Monday, August 18, 2008

Photobucket Day 14 - Lions, Tigers & Dinosaurs....

We made it to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo today. This is the only zoo in America that is built on a mountain. It was great fun. We’ve tried to make it for 3 or 4 days and have been rained out. I’ll post photos later. Highlights of the trip were two grizzly’s playing and fighting on the other side of the glass. The zoo has a new baby tiger….he was fun to watch too. I bought our standard souvenir of a magnet and deck of playing cards. Lynn called while we were at the zoo. We’d hoped for another meeting to chat but it wasn’t to be this trip. Never fear, Lynn, we’ll be back. ::snort:: The zoo cost us $70. We got a military discount AND $2 off per ticket...sometimes a large family is expensive.

It began to rain as we left the zoo grounds. What great timing. We drove back out to Woodland Park and visited the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource center. This was also a fun spot for the kids. We added to our magnet and playing card collection. ::snort:: Photos to follow. The Dinosaur Center was $50 (again with a military discount).

Today's outings cost us more than any other day of the vacation....but we were thrilled to be able to fit both outings in today.

I had put round steak in the Crock Pot before we left in the a.m. so we had a nice dinner waiting when we got back to the trailer. We stopped by the BX for some souvenirs.

The boys and Mike took down tents, folded up chairs etc while we got dinner on the table. We move on tomorrow. There is so much more we'd like to see and do here, but we do need to start heading home.

©2008 D.R.G.


Cynthia said...

Isn't that the NEATEST zoo! We LOVED it! Our little one still talks about it. I'm not sure how he remembers it, but he does.

Debbie said...

We also usually have one day that seems so much more expensive than other days. Sounds like some great attractions.

So true about traveling, still so much to see and do, but you do need to go home sometime.

Anonymous said...

Boy I know a TON of kids who would love the dino's.