And I feel like we've been gone a lot. And I'm going to be out of town next week. And laundry needs to get done. And mope, mope, mope. Let's be real, I'm an introvert and I have separation anxiety when I leave the dog. For realzies. Truman was a good sport and did the lion's share of the packing and Saturday morning we got out of the house only and hour behind schedule. But I was still pouting.
Once we got to Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation Area it was great. The area was beautiful. The company was great. The food was awesome. And Katy and I got to go tubing for the first time. I felt silly for pouting...but I still missed Olivia.
We've mostly been backpacking this summer and haven't done much car camping. I almost forgot how fun car camping food can be. It's sillier than what you'd cook at home and, as far as I'm concerned, calories consumed while camping don't count. We made foil pouch meals with ground turkey,onions, carrots and mushrooms for dinner and they were great. For dessert I followed this recipe (thanks pinterest!) to make dutch oven apple caramel cinnamon rolls.
Cinnamon apple goo fresh from the dutch oven, plus darkness, plus a flash doesn't make for the best pictures but trust me, they were delicious.
This is Raleigh, he was obsessed with the fire.
Tubing was great. We picked up a little raft at a local sporting goods store the night before hoping that the three of us (Truman, Katy and I) would all fit but alas, it wasn't really made for two adults so I tubed solo.
Katy thought this whole tubing idea was a little insane. Regie thought it was hilarious.
There was some navigating involved.
Tubing selfie! I think I get extra points for a selfie with a dog in it.
Katy the dog has become quite the veteran camper (six trips in the last two months). She's now gone backpacking, hiked a 14-er (a mountain over 14,000 feet), gone car camping, and done a little tubing. She's 3 craft beers away from being a Colorado stereotype. The only down side is that she's a bit of a pillow-thief in the tent.