Denver Vacation Day 2 Part 1

I’ve decided to break day 2 into two parts as it was our busiest day! It also happens to be my favorite day. We started the morning by going to DJ’s 9th Ave Cafe for breakfast. I read they had peanut butter and jelly french toast before we went on our trip, so I wanted to try that out. It was delicious. The first bite took a bit to get used to, but then it became addicting. After we received the bill, the waitress saw that I still had 1/2 of my plate left and told me I should have ordered the 1/2 order. HAHA. That would have been great to know when we ordered! The plate came with 5 slices of french toast, I could only eat two of them, and Luis tried 1. They also have strawberries and cream stuffed french toast that looked interesting.



After breakfast, we once again needed to walk off all the calories that we consumed. The weather was beautiful, so we decided to go to the Denver Zoo. I will be the first one to admit that I’m not a fan of zoos. I don’t believe in the purchase of animals and taking them out of their natural habitat for our commercial entertainment that the zoo brings. However, Luis wanted to go, and I don’t expect everyone to have the same opinions that I have. When we got there, all the animals are asleep. We went through the first few exhibits and were about to ask for a refund. We kept walking, the sky became overcast, and the animals started to come out, and we were able to see them in their “manmade” habitat.

My favorite part of the zoo was spending time with Luis. Cue the cheesy “awwww.” But, we had so much fun looking at the different animals and making sarcastic comments about parents of the year. I really enjoyed the zoo. The weather was perfect, the animals finally came out and acted semi-interested. The best part was the gorilla section of the zoo. One of the gorillas was clearly annoyed with the zoo patrons. About every five minutes or so he would run up to the glass case and bang on the window to scare the bejesus out of everyone. I feel like one day he might be on an episode of Snapped: Zoo Edition.

We spent several hours at the zoo. We even bought a couple of trinkets to remember our wonderful time with the purchased animals for entertainment. 🙂 We also may have convinced ourselves we don’t want kids. That idea was confirmed on day 3, which I will write about soon! Here are some of the images from the zoo. Day 2 is to be continued!

~ Jalys

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