Monday, July 7, 2008

Campin' with the Hansens 2008

This fourth of July weekend we went up to Rocky Mountain National Park for the 7th annual "Campin' with the Hansens." Every year we look forward to camping with some of our friends. We had a wonderful time (except for our air mattress going flat the first night -ugh!) and the weather was perfect. The kids loved getting dirty, especially Peyton and her black hands!

The next morning we enjoyed a nice walk up to Alluvial Fan and a wonderful picnic lunch in the park. After a little rest at the campsite we headed into Estes Park and found a spot near the high school for to watch the fireworks. We made sure to get a spot by the park (we were there a few hours before the show) and the kids played, played, played and played some more. Some of the adults enjoyed playing some Frisbee on the lawn while we waited. Estes Park put on a great fireworks display and we all enjoyed it. The last morning we always have a big breakfast with all the trimmings before we pack up to go home.

Every year we look forward to this annual tradition and we always have a blast with our friends. I especially love the part when we get the kids down for the night and all the adults get to talk around the fire. We are so grateful to Jen and Karl that organize the yearly camping expedition. You guys are awesome -- thanks for inviting us!












6 comments:

Alison said...

looks like it was quite the fun group weekend!

Marie said...

We had so much fun!!! Hopefully we get invited again ;) Love your pictures!

Amber said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun. Those pics are fantastic!

The Cox Family said...

This is such a great tradition. I'm so bummed we missed the group picture! We'll have to work on our timing for next year! :)

mom said...

your photos are WONDERFUL!! Love you guys -- including Peyton & her dirty dirt....a sign of a fun time had by all!

Micaela said...

Can we get invited next year? That looked like fun! =)