For the last leg of our trip, we stayed at a dude ranch in Woodland Park, just north of Colorado Springs. Brady got to ride Star for 30 whole minutes; he was in heaven.
Gig 'em : )
We went to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo which was really beautiful. Feeding the giraffes was really fun.
We also scheduled a special "encounter" with a hippo. We got to visit the area where the food is prepared and have a special tour with the zoo keeper. Brady was thrilled, but a little apprehensive.
We also spent an afternoon at the "North Pole" near Pikes Peak. My mom has pictures of her and her brother at the North Pole when they were about Brady's age. We went on a Monday, so the lines were really short and Brady got to ride a lot of the time with no lines. He had a ball!
Brady loved riding these little cars with Papa. The photo below shows a picture of the giant Santa slide; the close up photo is above.
Grammy mostly sat with Anna Belle in the shade. The altitude was really getting to all of us (except Brady), so we all spent our share of the time recovering in the shade and drinking water.
This little guy loves motorcycles.
The trip home was better than I had expected. We left the ranch at 2:45 AM and drove straight back to Houston. We arrived home around 9:30 PM. Both of the kids did really well, considering their ages. We really had a great trip, but we're all glad to be home and reunited with Daddy : )