After leaving the Sand Dunes we decided to head towards our next destination instead of staying at our reserved site in Hooper. The pool was closed for the day for cleaning and there was not much of anything nearby. Our next stop would be Leadville. Daddy would be running in the Leadville 100 training camp for the weekend. We booked a site at the Mayqueen campground directly on Turquoise Lake. This would be a new one for us. We normally camp on the other side of the lake. But, given this was to be a trip about new adventures we decided to give it a try. And lucky for us we did because it was great. Not as woodsy at Silver Dollar campground. But you had lake views and easy water access.
The first day we ate in Leadville and took Daddy to his training camp sign up. We took it easy the rest of the day. The big girls rode their bikes around the campground and played with some neighboring new friends. Kayla and I took a walk down to the lake to check things out. It was getting fairly cold already so we didn’t stay too long. We’d be back tomorrow.
Later that night we decided to start up another fire for our last chance at s’mores. Kayla was having a blast testing out her legs. She had been making huge strides over the RV trip with pulling herself up to a stand. This is something she had been too nervous to attempt before. So while Mommy sat on the picnic blanket Kayla would pull herself up over and over again on Mommy’s legs. This was always answered with big cheers from her big sisters which made her even more excited to stand.
The next day Dad was off to his camp most of the day. Mommy and the girls spent a few hours playing at the lake. The water was freezing but the big girls seem to be immune to the temps. Kayla on the other hand didn’t like the cold water. Mommy and Kayla watched the girls play from our picnic blanket on the shore. She made her own fun eating rocks, climbing up on Mommy, and taking a long well deserved nap. All and all a very peaceful day.
We then headed back to the RV for lunch. Afterwards, the girls spent more time riding bikes and scooters while Kayla and I watched from our blanket. The big girls would come by now and then to say hi to their baby sister. Which Kayla always loved. According to her she has the coolest and funniest big sisters ever.
The next morning Dad would be running around the Twin Lakes area. So we opted to have him drive us all there and we would hang out in Twin Lakes. So we plopped the kids all in Mom and Dad’s bed and Dad drove us to Twin Lakes. All while the kids were sound asleep. We were running low on milk and breakfast supplies so we hoped to buy more at a local store. But, nothing was open. One woman who rented out cabins must have felt bad for us because she invited us in to eat with her customers. Very nice.
Other then that there wasn’t much to do. So we hung out in the RV and played games. Kayla had a blast crawling around the RV floor and standing up on anything she could reach. Then Dad came running up and we packed up and headed out for our final destination, Home!
So what did we think of RV’ing. The kids loved it. The parents loved it. Never a complaint. It was great having all your stuff within your constant reach. Easy to pull off into any parking lot and eat, go to the bathroom, or just relax. We will definitely be doing this again. Probably even next summer. Not ready to buy one as you can only use them a few months a year. The rental is definitely the way to go.
Video from our time in Leadville.