Well, so far our real camping (opposed to our garage camping extravaganza) totals 1 whopping time. Granted, it was a great time, but I wasn’t feeling 100% so it wasn’t quite as fun as normal. We went off-roading for a bit and found this awesome camping spot, right on this thickly-forested island, surrounded by two rivers. We had to drive through the river to get to it, which the kids thought was top-notch! It was a gorgeous spot, quiet and pretty. We even had our own pet deer, who stayed around the entire trip. She just kept coming about 10 feet from us and staring us down. Once we caught her licking our camping table!
Three happy campers!
I found this hot guy in the woods. He offered to put our tent up for me. Isn’t he sweet!?
Time-warp….it’s 1990 and Super-Ninetendo is all the rage; Super-Mario Brothers, anyone? This is the most perfect super-mario mushroom I’ve ever seen.
The next morning….as you can see, I was thrilled that Ammon was taking this picture. Ammon and I didn’t sleep much because of our sweet Miss Annika who decided that she would fuss and fall out of her sleeping bag all night.
Isn’t this out of this world? Breathtaking!
Kevin basking in the sunlight
A purple flower just for me!
Kevin having fun in the meadow
Beautiful waterfall by the river
Admiring the waterfall
We met friends of ours to test run a trail for the Ouray Jeep Jamborree. It’s supposed to be the hardest trail in the San Juans, but Jack handled it like it was nothing! Here’s what makes it the most difficult trail…only us and one other vehicle made it up this wall without being winched up:
Looking down from the top
When we got to the top, Kevin said, “Dad, where’s the big rock wall we’re supposed to go up?”. Our friend who organizes the Ouray Jamborree said, “Cake!” right after we got up because Jack made it look so easy. So, Tasha asks “Where’s the cake?”. She thought we got cake if we made it up the wall!
Pretty field of wildflowers! I LOVE COLORADO!!!
If you think this is pretty….
LOOK AT THIS! No, this is not photoshopped, this is the real color of this Lake that I wish I could remember the name of!