David and I have birthdays with
just one day in between so we usually
celebrate our birthdays together.
It all started this morning with this card.
"I wanted to give you a Bear Hug for your Birthday?
Big Bear birthday hugs coming your way as
soon as I find a corporative bear."
|We had breakfast at Over Easy, a|
breakfast spot that everyone
is raving about.
|David had biscuits, gravy and hash browns|
and I had Quinioa and fruit. I was
trying to be healthy and it was good,
but next time I'll have the French Toast.
|Our next spot was the Will Rogers Sun Shrine.|
|We had heard that there was beautiful scenery|
at the shrine.
|Penrose built the shrine. He is one of the important|
early founders of Colorado Springs.
|Murals inside the shrine.|
|A view of the ceiling.|
These were all painted in the 30's and
are still vibrant.
|The almost birthday boy.|
|Part of the mural depicted the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo|
where we were headed next.
|A view of The Broadmoor from the top of the shrine.|
|David got a lot better views than I did.|
I am a little height challenged
and couldn't get too near the edge.
|A view of Colorado Springs.|
|A nice couple from Michigan took our photo together.|
|I forgot to mention that you have to drive|
through the zoo to get to the
shrine. One our way back, we
encountered a peacock ambling along.
|The giraffe herd is a major attraction|
at this zoo.
|Two handsome fellows here.|
|And finally, my bear!!!|
Yes, this guy is the real thing.
|However, he didn't give me a hug!|
I stayed a healthy distance away!
In case you haven't heard,
my favorite birthday present
this year came a little early.
My niece, Jenny, and her husband Fili
had their twin boys Alexander
and Nicholas yesterday!