Do you ever just feel like getting away? Personally I feel that there are more than enough times that I would like to just "get away". Living where we live on a larger acreage, there is always something to get done! So, while I would like to think we could just relax at the house, sometimes that definitely doesn't happen. Especially with listing our house and keeping it super super tidy, it just hasn't seemed fully possible. A week and a half ago CW called me and said he'd be getting off work early. I asked him if I got everything all packed up if we could go camping and he said yes! I pulled everything out and quickly went through what we'd need for just one night of camping. We stopped at the store to get food and our fishing license and then we were on our way. The best thing about the summer time here in Colorado is that the sun doesn't set until about 9. With that being said, CW and I took our time driving up to Red Feathers and looked around for the perfect spot. After questioning my impromptu camping trip because of the 4th of July weekend and it being busy, we found our camping spot! Most people make reservations for camping but we have always been the campers who just go up expecting to find something more set back from other people. You could definitely say that I am an introvert when it comes to camping! This requires a little more driving around and searching out, but we wouldn't have it any other way.
My favorite thing about camping is exploring and the cooking. We were able to cook campfire meals, breakfast being the best! Of coarse for the little man we toasted up some smores which he was thrilled about. This time he actually ate the toasted marshmallow instead of just letting it get burned (although burnt marshmallows are the best way to eat them).
A couple years back some amazing friends gave us their camping gear which included a huge 3 tier tent! I think this tent set all together sleeps about 12 people. We decided to set up two of the tents because Traycen wanted to sleep in how own tent. By my surprise, he didn't end up sleeping in his own tent but instead squished in between CW and I in our tent! Sometimes I forget that he is only four!
Like I said one of my favorite things about camping is exploring, which this trip we didn't get to do much of, but the boys did get to go fishing. I do like fishing to an extent… when I catch something pretty fast. I guess you could say I'm not a good fisher because I don't like waiting. Although I do love helping my little man fish. He was the first one to catch a fish on this trip and he will tell you all about it if you ask him.
We look forward to our next camping trip this summer! Maybe a little more planned, but hey we're just "go with the flow" type of people! Till next time,
XOXO Cooped Up Cowboys Wife