Weekend in Colorado

I’m dreadfully behind 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 man 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

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Colorado – Last Day

Wrapping up the Colorado posts today with the last destinations from our trip…Telluride and Ouray, two enchanting little towns that boast of great pizza and great chocolate. I’m missing Colorado already. I’m having trouble picking prints out for my walls…help, please! ;)

If you want to buy any of the landscape shots, you can click here to do so.

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Just plant me a little horse ranch right here, please.

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This little place is Alyssa’s favorite spot in Colorado…Mouse’s Chocolates. Mom dies over their salted caramels.

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I know it’s hard to see, but at the bottom of this picture is a waterfall. I wish I had a picture from the other side, but it was too steep and slippery.

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Happy Monday loves!

~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