To celebrate we decided to take the kids camping at Rocky Mountain National Park. We thought about a fancy dinner or a date out but when it came down to it, we just wanted to spend it with our family in the great outdoors. It is so weird to be able to decide one morning to go camping in the mountains and be set up at our campsite for dinner that very night. Crazy!
We don't have a lot of space in either vehicle and since we were not sure if we would be going off road-ing we wanted to take the Jeep. But with both car seats in the back and virtually NO space to bring even a bag of clothes we needed to buy a hitch haul platform. It worked out nicely and I think we'll be getting some good use out of it in the future.
Enjoying the fire.
Bright and early!
Boys warming up in the morning by the fire.
Enjoying nice warm hot chocolate.
Our awesome view!
Breakfast. Ethan's eating, Aaron's playing. Same as at home except look at the backdrop!
I love those boys!
There were all kinds of little chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits, and birds to check out.
That's my mountain man! I love him so much!
Our little helper. To be fair, Aaron helped with all of the sleeping bags but I didn't catch it on camera.
Ethan got a ride to the Jeep.
Our climber loved all of the rocks to climb.
Climbing between rocks
Call me cheesy! This was at lunch. : )
The kids enjoyed throwing rocks in the creek. Ethan especially loved the bubbles.
My sweet little Aaron
We drove around a bit after that and then finally headed home when it started getting dark. While driving through Estes Park we were stopped by a whole heard of elk crossing the road! There must have been at least 40 of them! I've never seen anything like it!
This has been an unforgettable anniversary. We will forever remember our 10 year anniversary as the first real successful camping trip and hike in the beautiful rocky mountains that we now call home!