We had a complete blast this weekend on our camping adventure! This is the perfect time to go camping in the mountains because the weather is in the 70s during the day and 40s at night....just perfect!! And, we were reminded just how perfect it was when we got home and it was 92 degrees..ugh! But, that is one nice thing about Colorado. You can leave the heat of the city for the cool of the mountains! Anyways, I thought I'd share some of our adventure with all of you! :)
Here's my husband at the end of the Copper Triangle ride. He did awesome! I swear, he drives me crazy with how good of a climber he is though. He is just built for climbing. If I were to attempt that however, I would be sucking wind and probably have to walk!
We loaded up his bike, grabbed a quick lunch and headed towards the campground. Because it was already Saturday afternoon, we hoped there would still be a camp spot left, but knew we were taking a gamble. After about an hour drive, we got to the campground and found it completely packed! We went into the Holy Cross Wilderness which is absolutely beautiful and probably why it was so busy. After driving around for awhile, we finally found a campsite in the National Forest. It didn't have facilities, but we didn't have a choice at this point.
Now, normally NOT having facilities is alright, but with a 4 and 6yr. old we quickly learned that IT IS A MUST. Needless to say, the boys got their first lesson in how to poop in the forest! Ha ha! And, my husband and I decided that tomorrow we would move camp when all the other campers headed home.
Our lovely new campsite. Do you see the stream in the background? It was awesome! The boys loved throwing rocks/twigs in it and my husband loved fishing in it. Plus, at night, the sound of the water made the perfect background noise.
The boys even got to "fish!" We didn't catch anything, but they had a blast anyways! :)
That night we had a new campfire desert instead of smores. You take a banana, peel away the top part of the peel, cut it in half, then stuff with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Then you wrap it up with aluminum foil and put it on the campfire for about 20min.
The end product is an ooey, gooey, marshmellowy, chocolatey desert. And, the best part (beside the deliciousness) is that you can eat it with a spoon right out of the banana peel for a mess free desert! YUM, YUM, YUM!!
The next day, before heading back home, we decided to go on a hike. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! The wildflowers were amazing and literally covered the mountain sides.
It was a perfect end to a perfect weekend. :)