This time from out little annual mountain camping trip we do with our friends. Every year (this is our third) we do a little camping trip to Grand Lake before the kids go back to school.
Every year we have lucked out with perfect weather. 70's during the day and cold at night. Perfect for sitting around a camp fire. Last year it got a little too, like high 20's, but last night I think it only got down to 40. Totally bearable when you have warm clothes and warm snuggly sleeping bags. I did get Tindra out of her back and play when we went to bed to make sure she was warm enough so the two of us snuggled in one sleeping back. Super cozy, but not a lot of sleep for me. Between the on and off rain we had and the pack of wolves or coyotes howling not very far away my sleep was almost non existent. Early to bed tonight!
It was the perfect getaway. This year we switched it up with an hour trail ride for the mamma's and newly 6 year olds instead of the usual leading them on a horse. They got to ride solo! I must admit I was just a little nervous with Jasper on a horse by himself without me leading him, but he did fantastic! Seriously so great. And he got the ornery horse. His horse (Rootbeer) kept going off the trail to eat grass, but each time (with instructions from the guide) he was able to get the horse back to the trail. Not an easy thing to do! These are Big stubborn horses, so I was So so proud of him! I think he's a natural!
The trail ride was so much fun, and obviously beautiful since we were in the middle of Rocky Mountain National Park, but I definitely have a sore bum tonight! Worth it!
On our way down to the mountain we stopped in Winter park to walk around for a little bit, and went on a little gondola ride thing. Winter Park is next on our list to spend a weekend, such a cute little town and seems like tons to do there!
You can read about our past camping experiences Here and here!