Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Rocky Mountain Camping

Last year we went camping with friends up in Grand Lake, CO and had so much fun we decided to do it again this year. The husbands coordinated weekends and made the plans, and then I realized we were going the exact same weekend as last year! Kinda crazy :)  

The weather forecast was for 73 during the day and a cool 45 degrees at night. Perfect fall weather, right? 

Well it would have been perfect if it would have stayed at 45 degrees..instead it dipped lower and lower..till it was 27 degrees!! Did I mention we were sleeping OUTSIDE? In a flimsy little tent? It. Was. Cold. But surprisingly, bearable? We had about a dozen blankets and sleeping bags- and T had on 4 layers and all of us were smooshed together onto a queen size air mattress, so we survived the night! Two words: Body Heat. 

Drew forgot to turn his work alarm off though so when that blasted at 5:45 we decided to go warm up in the car with some coffee and a mountain drive. And the beauty of the Rockies as the sun is coming up on a cool foggy morning was totally worth the teeth shattering cold of the night before. 

It was the perfect 30ish hr getaway with river swimming (this kid will swim in ice water if allowed, which is basically what this river was) Moose!! and elk Sighting, horse back riding, small town exploring, park playing, S'more making, and campire relaxing. 

Our friends kept remarking about what an Amazing baby T is. And it's True. She seriously whined twice for 45 seconds total. Other wise she was the picture perfect happy happy. She is so easy going! She was going on a lot less sleep than normal, but this girl was MADE for our family. So happy when out doors and on the go. 


  1. Looks like you guys had such a great time! I've been so bad at keeping up with my fave blog reading. Congrats your little girl is beautiful! Hope all is well :)

  2. How fun! It family memories like these your kiddies will forever remember :)