I am sure if you know me, you are very confused by the title of this blogpost. I have never been camping. I never really thought I would ever camp. I have never had a desire to camp. It just doesn't sound fun to me. Even though I wouldn't call myself a "girly girl," I don't like to rough it. I want a bed, a toilet, electricity, you get the idea. I also don't really like going outside in CO unless there is a pool involved. I am just not a mountain person. Many people over the years have tried to convince me to go camping to no avail. I keep telling Rick that needs to be a thing he and the kids do. They have fun, I get a break, it's a win-win situation.
Early in June after hanging out with our friends, Daniel and Laurie, I agreed to do a version of camping that we will just call "glamping"(glamour camping). We agreed that as couples we would do an overnight in Mueller park. The reason we are calling it "glamping" is because we were going to use a travel trailer, eat out the first night, it would be less than 24 hours, and there would be fun treats involved. They were going to ease me in slowly to the camping experience. The goal was to make me like it so much that I would want to branch out even more the next time.
Wednesday, July 10 was the big day. I arranged for Julie to come stay with the kids. I got myself all ready to go in my jeans, long sleeves, and camping shoes. I packed one small bag with mostly blankets and an extra set of clothes. I was ready to go. Leading up to the time, Laurie texted me and said, "If you want a shower, bring quarters." My response, "No shower for me. I am going to rough it." I was ready to go!!
Here we are right before we left
And then this happened
Hwy 24 leading to the area where we would camp had a mudslide after a flash flood that afternoon. The road was closed. Over 15 cars were stuck in the mud. All those people were stranded until the mud and cars could be removed. At this point it was 5:30. We spoke to a police officer who told us that it would take at least 3 hours to reopen the road. Not good.
We decided to go grab a bite to eat and then check on the status of the situation to determine what we would do.
That is my kind of camping food!!
Now, this is what I call "glamping!"
The next morning we went here for breakfast
My camping buddy
Camping isn't so bad after all. I just might do it again!!