Leadville Camping with the Sandovals

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Brandon was hoping to get some more high altitude running in this summer before his big race. So I thought it would be a fun idea to invite our friends the Sandovals up to Leadville for a weekend camping trip to Silver Dollar. They had never been camping as a family before so we thought we’d show them how its done Fuller style. Which means you throw everything you can fit into your truck and camp with a few little luxuries. Here is our setup.

Leadville with Sandovals

I’ll let Mr. Wyatt show you the tent set-up.

Leadville with Sandovals

We had two huge side by side campsites reserved so we were able to set up camp pretty much wherever we wanted. We also brought along our little play tent to help keep the kids entertained. Daddy hates kids playing in his tent so we were hoping this would keep everyone happy.

Leadville with Sandovals

After a bit we realized it was best to keep Kayla confined to either a tent or playpen to play. She was putting everything she could find in her mouth. And it was all pretty dirty. Sydney often volunteered to play with her baby sister. She would run around the tent and do something silly at the windows to make Kayla laugh. Kayla thought it was hilarious.

Leadville with Sandovals

Sydney decided it would be fun to set up a kids only fire ring. So she and her friends went scavenging around our campsite looking for any suitable rocks. Reagan then decided that you can’t have a ring without logs. So they went off once again to gather any pinecones and small sticks they could find. I’d have to say they did an awesome job building their ring. All the parents were impressed.

Leadville with Sandovals

The first night we cooked quesadillas camp-style. Then poor Miss Sheri made some campfire popcorn for everyone. I think she was crouched at the fire for a good ten minutes shaking the popcorn tin.

The next morning we decided to spend a few hours over at Turquoise Lake. We found a small little bay and set up a temporary camp with food and blankets. The kids ran around in the water for several hours and had a blast.

Leadville with Sandovals

They could often be seen off to the side scavenging for large logs to throw in the lake.

Leadville with Sandovals

Super sweet as always.

Leadville with Sandovals

Here’s a group picture of the gang.

Leadville with Sandovals

When they had nothing better to do they played dress-up with Mr. Wyatt. I think he liked the bling.

Leadville with Sandovals

When we had enough of the lake we grabbed a quick shower at the rec center and then made a quick walk of the small downtown area. The kids were hungry so we grabbed some pizzas at High Mountain Pies so the kids could play while waiting for the food. We made it back in time for s’mores before getting to bed a bit earlier.

Another great summer weekend!

Leadville with Sandovals

A final group shot. Kayla was once again asleep in the truck ready to go.

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