In my trusty dusty What to do as a Family in Colorado book it listed the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo as a place to visit. Well we didn't make it last year before it got too cool. Today while we were trying to make our plan we continplated a few other options before deciding that a cool day in the mountains sounded soooo much better than a hot day on a farm.
So we packed up and headed down to The Springs, I guess we have been here long enough we can't be bothered to say "Colorado Springs."
We had a blast despite the two hour car ride, but who doesn't need a little family bonding time? Yes it is set on the side of a mountain just as its' name suggests but the inclines weren't any worse than the ones at the San Diego Zoo. The cooler (ok so maybe it was in the low 80s) made it completely bareable, better than the high 90s!!
Feeding the giraffes (and I counted like 16 of them) puts the Houston Zoo to shame. We missed the elephant feeding because we were having too much fun with the giraffes. The lions, the peacocks wandering around, THE VIEWS!, pony rides, the peeing rhino, it was all awesome! And we all know how much the Ladybug loves her a zoo!!!
This is a place we WILL be going back to :)