Since Nathan and I had never been to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we decided to make an adventure out of it. I absolutely loved this Zoo and the interaction we had with the animals....So worth the trip!
Baby's First time to the Zoo.
Feeding the Giraffes. It only cost $3, and you get a handful of lettuce. This was so worth giving up that Starbucks Latte I passed up on the way down to the Zoo.:)
This one is my most favorite photo taken the entire weekend!!!! I love that smile one daddy and on Emma!
There was no fear for Emma.
We had to stop to see Mama's Favorite Animals. You could pay $10 to feed them, but we decided not to this time.
The next two summed up how much bonding Emma had with her daddy that day. They loved watching all of the animals together. Emma especially loved the bears.
Wait she knew these pals.
Emma's favorite animals were the gorillas. Up until the huge King Kong Gorilla was banging on the glass...
After the Zoo, we headed to Old Colorado City and walked the Streets downtown. Then, we were off to Manitou Springs.
Manitou was not as fun as we expected. Maybe we just would not call it child friendly. We ate ice cream and people watched....played in a small park, and took a swim in our over sized Jacuzzi tub. The hotel was the best part of Manitou. They had exceptional service there and I highly recommend staying at the Cliff House if you go that direction for the night.
On Sunday Morning, we woke up and ate a yummy breakfast at the hotel. After, we drove home. We had our sack lunch picnic at a small school yard park in Monument. Obviously we had to play too. Emma has quite the arm muscle.
We had a very blessed weekend.