Vault toilets are totally worth driving a quarter mile up the road for.
Laughing with friends around a campfire is priceless.
God loves my family. Proof? The Friday afternoon downpour held off until just after we got our tent put up.
A vole is the same thing as a mole only it starts with a "v". Inside joke. You had to be there.
A Vita-mix is the ultimate machine. And it makes some pretty tasty salsa too.
You can camp for free in Colorado's national forests. Free. I had no idea.
The back of your van makes a perfectly good surface for preparing/serving food should you happen to leave your folding table at home. In the garage. Propped up right next to your van.
Kids are tough. Scrapes, falls, wet, cold--they're immune to it all.
It's nice to have friends with a camper when it's pouring rain (again) and your tent is already packed up.
It gets cold at night in Colorado. Even in June. Lows in the 40s mean sleeping in toboggans and fleece jackets.
Even a really bad book will help pass time when you're the only one left at camp while your family and friends hike your favorite hike. I'm not bitter. Okay, just a tiny bit.
Columbine. The state flower of Colorado. Isn't it beautiful?
All food tastes better when you're camping. Even Folgers singles aren't half bad.
According to the other four people in my tent, I snore. Loudly.
Teenagers look WAY cuter in pigtails than adults do. H rocked 'em.
And camping is ALWAYS more fun with good friends. ALWAYS.