This weekend, realizing that warm weather won’t be with us much longer, the kids, hubby and I packed a picnic and drove into Rocky Mountain National Park. The trees were in full color, the elk were out en masse and bugling like crazy, and the weather was a nice mix of cool autumn breezes with a few sprinkles now and then.
We drove into an area of the park that we didn’t know much about, but when everyone got cranky we thought it would be smart to stop at the next picnic area and cook our hotdogs over some charcoal briquettes. Imagine my delight when the next picnic area we came across looked like this:
We sent the kids out in nature to pick up some cooking sticks while we set up our picnic foods:
And then we set them to work cooking the hotdogs while Hubby and I sat back and nibbled on snacks under a brightly colored tree.
(and, I’ve given up trying to get Golfer to make nice with the camera. I just tell myself his faces add flair to the picture.)
But the real reason for stopping in a beautiful clearing and lighting a campfire? It’s all about the S’mores, baby!
The day was great before, but turned amazing after we each had eaten our fill of the melty s’mores of goodness.
Which makes me wonder, does everyone love s’mores this much? Or do you all have your own special things that make camping/picnicking especially wonderful?
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