RV Life

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This spring we decided as a family that we needed to hit the road a bit more. When we started going to Leadville, we only went to Leadville. It is nice to have a home base in the mountains but it closes your mind to anything that is too far from home. So we started looking at campers. We shopped for travel trailers. Then went shopping for 5th wheels. Then went shopping for new trucks to pull those heavy monsters. Then shopped for Class A RV. Then went back to trailers. Then someone finally told us what we needed because we didn’t know what we wanted. A Class C RV.

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The kids and the dogs get to just hang out while we put the miles in up front in the cab. You have all the nice comforts of home. I can drag any toys, tools, and accessories I want. It has Wifi so it is like a mobile office. It seemed like the right addition to our family. The dogs agree. They stand guard when we get out and it looks like this when we return.

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We had to take it on a test overnight to just see if everything worked. A recommended practice by the dealer before you try and go far away for a long time. We headed up to Estes Park. Not too far but close enough. Just to practice backing into a camp site, hooking everything up, and seeing what 101 things we need that we don’t have. It is a mini-house so you gotta outfit the kitchen, shower, bedroom, etc.

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The kids enjoy the campground life.  There are always things to do.  Places to ride your bike.  Games to play and more.

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Dinner time.  We have a pretty nice kitchen inside with our grill outside.  Kim can whip up a meal that everyone will eat.

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Remember, the dog mention?  Yeah, they like it too.  Riding around with the whole family instead of being at some kennel.  That’s a good life.

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End of the Season

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I was a bad social media soccer parent this past season. I didn’t photo every game my kids played. Sorry fans and child who reads this later on. However, I tried to make up this weekend by getting some shots at the end of season tournament game.

This was sort of a special deal because it was Sydney‘s team in the tournament. Bad news…several girls got sick with mono and could not play. The team needs to forfeit if they don’t have enough players. So a call went out to try and find other players to fill in from the league. Of course, our Reagan was going to be there and qualifies but is 2 years younger. They ended up needing her badly. They only had one sub. So Reagan got to play the entire tournament with the older team and she did awesome! All the parents commented to us and her about how well she played and held her ground against the much bigger girls.

Later in the summer as teams were forming for next year, Reagan was asked to join this team full time for the upcoming year. She accepted! She is going to play up 2 years and be on Sydney‘s team. Quite a challenge and promotion but she is up for it!

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Steamboat Soccer Weekend

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Reagan had a travel game in Steamboat Springs. That’s about 4 hours away in the car even though it looks close on a map. Pesky mountains in the way. So we decided we would head up a day early and do daddy/daughter stuff. We arrived late at our “fancy hotel” as Reagan thought. She was so excited to have her own king bed to sleep in. So we slept in.

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Had breakfast wherein she ate the largest pancakes ever!

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Then we went on a short hike down to a waterfall I knew of. She thought it was amazing and so pretty.

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Selfie time!

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Oh crap. About time for soccer. So they went and played. They won so that made the ride back home even sweeter!

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I had fun being with just you, Reagan!