A few weeks ago we headed up to Estes Park. Which is only about an hour and a half away from Denver, but a distance we don’t drive nearly enough. Because Estes Park, the town, is awesome. Quaint, quiet, and filled with taffy.
But this trip was different. We headed up to YMCA of the Rockies (just outside of Estes Park, the town) with several other Denver mom bloggers for a weekend of outdoor activities and watching our children hang out together.
I had always meant to stay at the YMCA, everyone we knew said it was awesome – but apparently I need Amber as a ringleader to get these things accomplished.
The first night we sat round the (gas) firepit (remember, fire danger here in Colorado, right) and watched our kids sing along with Cowboy
Dan Dave Doug Brad (yes, almost positive his name was Brad) till their vocal chords grew horse.
The next morning, we had early morning soccer, where we got to see team work and then my kid creaming a kid nearly twice his size.
While Declan and I did some arts and crafts (more my speed) my husband did the zipline (more his speed).
I get nauseous just watching that.
We all were able to have a private archery lesson which was probably good idea since all my arrows went about 20 feet off target. But our guide knew what he was doing. And somehow managed to talk all of us into following the rules.
All 10 million of us when you add the kids.
But 100%, absolutely, my favorite part was spending time with friends, in our beautiful state, and seeing our kids playing together.
I mean seriously.
Look at them.
Many thanks to YMCA of the Rockies for having all of us up for an amazing adventure!
Here are posts from other awesome Denver mom bloggers
who were also at the YMCA with us: