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Day trip to Fort Collins

For a while the hubby and I have been talking about a day trip up to Fort Collins, see some sights, drinks some beer, and relax in a different part of the state. Ok, so it’s only an hour away, but it’s just far enough… As we all know, road side america is a big thing for me, and I love seeing fun and stupid and weird thing all around! To start our adventure, it was the Swetsville Zoo – i mean, seriously, a zoo of all metal animals, how could we not! Bonus – it’s right off the highway and outside of town, so you can stop on the way in or the way out of town! Next stop was one of the Mini Statue Of Liberties! We found these ladies on a┬áprevious trip east for christmas. I love these little ladies and it’s now a “thing” for me to see as many as i can in different locations! This was a park in the middle of fort collins! There some other interesting things to see – like concrete frogs and plastic dinosaurs, we had a nice walk around the lake and enjoyed some fresh air! We also meandered the city for other random sites! Good thing john is a good sport! And then finally it was time for beer! We stopped at a couple breweries downtown between the raindrops and then ended up at Coppersmith! We had been here ages ago and decided to see what we remembered! The food was good, the staff was good, and we also ended our stay with a Rootbeer and Cream Soda Float! Delicious and highly recommended. The final stop and whole reason for coming up to Fort Collins was a Yelp event at New Belgium We got a special tour, and then a special couple hours of free beer just for us – hello – i did indeed feel special! My favorite was the beer-rita – who knew it could be so good! The tour itself was amazing, seeing all the vats and how it all works – and of course the slide at the end All in all it was fabulous day and so glad we got to spend the day in a place we have been trying to enjoy for a bit!  
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