We have taken some pretty great trips over the years, but Fun Valley in Colorado ranks among the highest for best family camping. When my youngest was not quite a year old, we bought a travel trailer and have pulled it all over the country on various trips. My husband affectionately calls the trailer his "happy place". As we start this week, I cannot help but think back to last year when we spent a week in our "happy place" at Fun Valley in South Fork, Colorado with some of our extended family.
Some of the activities included mini golf, bike rentals and a small arcade.
Horseback riding, hiking...
and paddle boating were big fun too.
The weather was beautiful and cool each day, and just about every afternoon a rain shower came through refreshing everything.
We cooked breakfast out on the griddle ...
and had s'mores by a fire most nights.
But my very favorite part of this vacation, besides the sweet family time, was my early morning walks with the dog.
Everything was peaceful, the water calm and the air was crisp.
I loved watching the mama ducks waking up their babies and taking them for a turn around the pond.
This was my time to reflect and thank God for all the precious gifts in my life. Looking back at these pictures makes me so grateful for that time. It truly refreshed my soul. In my opinion, the "happiest place on earth" with all the fancy amusement rides and characters walking around doesn't hold a candle to this place. As the summer comes to a close, and everyone gets back into the groove of school, I hope you have sweet memories from your time with family over the summer. What are some of your very favorite summer vacation memories?