But after the questionnaire, wherein I learned enough to make me doubtful that this trip would be fun (because fun and educational ARE NOT THE SAME, says my 4th grade self), we headed past the Ladies' Open and up to the zoo.
I did retain one thing from the grueling quiz. Giraffes are a big deal at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
And that is true.
And here's what happens when you stand this close to a giraffe and turn your back on him. You get a giraffe hairdo (hairdon't?):
But there was more than just giraffes.
There was Suki, the Scary/Friendly/Dancing/Nurturing Bear, depending on what position you were in:
There were fish.
And many other animals, including a baby wombat they got to pet.
Then there was the Sky Ride to the top. Gideon and Salem and I chilled out by the grey wolf while the others rode to the top and back.
(Sorry this one is so blurry...)
|The boys and Papa|
|The girls and Grandma|
We stopped at the slowest McD's in the world on the way home and got ready for the next day...Garden of the Gods.