Monday, July 28, 2014

Tent Camping at Turquoise Lake {Leadville, CO}

 We enjoyed camping at Turquoise Lake in Leadville, CO this past week. 
We went up on a Thursday afternoon and left on a Saturday afternoon. 
We went with our friends, the Lutzs. It was a blast. 
Although I was more than ready for my own bed and a shower come Saturday:) 
 the kids enjoyed playing on the sand and in the water

 Gorgeous views! That is Mt Massive a 14'er.
 This was our third time camping here and this time we stayed in a more secluded spot right near the water. It was awesome. Although it was windy during the day. 
Thank goodness we had very calm nights with no storms or rain. 
 The twins got fishing poles and gear for their birthday from Grandpa and Grandma and they fished all the time on this trip. They didn't catch anything despite all their effort. 
But I will tell you, they learned patience and can cast their lines like a pro! 

One of my favorite parts of camping is cooking the food:) 
It takes forever but its so fun to eat outside and I'm always so hungry and everything tastes amazing!

 Love this pic of Sophia! 
 Also love all the fires at night and playing games around the campfire. Good times.

 We have a small raft that the twins bought last year with their birthday money and every morning, daddy and the twins would go out to fish! In the meantime, Elijah would play with fire and sticks. 

 Look at that breakfast! 
 We did get some rain but it usually passed quickly and was usually always at dinnertime. 
Mark and Ryan protected the steaks at all cost! 

We caught this gorgeous rainbow after one of the rain showers! It was so bright! 

 Do you spot my fisher-ladies in the above photo? They were sure dedicated! This was at 6:30am!  

Check back tomorrow for pics from our awesome hike that we took on Friday near the Mt. Massive wilderness. It was our favorite family hike to date! 

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