Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 11 - Kremmling

Ten years ago when Hero Husband and I were in Colorado for the first time skiing at Copper Mountain we stopped in a little shop on the side of the road and bought a chainsaw carved bear.  It has sat next to our front door since then and since Super Son started school it has served as the backpack rack.

I was so thrilled to find the store still there and still selling bears.

Miss Thing starts kindergarten next week and it was agreed that she needed her own backpack bear.

She chose a pretty black bear with hair the same color as hers.

The fancy schmancy campground didn't have a spot available for us on Saturday night and so we checked out and headed down the road a bit to the Wolford Reservoir just outside of Kremmling for the night where we learned something.

Lakes in Colorado are cold.

This one is fed by a creek and not by the snow melt and that supposedly makes it warmer than the others.

All I know is that it was cold.

Nevertheless the Wee Ones were still 100% committed to getting wet.

That is until they put their toes in and then turned around
and hightailed it back to the campground.

We were able to convince them that riding in a paddle boat would
keep them dry and we could still go play "in" the water.

On our walk to the boat rental area Super Son read a sign that promised $20 for every pike that you turned in.  He felt it was his mission for the day to catch a pike.

Sadly he had no luck but it was a fun day and tomorrow we are going horseback riding 
and that seemed to make up for it.

1 comment:

  1. I am learning so much about the U.S. from your LITTLE excursion! It's like I'm right there with you. Your blogs are awesome and your family is adorable.You're either really brave or a little off your rocker to make a trip like this but I'm uber jealous. Keep up the awesome blogs. I can't wait to see where WE go next!