October 16, 2010 | Packing up the RV in Denver
Two years ago today, we woke up in Denver, packed a rental RV with four adults and a baby, and embarked on a ten day RV trip across Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.
We drove across Colorado that night and into Utah and the darkness of Arches National Park. When we awoke the next morning we were in the most beautiful campground I've ever seen.
Throughout the course of the next week, we explored the wild west with some of our best friends (Sarah and Sean, and their seven-month old daughter, Anna). We hiked in Arches National Park, ate lunch overlooking the breathtaking scenery in Canyonlands National Park, saw a double rainbow over Monument Valley, stood in four states at once at Four Corners (never go there - worst tourist trap ever!), and climbed into ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park.
We ate sandwiches and spaghetti-Os, didn't shower, and spent the evenings drinking camouflage beer before tumbling climbing into our bed in Mother's Attic.
And so began our love affair with the RV lifestyle. Unfortunately, we haven't yet won the Mega Millions so we can take the ultimate road trip - a whole year off to explore the U.S.A. Who's in?