Camping

When we first came to Colorado in 1972 we fell in love with the mountains and fresh air. It did not take long for us to start backpacking where we slept in down filled bags in a small tent at 11,000 ft. What I remember most about those trips is how nice it felt to be done, as the ground was hard and the nights were very cold. We still like to camp, but our accommodations have changed some over the years……Living close to Rocky Mountain National Park gives us the opportunity to find very clean air and escape the lowlands for as long as we would like.

Whether we are close to home or a little further, there are many possibilities for great camping. Last year we drove to Woodland Park, CO, for a week where we stayed amongst pine trees that smelled great. There too it was nice and cool and we had a wonderful trip.

Today is March 1st and soon it will be summer again…….right?

And then there is Pumpkin who loves to camp but would rather be driving.

62 thoughts on “Camping

  1. love the mountains and the blue sky in your photos.. we love to camp also, but alas, not a motor home, just a small tent trailer.. when and where did you see a bear in Yellowstone?

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    • Oh gee….we have been to yellowstone 4 times and I think it was mid 90’s when we spotted a large bear by a thermal pool close to the road. It was hard to miss. I have a photo somewhere….

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      • thanks for your reply.. I wondered if it was in the Hayden Valley.. we have been to Yellowstone 3 times and all we saw were a lot of buffalo, pronghorn and elk.. alas, not a bear.

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      • I guess I did not really answer that the first try but I don’t know where in Yellowstone it was. I did not take note.

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      • Oh noooo, I was camping with him 2 or 3 times the last years & I really hate it..Spiders & bugs everywhere..an over 30 years old, very very small stinky caravan..And did I told you about the looooong dark way to the toilet?? 😛 Yes, I m craving for spring already 😀

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      • LOL! Well, there is no rule that says you have to like any of it. And your husband, being the good guy I am sure he is, will not insist that you do, sweet Frauke.

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  2. One summer, I once took my kids on a National Park Across America tour. We LOVED Rocky Mountain National Park. I’m originally from Utah transplanted to the plains of the Midwest. I miss the mountains so terribly!!! Please go over and over and then post pictures. So wonderful.

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    • I will. We live exactly 50 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, which makes us lucky, I guess. Truth is to be living anywhere in America, in love and in good health is the lucky part.

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      • I agree. It’s very easy to think that the “grass is greener on the other side.” I have been trying to convince myself that what is typical of Indianapolis, can be exotic to someone else. It helps me see my city through new eyes, however difficult that actually proves to be. Your posts of places you see impacts the rest of us not in your world. I love your posts. They make me look at Indy in a different light. Thank you!

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      • I suspect that the old adage about our health being the most important thing is true. Consider too that we could have been unlucky enough to be born in a country where daily survival is no guarantee, and everything is hard. I have never been to Indy but I am guessing there are all kinds are wonderful things there, you being just one of them.
        What you said about my posts has weight for me and I thank you very much indeed.

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  3. Sounds so exciting and you captured so beautiful photographs… Especially lovely Pumkin! Driving car 🙂 Thank you dear Mike, have a nice camp and journey, with my love, nia

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    • Yeah toy haulers are a blast. I kicked around the idea of getting one, but wanted the additional living space in a 35 ft motor home. But with a toy hauler I would have all my toys indoors, including 2 scooters and a big bike. Always a trade off. Thanks for the comment. Have fun!

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  4. Good to see you’re enjoying your camping Mike! We’ve just put our camper up for sale and I’m yearning to get back on a bike! Love your pic of Pumpkin driving!

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