And protected my ankles from twisting when loose rocks and sand slid my feet into undesirable positions.
Sadly now, the new love of my life sits idly by the back door, not knowing how they fit into my routine, now that our exciting adventure is over.
I look around my usual walking haunts and cannot find a path we can take together. Wait! Here are some rocks!
Ah yes, Oboz and I have such unforgettable memories; so many sweet moments together.
I’ve been a bit wistful since returning from our camping trip so maybe it will help to relive the experience in photos.
Our campsite was right by a stream that was moving so swiftly it sounded like a strong wind blowing through the trees. It provided much needed white noise that blocked out most of the campground hustle and bustle.
Lesson Learned: I wanted to stay somewhere that at least had a vaulted toilet. Next camp trip, I would choose a rustic site and do without that luxury. Without too much more hassle, we could bring a port-a-potty.
The campground was fine. In fact a mother moose and her two babies ran through one day. What an exciting and comical sight that was! I’m guessing they perhaps liked this area of water where there was lush greenness to munch on.
And there were a number of decent trails that connected up to the campground.
But it was hard on us (especially the Brew Babes) to have different people, dogs, and children at neighboring campsites switching out almost every day. We were probably the only campers that stayed for more than two days in one campsite. And there was no privacy whatsoever in which to tie a shower bag to a tree and not feel like you had an audience of 30 people watching you bathe. Sheesh!
Important newsflash: I did a guest post for Vision and Verb called “Someday” that touches on how I almost didn’t take this wonderful trip because of things that came up and my usual insecurities. I’m so glad I went ahead and took the Colorado plunge! I think that decision has freed me up in many ways. Plus I’m so excited about being a guest writer on another blog so I do hope you’ll stop by and check it out.
And Roxanne Hawn also wrote about the hike we all took together on her blog Champion of My Heart which is about life with a fearful dog and the work she does with Lilly. I was very impressed with the work that Roxanne does with her dog’s fears and plan to try a few techniques I saw her use with my sometimes nervous Latte, who is a bit uncertain of strangers.
That’s it for now. Little by little I’ll weed through my photos and use the best ones to tell the rest of my story.