Yay! I finally have access to the computer with photos! I hope to have some quilt block pictures to share tomorrow, but in the meantime I thought I’d show Round 1 of our Colorado vacation pictures. (I know, I can hear the excitement from here b/c other people’s vacation photos are simply The. Best.) 🙂
They had a couple dozen giraffes and a walkway built high around it. You obviously couldn’t feed the giraffes just anything, although Julia tried to give them popcorn. You bought special giraffe crackers for cheap and then found a willing giraffe. You could feed them over the fence as we did, but the little ones could also feed them through the fence posts.
Julia LOVED it, and wanted to feed them her popcorn too. Elena was a bit grossed out by their tongues and wanted down pretty quickly!
The zoo really is built on the side of the mountain, and you actually climb the equivalent of an 11 story building from the entrance up to the grizzly bears at the top.
I don’t have any pictures of the real grizzly bears (which was an awesome exhibit), but here are ours (with their cousins whom we were visiting):
And here’s an example of the great views of Colorado Springs you got as you kept climbing up the zoo.
Another exhibit the girls LOVED and that we spent forever in was with the sea otters. They had a bunch of them and they were so playful!
But, wouldn’t you know it, one of the biggest hits of the zoo were…the animal benches.
Ha! Who cares about REAL animals when you can climb on the fake ones!
The girls had a great time. The animals were mostly awake, the tigers played like kitty cats, and we walked in 80 degree temps instead of the 100s. Heaven!
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