Monday, August 8, 2016

Rifle Falls Camp

Our site did not have any shade. We feared it was going to be hot in the tent for Andrew to nap in the middle of the day so we took a portable AC unit we placed in the tent with us. Unfortunately the unit never blew very cold air so it was more of a fan than an air conditioner.

At night it was comfortably warm so we managed well. Andrew was not a very big fan of his pack and play so we had to place him down for be first, wait until he was well asleep and then we allowed the other kids to go in to change and crawl into their sleeping bags.

After the first night we were prepared with an extra bottle of milk we gave him at night to help him fall back asleep quickly. It was more for us than for him. He didn't needed it, but we needed the rest.

We intended to celebrate Andrew's birthday at camp with a dutch oven cobbler, but in the end we decided to stay out in town later than planned and it became too late for him to stay up, by the time the cobbler was done.

I have to say that practice paid off. This was our third cobbler this summer, and the best yet.

One of the things I love most about camping is the night sky. We usually stay places away from big cities and light pollution. That was the case with Rifle. The sky was brightly illuminated by stars. We could even see the Milky Way among all of the stars in the sky.

There was some wild nature at camp too. Particularly a red fox that was not very intimidated by humans. We saw its tracks on our trailer our first morning there, and then saw it many times since, trying to snick food from our trash bin.The kids loved to spot the fox but never managed to get too close.