After touring the Country Boy Gold Mine, we drove to a beautiful little campground right outside of Redstone, Colorado. Although it was a popular place (nearly every spot was full while we were there), it was still so quiet and secluded. I had reserved a shared camping spot for our Roo and the In-Laws’ RV, and it worked out great! Room for all the vehicles but still close enough that the kids could go over to Omama’s and Opa’s for breakfast every morning.
I’m sure camping with family could be a traumatizing experience for some, but we’ve had smooth sailing each time we go. That’s primarily due to Kurt and Tammy being so relaxed and laid back about what we do. When traveling with Littles, it seems that nothing ever really goes according to a schedule and you always have to consider your day being about half as long as normal since they all need naps at some point. But Kurt and Tammy just left all the planning to us and were willing to go with the flow each day.
Logistically, we had a rough agenda for each day but left lots of room for flexibility. We even had an entire day of ‘nothing’ to let the kids just play and nap and not have to sit in their carseats. For meals, each family unit did their own breakfasts and lunches and then we ate the dinner meal together. Since we camped four nights, each family was in charge of cooking two meals.
Pretty much every waking moment we were at the campsite that was not taken up with eating, the kids were out exploring the meadow…looking for bugs, animals and treasures. We were lucky enough to spot a deer one morning. The grass was tall enough that if they laid down it was difficult to see them, so they invented their own version of hide-and-seek.
On the ‘nothing’ day, we went into Redstone to wander around the cute shops and inn. It’s an old coal mining town and these are the coke ovens situated right at the entrance to the town.
Opa and the kids played at the playground, while Omama and I checked out the antique shop.
It was such a beautiful area and the little town was so quaint! I fell in love. We even checked out a property that was for sale there… It wasn’t meant to be this time around, but who knows what the future holds. ;)