Colorado Camping

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Monday I told you about the touristy part of our Colorado vacation, today I want to share with you some photos of our main activity… camping.  This year we did it glamping style (or as close as we will ever get!) with our new vintage 1950s Garwood camper in the process of being revamped.

glamping

Our favorite campground is at the base of Mt. Shavano, at 9200 feet elevation.  It is a small, friendly campground nestled in the San Isabel National Forest, lying along the Colorado trail.

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We enjoy just hanging around the campground because it is just so beautiful, and peaceful, and relaxing. While my husband rides his bike around the area, I like to set up an outdoor studio.  We get our water at this pump, and cook most of our meals over a campfire.

studio  pump

We also spent a lot of time enjoying the antics of the numerous hummingbirds.

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We also like to go to a nearby waterfall where we did some reading, sketching, repelling, and picnicking.

waterfall  sketching repeling

The week flew by and it was time to head home… on this beautiful stretch of highway!

river

What a refreshingly cool and restful trip… but as always, I am glad to be back home too!  I am so blessed to do what I do, live where I live, and love those around me!

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