Two years ago we went camping at Maroon Bells. It was an enjoyable experience and we’ve been wanting to go back ever since. Campsites at Maroon Bells itself are pretty hard to come by, especially on weekends, so I had a reminder in my google calendar to make a reservation the second the sites opened up for our chosen days. Months ago that Google reminder popped up and I made a reservation hoping for a nice calm getaway, completely unaware that the trip would end up being bookended by a trip to Utah and Noel going to Scout camp. Such is life.
We invited Noel’s sister, Vanessa Joy, and her husband, Chris to come with us. After a near death experience earlier this year, we figured they could use some R&R.
Despite the insanity surrounding the trip, we did our best to relax. Not having cell phone reception at our campground greatly aided that.
We did an ambling “hike” with everyone and Noel and I went on a hike alone while Vanessa and Chris kindly watched the kids.
The kids slept worse than they ever have on a camping trip and we experienced some frustrating potty training setbacks. (It seems Cooper was terrified to poop in the vault toilets . . . )
Somehow Vanessa and Chris still thought the kids were adorable though. Phew.
And because this is us, we also ate delicious food. Keep an eye on our food blog for all the recipes!
All too quickly, we had to pack up and head our separate ways. We said our goodbyes to the beautiful scenery. When we got reception again Noel’s phone rang a million times with messages so I drove home so he could take care of scouting business.
I’ll have to add another reminder to my google calendar so we can do this again next year, only hopefully not the day before Scout camp.