We headed down to the Durango area with Stacy’s parents, who were visiting from Texas, and her cousin and family from Colorado Springs. We had never been in the area before (besides being close at Ouray/Telluride), but heard good things about it. Since the parents needed hookups, we looked for campgrounds and came across Lightner Creek Campground, which is on the West side of Durango. It is a little off the highway, but is so peaceful hidden away in some trees and surrounded by mountains. The campground has basic amenities, like showers/bathrooms, pool, general store, etc. The spots are also not as close as some of the campgrounds in the area are. Pets are welcomed, but we ended up leaving our two pups at home with Aunt Amy.
Over the Fourth of July weekend, we went down to Ouray, Colorado to enjoy the scenery and festivities. The drive was approximately six hours (with stops) from Denver. We decided on dry camping for this trip in Ironton Park, with the tips from Russ on the Road on where to go. It was pretty easy to find the camping spot just past Ouray. The San Juan Skyway (highway) is a very interesting road – it is a little on the curvy side and one side is a straight drop down to the valley below with the safety of any guardrails. The speed limit is only 15 mph, so you can go slow enough to enjoy the beautiful views from the road. Ouray has a lot of gorgeous waterfalls to look at as well.
This post is a tad bit behind, but we have been swamped with work and baby prep. Over Memorial Day weekend, we went to the Salida/Buena Vista area to camp with some friends. We decided to stay at the Heart of the Rockies Campground, which is about 10 minutes West of Salida. Due to our last minute decision to come here, all the closer campgrounds were full. There will be more info. on the campground in our next post with a full review.
I know most of you know how to make Rice Krispie treats, but this has been our favorite (& easiest) recipe we have found. We like to make a batch to take with us on our camping trip for easy snacking.
This is the rest of our adventure at Moab from last week.
The weather overnight was wonderful. We even ran our AC/fan for a little while (thank you campground electricity)! We woke up with the sun and began our day. We decided on a semi-easy breakfast of pancakes and vegan sausages so we could start our adventures early. The pancakes are from a mix from Sprouts that we can keep in the camper. We just add some almond milk and flax egg. The sausages are our new favorite find from Field Roast and are apple maple flavored. This is where it is great that the grill has the option to use both grill and griddle. We also purchased a Chai Smoothie from Bolthouse, which was ok but we added additional Tazo Chai to it.
This is a recap of day one from our adventure this last weekend in Moab, Utah.
We packed up the camper Thursday night and left before dawn on Friday morning, since we knew it would take us around six hours to get there. We luckily did not hit any traffic through the mountains. For breakfast, Stacy had made some quick and delicious blueberry muffins she found from this Crazy Vegan Kitchen.