Thursday, August 02, 2007

Road Trip 2007

At the end of April, we took 2 weeks off and did a road trip to Colorado. We packed a huge ice chest and stopped along the way for lunches. Both boys enjoyed the picnics.

Our first night was spent in Las Vegas. We stayed at Circus Circus, which was great for Eric. He loved watching the circus acts. Of course, we had to win some stuffed animals in the carnival area. We spent the evening walking the stripe, which was longer and harder than we thought it would be.

We drove through Zion and stayed in a tiny town called Richfield. It had a great "wings" restaurant! Then we spent a night in Grand Junction before reaching our destination: Colorado Springs!

The purpose for the trip, other than a vacation, was to stay in Glen Eyrie. Glen Eyrie was the setting for the childhood ghost stories. To be able to see it, and stay there, and walk around was so cool for me. It is an absolutely beautiful place!!

Besides Glen Eyrie, we also took in some of the local sights like the Garden of the Gods and the Cave of the Winds.

After 2 days in Colorado Springs, we started heading home by way of Camp Verde, Arizona. There is a wonderful little place called Out of Africa. It a wildlife preserve. We were fortunate enough to be there on the day where they let you follow the staff around as they feed the animals. One part of the tour leads you through an enclosure by bus and lets you feed the animals. Both giraffe and ostrich have no fear and would come right up (and IN) our bus. It was so fun!!

(In case you're trying to figure it out, that's a skinned horses head inside the lion's mouth)

(Did you know that hyenas "moo" when they are happy, and laugh when they are angry or about to attack?)


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