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 1 – Garden of the Gods

I’m finally home, but already missing the mountains. You guys will be impressed…I only took 1,630 photos while I was gone. ;)

Since I obviously will have a lot of pictures to show you, I’ll break it up into parts. These first photos are from Garden of the Gods – my favorite spot in Colorado Springs. (The first four are iPhone shots; the rest are with the big camera.) Click on them to see them bigger. Enjoy!

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I have to say I’m obsessed with my iPhone and ever so glad it exists.

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Happy Monday friends! More mountain goodness to come tomorrow. :)

~Cait