We are here in Colorado Springs for some more training for the business, and while Mark is training today, I took Boo and went to see a long-time friend and her beautiful family. After that, Boo and I went to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. It was breathtaking! The views were spectacular and the lay out of the zoo was incredible. You do not feel like you are in a zoo at all, until you get the the Primate exhibits and smell the "monkey house" smell (yuck!). The zoo is built on the Mountain and I believe it is the only zoo in the country if not the world that is like this.
We saw giraffes, (check out the giraffe cams) elephants, meerkats, bears, peacocks, mountain lions and more. I was amazed that these creatures, especially the ones native to Africa, were out in the snow and fairly chilly (40's) temps.
Tomorrow is my day for training and then Sunday we hope to return to the Garden of the Gods (incredible) and try for Pike's Peak. I can see Pike's Peak when I look out of my hotel window.
The hotel is great. It was last time I was here in October. Great people, full-cook to order breakfast included with your nightly rate, great food, and clean rooms. Best of all... NO MOLD! Refer to my earlier posts about our last get away if you are interested. Here is a post that shows the mold.
I really love it here. And my breathing seems to be much better, however it could be the medication helping as well. I don't think I am really ready to go for a run just yet, but I am dying to!
Enjoy the pictures below. I'll post more as soon as I can!
The view just outside our window (Pike's Peak)
A small glimpse of the view the giraffes have, and yes, that is snow...
This one was licking the snow. I found this very cool, literally! I think it was 37 degrees today. How do these creatures survive in this cold. I mean, they are from Africa aren't they? Last I checked, snow was only in the movies there...
"MOM...He's eating a huge snow cone!
This guy was happy to pose for me!
Hello Mr. Speckled Bear!
The view looking up from about midpoint at the zoo
The view in the same spot, looking out over Colorado Springs