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A turkey walks along the tree line on County Road H near Brule on May 24. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

A deer looks up from eating along the road near Gordon. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A deer looks up from eating along the road near Gordon. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)