Saturday, September 25, 2010
family camping 4.0
why the 4.0 you might be wondering? because it was family camping with 4 children under the age of 4... w00t! i can venture to guess that phil and matt felt a little outnumbered-- with two year old twin girls and our own two girls, well... they were outnumbered.
on the way back up from santa fe, we came back up through the colorado mountains to meet up with more good friends. it just so happened that our good friends pat and katie were getting married in ridgway on the same day that geoff and debbie tied the knot. since we couldn't be in two places at once, we decided to do our best to see folks in both states as best as possible. it did make for alot of (gorgeous, mountainous) driving, but it was well worth it. to top it off, we go to do some camping with more good friends who drove all the way up from california! we haven't seen the deines in a year, so it was especially good to hang out. they have twin girls (!!!) who had just turned two the week before. all the kids were pretty worn out by that point, so we mostly laid low and enjoyed the relative down time. the highlight may have been the Ouray Hot Springs Park, a natural hot spring with several different temperature pools. it was awesome. the water was shallow enough that three out of four girls could get around and swim on their own and the main pool was the *perfect* temperature. not to mention the views from the pools were incredible as well.
the next version of family camping 4.0 will be next spring in utah. we can't wait!