Monday, October 5, 2009

Mesa Verde National Park

Wow what an amazing adventure! We just got back from going to Mesa Verde National Park which is located in Colorado, where we spent 3 days camping and site seeing. This National Park is home to the thousand year old Pueblo cliff dwellings which are so amazing to see.

We went with Jakes sister Jamie and her fam. Thanks for letting us tag along with you guys! We had so much fun....we might just have to join you every year on your National Park tradition!
If you look closely in this picture you can see the houses in between the rocks... pretty crazy!
We saw deer everywhere around the campground. We even woke up one morning and there were two deer in our campsite! So fun to see!

There was such amazing views everywhere you looked. The fall colors were so was so fun to see since we don't get any of that here in Arizona.
We had a sweet campsite! We ended being able to stay in a group site...with no one around and our own bathrooms, so we had lots of space where we could fit both tents and a fun area for the kids to play in.
We lucked out on the weather. During the day it was mid to high 70's and the lows were in the 40's which was pretty cold but as you can see by the kids snow hats we were prepared! If we had gotten there any later in the week I don't think we would have stayed and camped...the weather was suppose to get pretty bad. The day that we were leaving it decided to down pour at 3:30 in the morning (including hail, luckily we had a well made tent!) But the next day, the temperature was suppose to drop to a high in the 50's and lows in the 30's and possible snow we were definitely lucky to say the least!