We have been home way more than we usually like so we decided we needed to run away and go camping for the weekend.
Cory worked a half day while the kids and I ran around getting packed and ready to go. It always surprises me that it takes almost as much time and effort to pack for a weekend then it does to pack for a week or two away.
Gingerbread girl coffee cup helped me get going!
Once we were all ready we drove down to Mueller State Park near Pikes Peak. It’s nice that they have camping open all year. We often like to “wild camp” without any amenities but this time of year it’s nice to have electrical hookups for our trailer.
We need the electricity for our tank heaters so things don’t freeze. The lows were in the teens overnight so it was also nice to be able to plug a heating pad.
Our trailer does have a gas heater so we do have heat off grid, which is essential for winter camping in my mind.
We enjoyed more inside time than we usually do while we are camping because the evening was so cold.
The kids made themselves at home (and made a mess) on the bed and hung up some Christmas lights since this trip kicks off the holiday season for us.
Our trailer is very small but we enjoy the closeness.
We had a few rounds of competitive Uno, it’s one of our current favorite games.
Do you ever camp in the fall/winter?
What are your favorite family games to play?
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