We took a few days to get away and do the first camping trip of the year. We love the Reverend’s Ridge Campground near Golden, in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. It’s about an hour’s drive from our house, and you avoid the I-70 traffic.
The downside to making reservations, is you can’t bail due to foul weather. And the weather on Sunday was foul! We were able to set up camp in the breaks from rain. But it made that first day hard on everyone. The highlight was a new recipe we tried, polenta pizza. Basically, you make a polenta crust, then top with your fav toppings. Hot pizza made the cold a little better. Sadly, nothing would drag Miles out of his bad mood. He was cold, and refused to eat dinner. We tried to get some food in him, knowing the cold night would be harder on him without it.
We all slept great, and woke to a block of ice on top of the tent. Monday’s rainy clouds didn’t clear until midday, and then we still had an afternoon rain shower. We took in the beauty at Panarama Point while the sun was shining. Tuesday was by far the nicest day, and naturally it was the day we planned to go home. We debated staying an extra day, but since we already have another camping trip planned this month, we figured we should leave on a high note. We did do one last hike in the area before we headed home. We all can’t wait to get back out into nature, you know, once we get the smell of campfire out of everything.
Pictures of us enjoying the sunshine & camping can be found on Shutterfly.