Tuesday, July 21, 2009



We took the Cog Railway to the top of Pikes Peak yesterday and ate doughnuts at 14,110 feet above sea level. Mmmm... doughnuts.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

We love the zoo

My brother and nephew drove out to join me and my niece for a few days before they head back to Illinois.

We went to the zoo again -- because I love the zoo and love sharing it with others.

Last time we were there the mountain lions were sleeping. It was a hot day and they were staying out of the sun. This time, a turkey decided to get the lions riled up. She was clucking and calling to her turkey friends, which drew the attention of the sleeping lions. My niece got some great photos of the now-alert lions, stalking the hapless turkey.
Lucky for the turkey -- and all the fascinated youngsters -- the mountain lions are contained within a fenced area with a cover.

It was the best part of our visit. It's also the closest I ever want to get to one of these powerful cats.