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Giraffes

We had been excited to visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo since we saw the photos of their giraffes. Expectations were meant and exceeded. It was a very nice zoo but the giraffes were simply magical. With the elevated platforms visitors are eye-to-eye with the giants and they are just soooo amazing.

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Link to more Cheyenne Mountain Zoo photos.

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Morning at Garden of the Gods

We decided to get up early to see sunrise at Garden of the Gods. The clouds and lighting weren’t great but it was still a lovely sight. Then we stopped for  a quick Starbuck’s latte before heading to the zoo.

More Garden of the Gods photos.

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Garden of the Gods

We were able to make a quick visit to the Garden of the Gods park before dinner.GotG_DSC04202_b

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Museum of the Rockies

Today we visited the Museum of the Rockies, home of the famous T-Rex specimen. We expected to spend a couple of hours here but there was so much to see and read we ended up staying the entire morning. It was terrific.

Here’s a link to an album of photos.

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Beartooth Highway

The Beartooth Highway has been on my travel destination list for many years and we finally made it. The voyage did not disappoint. What marvelous scenery. At almost 11,000 feet the views were spectacular and ever so varied. There were extensive plateaus, snow-covered peaks, glacial lakes, deep valleys….

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Dickinson to Billings

Today was a leisurely 318-mile drive from Dickinson, ND to Billings, MT.  We arrived early enough to stop by Zoo Montana which turned out to be a disappointment. There were few animals although the two bears were entertaining.

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TRNP – Day Two

We spent all morning and part of the afternoon in the South section of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The terrain was a bit more interesting than the North section and we say countless bison –some very up-close–, wild horses, and prairie dogs.

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