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  • Writer's pictureJessica Cocco

Time to Explore Colorado

Our first stop was Peyton, CO, just outside the Springs. With its stunning natural beauty, Colorado has quickly became our favorite destination. The first week, while Henry embarked on his cruise adventure, Momma savored some well-deserved alone time amidst the splendor of Colorado.

The weather here is nothing short of remarkable, with pleasant daytime temperatures followed by enchanting snowfall at night. It's a magical blend of warmth and winter wonderland that truly captures the essence of the state.

Our days in Colorado Springs were filled with awe-inspiring sightseeing excursions. One highlight was the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (6,700 feet about sea level!) where we had the extraordinary opportunity to feed giraffes. Trust us, witnessing a giraffe's tongue up close is an experience you won't soon forget!

Venturing to North Cheyenne Mountain, we were greeted by panoramic vistas that left us speechless. The Garden of the Gods, also completely jaw-dropping. The rugged beauty of the landscape truly took our breath away.

No trip to Colorado would be complete without indulging in its culinary delights. We started one of our days with a delectable breakfast at Mountain Shadows Restaurant, a true hidden gem featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. From there, we embarked on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway journey, ascending to heights of 11,000 feet. The views were simply breathtaking, offering glimpses of neighboring states like Kansas and Oklahoma on the clear, crisp day.

The Royal Gorge Train excursion was another highlight, treating us to more stunning scenery and a delightful onboard lunch. However, it was the Pikes Peak experience that truly stole our hearts with its unparalleled vistas and unforgettable moments.

As our time in Colorado Springs came to an end, we set our sights on Central City, a charming destination nestled amid the mountains. Though just a short distance from the bustling city, Central City feels like a world away, offering tranquility and charm amidst its historic streets and scenic surroundings.

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