Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Camping Trip // Part 2

After the cliff dwellings we decided to take a hike in the national forest, it was a steep hike and I didn't quite make it to the top. Was hot and very dry and I wasn't very prepared. The views towards the top however were just beautiful.

We went fishing one of the evenings, after the day time shenanigan's were over. Didn't catch anything but Caleb had fun trying.

We also went White water rafting level 3 rapids, this was super fun. We raft every year and this one was awesome, great for kids around my sons age {9}. The waters were so cold from the mountian melt down that we had to wear full body wet suits

Our trip ended with a trip to Telluride, CO. It was just beautiful, unreal. It looked like a artist painted the whole backdrop of the town. Small town, everyone knows each other. Cute and quite with these beautiful waterfalls in the distance. Highly recommend visiting there if you have never.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Cliff Dwellings of Mesa Verde, Our Summer Camping Trip

It has been a busy Summer already, always on the go. Wanted to share a 3 day camping drip we had in Dolores, CO.  I meet up with my older brother Gary and my son Caleb came along. We decided to make it a yearly tradition to go camping every Summer. This day, we visited Mesa Verde National Park, Cliff Dwellings. We took a guided tour and got to get up close to these amazing natural man made villages.

The cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde are some of the most notable and best preserved in the North American Continent. Sometime during the late 1190s, after primarily living on the mesa top for 600 years, many Ancestral Pueblo people began living in pueblos they built beneath the overhanging cliffs. The structures ranged in size from one-room storage units to villages of more than 150 rooms. While still farming the mesa tops, they continued to reside in the alcoves, repairing, remodeling, and constructing new rooms for nearly a century. By the late 1270s, the population began migrating south into present-day New Mexico and Arizona. By 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan occupation of Mesa Verde ended.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend

I hope you all had a great Memorial day weekend, its been a few days since I have posted!! Summer always gets away from me and the days are packed with adventures. We are planning out a big camping trip for next week and getting everything ready. Wanted to share one of my sons and I traditions for Memorial day.

Every year we visit the graves of soldiers and pass out flags etc. to honor them, we say each name out loud and at the end we say a closing prayer of Thanksgiving. I want my son to know the true meaning of this three day holiday. We do not BBQ, we honor those who served our country so that we can be free to live in ours.