Hooray for our 2nd camping trip of the season!
We made it both nights and all three days which is a first for our family. Bobcat campground in Hermit Park Open Space is absolutely amazing and I can't imagine camping anywhere else now.
But before we get into that,
Lets chit chat about these Hobo Meatloaf Bombs I made for the grill:
They're super duper simple to make:
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey (or hamburger, whatever is your preference)
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 package meatloaf seasoning by McCormicks
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 chopped bell pepper
Then for the cheesy bacon sourdough loaf:
Buy a loaf, slice it up, stuff with chopped bacon and cheddar jack blended cheese, wrap in foil, grill until cheese melts and then eat the whole thing in under 3 minutes because you can't stop stuffing your face.
Because my sister's family was on a train ride across the country for a visit in San Francisco, she spent the weekend with us in the mountains and made it one of my very favorite camping trips of all time.
While Jason stayed with Kalynn back at camp, we hiked up Kruger Rock Trail and had an incredible view of Estes Park. You could see the entire valley from where we stood.
And Guacamole hog tied herself for the millionth time.
I hadn't played Apples to Apples in years so when I saw the to-go version was on clearance at Target I picked it up. So much fun. Just add Smirnoff!
I swear Moles didn't move for 3 days.
We made a rock concert with all her little creatures.
When it's time to clean up, this little portable sink comes in really handy for dishes. We found ours for $9.99 at a local camping store.
One of the things that is so great about Hermit Park is that they have gatherings for all campers to join. We were able to meet up and listen to a world renowned story teller tell Native American tales around the campfire. It's a great place to meet your neighbors and socialize if you're into that sort of thing.
So with Kalynn's ballet class, gymnastics class, preschool, Jason's work schedule, my work schedule, and my upcoming trip to Paris, it's proving very difficult to find time to do another camping trip. Although we originally wanted to camp 3 times this season, it unfortunately looks as though we'll be cutting our camping vacations short this year. I'm optimistic that they'll just get better with time because this last couple were so much fun, but until then we'll just have to pack away all our new stuff for summer I suppose.
Its been a great season!