Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

One of the benefits of living in Colorado, is that we're a lot closer to Jay's family. His mom, brother, sister-in-law and 2 nephews live in Colby, KS, which is about a 3.5 hour drive from our house. A couple of weeks after we moved in and got settled, the family came over for a short weekend visit. They came in on Friday night and I made a nice homemade spaghetti dinner and we walked to the park for the kids (mainly Jason, who is 2) to play and burn off some energy.

Then, on Saturday we went to lunch at Cracker Barrel and then went to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. It was fabulous! All of the exhibits were built in a very natural environment and it is up in the mountains, so we saw lots of wildlife that wasn't part of any exhibit. Also, the view from up there was incredible! We will definitely be going back. We encountered a major thunder storm and had to duck for cover for a while, but that's all part of the experience of nature, right?

Another great spot was discovered to take our visitors.

I don't like crocs (of any kind)

This deer was not part of any exhibits, just visiting, like us.

Jay's brother Eric with his wife Mindy and Jason. Baby Christopher, who was born about a week ago, is still in Mindy's belly in this photo.

These grizzly's were having a major tif. It was incredible to watch them fighting with one another. I wouldn't want to make one of them mad, that's for sure.

Check out that view


The wallaby's had their own exhibit, but they were free to roam about and would walk right up to you

Jason got to feed the giraffes, which was the highlight of his day. He absolutely loves animals, but especially giraffes and they have a feeding area at the zoo. Giraffes have very long, ugly tongues, but are so beautiful and they have the most beautiful eyes.

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