Sunday, August 09, 2009

Denver: Day 6

Warning, this post is very heavy on the photos!

On our last day in Denver, we treated the kids to the Denver zoo. Here are a couple of photos of downtown Denver:

Josie told Austin to look for a street that reminded him of her:

At the zoo, they had these gorgeous golden statues at the entrance:

And then we saw...

a hyena,

some zebras,

a beautiful tiger,

& some giraffes.

Isn't this cool? I sure wouldn't want to meet a real one!

Jonah loved the bison.

Look, I'm actually in a picture! LOL!

Jonah's favourites: the hippo...

& the rhino.

(I love this shot of Sage and jonah watching the penguins!)

This guy was so funny to watch!

The wall Austin and Sage are standing in front of is made of carpeting! It was so cool!

At the Congo section, Jonah and Sage got to try out some bongos.

This gorilla looked so sad.

Look! They had elephants, too!

We were too cheap to buy food at the zoo for the kids (except for a bag of cotton candy on our way out), so we stopped at McDonald's for lunch. Then, we hit the road, driving north through Wyoming.

We saw a pretty rainbow,

some fabulous scenery,

and some horses.

Then, the weather turned a little nasty.

Soon, we were driving through blinding rain and hail on a two-lane highway (& of course, it was my turn at the wheel!) I couldn't get off the road because I had people behind me and it was so hard to see if the sides were clear or not. But thankfully, we made through and managed to make it to Hot Springs, SD by 9pm, which gave the kids a half an hour to play in the pool before it closed.

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Danielle said...

OMG you are making me homesick, Leigh! I miss the open land and grassy fields. I just love all of your photos! The hippo one is amazing, how did you get so close!?

Danielle said...

beautiful photos!!! looks like you all had such a fun time! :)

Anne Krashel said...

Looks like a wonderful trip Leigh. Awesome pics.

Erin said...

You've got some beautiful photos from you trip. I haven't been to Denver in a couple of years, but it sure is a great city. I'm thinking I need a trip there again soon.

Julie O. said...

Wow, you really got some amazing shots!! Glad you had a fun time!

Michell said...

wow,awesome pictures...

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