So when I heard that my nieces have a day off from school next Friday, I scrambled to make a three-day weekend out of it for our family and we are going to head up to Colorado Springs (never been) for the weekend. It looks like there will be a lot of awesome autumn color, as well as a whole slew of fun activities available for our family.
One thing I'm really looking forward to seeing is the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. I was just reading about their prolific and well-known reticulated giraffe program there. And you know I love giraffes! Plus, they have okapi at the zoo, a close relative of the giraffe (I've never seen one in real life).
|Click the image above to link directly to the zoo's giraffe cam.|
In addition to a giraffe cam, they have a meerkat cam -- which is probably my second favorite animal thanks to the show Meerkat Manor.
I'm so excited to visit this new-to-me zoo, but also to explore a new-to-me city! I'm hoping for a fun weekend ahead.
P.S. Our intention was to visit our friends in Phoenix, but they forgot to consult with us before making their own plans to leave town! Two very busy families ... it makes reconnecting that much more sweet when we can.