Posted by: christine on Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 at 6:18 am
tagged Colorado, family, gartners, leadville, molly brown campground, turquoise lake and united states
We met my brother and his family in Leadville, Colorado (about an hour south of Vail, Co.) for a few more days of camping. Molly Brown Campground is a nice, shaded campground with plenty of tall pines, and lots of privacy. Although our campsite wasn’t right on Turquoise Lake, there were plenty of spots that were.
While there we went canoeing on Twin Lakes, tried our hand (unsuccessfully) at fishing, grilled on the open fire, and ate roasted smores. Two days of camping is the max. limit of days for my brother, at which time we split up. They headed north towards Denver, and Mike and I headed west in search of a shower. I guess you could say our one limitation without a shower in our Scamp, is that every few days we have to figure out how we are going to get clean.
Posted by: christine on Sunday, July 5th, 2009 at 6:22 pm
tagged Arizona, france, gartners, north rim grand canyon and united states
In the early summer of 1993 after graduating from university, my mom and I drove my little Honda Accord out to Los Angeles to start my first job. Our drive out to LA was an adventure. Remember when there were no safety nets like cell phones or the internet. Driving across the country, you were on your own. If you ran out of gas, you were walking to a gas station. If your tire needed to be changed, you hoped a pay phone was nearby to call AAA. Cross-country travel was still considered dauting and exciting.
Aside from sleeping at night, my mom and I drove straight from Michigan to California with the exception of making one stop– at the Grand Canyon. The allure of the Grand Canyon took us off the highway, turning us into tourists, if not for just one hour. That was the first and only time my mom and I ever did anything so adventurous, just the two of us. It was a fun trip. Thanks mom.
When I get home to Philadelphia, I’m going to see if I can find the photo that was taken in 1993 with my mom and I (rather than Mike and I, as above) standing in the exact same place in front of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.