At the end of July, our family took off for a nearly two week long road trip to Colorado for lots of family time and camping at Rocky Mountain National Park. Camping, even in a pop-up camper, with two small kids isn’t always fun but we enjoyed hiking in the mountains and exploring outside. It took us some time to figure out what worked for us (hiking only in the morning, must be back to the campground for naps, quick and simple meals, etc). Ben loved roasting marshmallows, climbing on rocks, and lots of time with Daddy. Teddy learned to army crawl while we were camping so I spent a lot of time trying to keep him from eating grass and rocks.

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Perfect illustration of what living with a toddler is like
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These deer traipsed through our campsite our first night there. Hello nature!
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Looking for fish in Bear Lake
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Home sweet camper
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Gorgeous, vibrant thistle
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Teddy’s first ice cream!
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Ben playing with one of his surprise toys next to his “mountain”
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We borrowed my parents’ collapsible wagon for Teddy; he loved going for rides!
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(L to R): Dad, Ben, Brian, littlest sister, Mom at Sprague Lake
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Hiking with T at Sprague Lake
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Top of the world!
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Ben had more energy (and fewer problems with the altitude) than I did
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We spent a lovely morning at Holzwarth Historic Site, a 1920s rustic resort in the mountains
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Colorado River
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Oh, my heart!

We up followed our camping adventure with 4 nights in the lovely area of Breckenridge, CO. We stayed in a house where there was enough space for all of us to have our own space to sleep, a washer and dryer for me to get laundry done, and internet so Brian could work a bit. It was great to get back to something close to our normal routine for a few days before driving home again. We even had a chance to meet up with the Crowd Favorite staff in Denver for lunch.

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Art installation in Breckenridge
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We played on lots of playgrounds all over Colorado
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Even the big boys got to play!
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Playground around the corner from the Crowd Favorite office in Denver
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Road trip buddy

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