This is Sarah. She and I fell in love in college and she's still the person I most like sitting around a campfire with. We used to go backpacking together every summer but then the babies started turning up and cramping our style.
Our friend Alex thought all us breeders were incredibly lame but inexplicably, he wanted to hang out with us anyway. (Which is nice, since he is possibly the most hilarious human to share a campfire with.) So Sarah tasked him with finding a place to go camping with the kids in tow. That is how five families have come to camp at Twin Lakes for the past three summers.
There was fishing.
There was Toddler Jackass.
There were s'mores (obviously).
There were more stars at night than you can fathom.
And chilly mornings, a welcome reprieve from the furnace of Denver.
Will and I finally realized that we have to embrace car camping and get geared up, since a two-man backpacking tent is not big enough for two adults, a toddler, and a 60 pound dog.
Mostly there were great friends, adorable kids, a reminder of why living in Colorado is unbeatable, and a really good reason to get away from my wifi.