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Friday, July 23, 2010

FUN VALLEY

Perry took his first two days off for the year and we went camping. (shocker I know) Anyway-we pulled the trailer to South Fork, Co and stayed at this cute place called Fun Valley. Perry heard it was a fun place to go-so we thought we'd try it out. When we first got there the place was packed with trailers-but we ended up finding a nice spot right by the river and pond. It was unlike any other campground I had been to because they had a full kitchen-meaning you could buy dinner at their cafeteria for cheap prices and they had lots of things to do like mini golf, paddle boats, tubing down the river, fishing and renting bikes. ect They also had cute ponds all over with ducks and fish.
I loved this little green patch of land that jutted out into the middle of the pond.

paddle boats we played mini golf-but Logan was more interested in climbing in and on everything than golfing.

On Saturday we drove to this little old mining town called Creede. It was a cute place where we ate lunch. Perry and I did not have a very good lunch because Logan kicked her legs into the table and fell over in her chair and screamed. Of course everyon in the restaurant stopped what they were doing and stared. I felt like saying "Who's crazy kid is that?" The manager was nice and gave her a free icecream cone. Cache didn't help the matter as he was crabby all of lunch too. After lunch we walked around and looked at the little shops and we were hoping to make it to the mining museum-but it closed for tours at 3 and it was 3:15. So instead- we drove the bachelor loop-(probably more of a jeep trail-but we made it work with the truck-I think I only held my breath a couple of times on the switchbacks.
This is on the "bachelor loop" trail-so dang pretty It was neat to see all kinds of old mines like the one in this picture.
I can't imagine living in a jail cell this small.
We also stopped at the little town of South Fork where it was their Logger Days-so they had little booths to look at and Logan rode this little pony.
Had to post this one of Cache chillin in the back pack. Doesn't he look cute?
Outside of the mining museum they had these little chipmunks that we could buy food for out of the quarter machine. There were tons of them and they would come eat right out of your hand. Sooo cute!! I was a little freaked out to let them eat out of my hand-but I finally did.
Back at camp they had a guaranteed catch pond where they stock the pond with all kinds of trout. Within a half hour we had two fish and one happy girl-(this is my kind of fishing) Logan kept calling the fishing pole her "poling fish." It was cracking me up.
Yuck-dead fish always look so gross to me. Logan kept asking if we could eat them for dinner-but we gave them away to our neighbors, and that was just fine with me...
On our way home we stopped and did a short quarter mile hike to a waterfall. It was the perfect length with two kids.
Why can't mini vacations last longer??

3 comments:

bones chick said...

Looks like fun. We just might have to give it a try sometime

The Foxy Fam said...

That sounds like my kind of camping!! We're definitely going to have to go and check that place out! :) Your kids are so DARLING and so cute! I loved your stories about Logan and her fishing pole and the restaurant. . .typical of kids right?! So fun! You're a doll Christi! We need to get all the Nellies together soon! :)

Annie. said...

You guys always go on such fun trips! Yes, Cache is adorable in the backpack. He just has a killer smile, period. It was so fun to see you guys this last weekend!