There we were, 2 weeks before school started up again and we hadn’t yet taken a summer road trip. We realized we had a free week on the calendar and it was like the stars were aligned for us to take one. We presented two options to the kids… 1) the beach or 2) the mountains. They all voted mountains, so we packed up and headed to Colorado Springs, a place we visited 6 years ago on our first long family road trip. I was stoked because I just love the mountains so much and hope to move to Colorado one day, wife permitting.
Day one found us at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, one of our favorite zoos we’ve ever been to. We fed the giraffes (twice!). We watched grizzlies punching each other in the water. We got to see some rare wolves during feeding time. And we got to feed the birds (twice!)…it’s so well laid out and it’s on a mountain so you get a solid workout, too. We also got to see some lions ‘mating’ which was pretty cool, ha.
It’s been a while since we’ve gone out on a Solar adventure. So I’m glad to be able to post some images from our latest adventure to the Everglades / South Florida. We had a few days to do whatever the heck we wanted and we loved every second of this trip…including the hard stuff like flight delays and rain storms.
*This trip was sponsored by Alamo Car Rental.
We sure do love our Crazy family. People we love dearly. All brought together by time spent at the What If Conference. This was the 3rd trip our families have taken together. The first was in the Great Smoky Mountains, and the second was our spring break trip to Panama City, Florida. It’s such a beautiful thing to see the kids bond so well with kids from all over the country. And to do this repeatedly as well. To watch their friendships deepen as well as ours. This was also the first trip we introduced the card game of Werewolf to the kids…which is a whole other story…