My next door neighbors from Ohio were in Colorado for the week and wanted to meet up on Friday afternoon. I found a cute little town, Idaho Springs, between Vail and Denver to meet for lunch at explore.
We love the Flowers family and were so happy for them to meet Collins. We need to make a trip back to Ohio soon to introduce Collins to all of our friends and family there.
After lunch, DLW and I continued up to Boulder, CO. We had heard great things about Boulder and decided it was the perfect overnight trip for our mini Spring Break. We stayed at the Boulder Marriott; they did not offer a military discount that weekend but they did offer a AAA discount- make sure you check both if you have both.
We had a delicious dinner and drinks at Mountain Sub Pub & Brewery and walked around the Pearl Street Mall.
Saturday morning we strolled across the parking lot to The Buff. Hands down the best breakfast we've had in a looooong time. I devoured my Ole´ skillet and an Ice White Buffalo latte in a Mason jar.
After about twenty minutes of pushing our stroller up the rocky path in high winds we accepted defeat and turned around. Our Graco jogging stroller's tires were low and not meant for this kind of activity.
Our Spring Break continued on Sunday when we went to Serenity Springs Animal Sanctuary. Serenity Springs is home to over 120 animals including lions, tigers, ligers, bears, lemurs, and many others. All of the animals were surrendered and will live out the remainder of the lives at the sanctuary where they are well fed and cared for.
Serenity Springs often has baby lions and tigers available for photos and playtime for an additional charge. This weekend was the first weekend they had black bear cubs! We couldn't pass up an opportunity for a family photo with a baby bear.
I couldn't have asked for a better weekend with my little family. Collins is a great little traveler and is already a road trip pro like her parents. We will consider this our first of many family Spring Breaks.
- Do you take a "Spring Break" every year?
- Have you ever held a bear cub?