Weekend in Colorado

I’m dreadfully behindĀ posting about this trip, but I feel like I’m dreadfully behind with everything these days. I have close to 4,000 photos left to edit this month, at least 5 loads of laundry, 7 pounds to lose, and about 2 days worth of deep cleaning that I have yet to accomplish. Let’s pretend I’m not procrastinating right now as I sit here and blog, mmk? ;)

We continued our celebration of 5 years of marriage with a quick trip to Colorado Springs over Memorial Day weekend! It’s one of our favorite places, and our little getaway left us with full hearts. And stomachs.

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It is imperative that you eat at Over Easy if you’re ever in the Colorado Springs area.

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Two of my favorite views: Pikes Peak and pancakes. ;)

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The hashbrowns were killer too.

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Every single time we visit, Garden of the Gods makes me wish I lived in Colorado.

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Hiking is my happy place. (Not pictured – the fudge from the Trading Post. You need it in your life.)

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We headed to my other happy place, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in the afternoon.

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Walking around the zoo doubles as a workout because it’s literally built into a mountain.

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Andrew rocked the anniversary gifting and booked a surprise behind-the-scenes tiger encounter for us! I was THRILLED when we got to meet this beauty. His name is Ivan. :)

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I hate selfies, but tiger selfies are an exception.

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He reminded me so much of Jack. ;)

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We fed him meatballs. Haha.

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So. Handsome.

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It rained and hailed for about 15 minutes and I was bummed when I thought we wouldn’t get to feed the giraffes (the best part about that zoo), but we were super excited when we found out you could feed them inside the barn!

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Pretty sure I was getting looks from laughing really loudly. They crack me up.

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This baby lion was such a cutie.

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It’s safe to say most of our trips revolve around food. We wrapped up the day with dinner at Savelli’s!

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Funny story – we ran into two of my sweet friends from high school on their own little getaway!

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My husband loves me so much. He humored me for an hour of crazy picture-taking in the mountains – dodging the rain, illegally parking, and wrangling a giant “5” balloon. Haha. HE IS THE BEST. ;)

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It’s still hard to believe I’ve had this handsome manĀ for 5 years. :)

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I’ve got lots more to catch up on here, but I’ll save it for another post. :) Happy Monday, friends!

~Cait

Colorado Part 3 – Scenic Views

These are still in Colorado Springs…most are pretty scenery, but I threw in a few with people. ;) Help me decide which prints to order for my walls! :)

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I have to admit that I’m often very puzzled by atheists…especially when photos come out like these!

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This one ^ is possibly my favorite from the whole trip.

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These next few are from the top of Gold Camp Road, also in the Springs.

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I desperately wish I could travel the world with Andrew & Jack and take pictures for the rest of my life.

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Dad apparently doesn’t know how to make a silly face.

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These are called the Helen Hunt falls. No, sadly, they are not named after the actress; they’re named after a poet. Lol.

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Alyssa searching for service. So teenager. ;)

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Aaaand planking. Lol.

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Well, the week is halfway over. I’m excited because today is the most miserable cold and icy weather. Make up your mind, Oklahoma. Hope you all have a day of warm snuggles. :)

~Cait

Colorado Part 2 – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Could you handle all the photos in yesterday’s post? If not, I suggest you skip this one…because there are even more than yesterday. You had to know I’d take the most photos at the zoo though, right? ;) I adore Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. It is nestled in the middle of a mountain (obviously) and lets you feed giraffes, witness the world’s cutest grizzly bear alive, and it even has delicious garlic knots. What a splendid Caitlin place. ;) Again, click on the pictures to see them bigger. Enjoy!

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Seriously. Why are giraffes so awesome?

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Look at my face. I’m screaming happy screams like a 5-year old.

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This dude was my favorite.

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The most regal meerkat I’ve ever seen.

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Baby sister looks so pretty. It’s probably because I let her borrow that super cute necklace. ;)

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Give me one.

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Meet my favorite animal of the day. I named him Henry.

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I’ve never wanted to snuggle a random creature more.

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Hide and seek.

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These little hopping babes were precious.

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Be still my garlic-loving heart.

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Possibly my favorite picture of the day.

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Is it just me, or does this giraffe have swag?

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The BEST.

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Happy Tuesday loves. :)

~Cait