Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Trains and Taos

This weekend we decided to take advantage of the cooler weather and go out camping.  It took about 5 hours to get a little north of Taos, NM and by the time we got to our campsite it was pretty dark.  Good thing we are experts at putting up tents in the dark.  We did discover that Jason loves flashlights!  He was wound up after spending 5 hours in the carseat and loved stealing our flashlights to run around the campsite.  Luckly there weren't too many stumbles or falls.  I think the only injury incured was a little fat lip from falling down.  We discovered that the nights up there got VERY cold.  We had suspected as much so Jason was bundled up in no less than 3 layers.  Although he loves to cuddle with blankets Jason will not keep them on top of him.  In the middle of the night we thought he might have woken up from being too cold so I brought him into my sleeping bag to cuddle.  This ended up with him taking over my pillow with his whole body and me using my sweatshirt as a pillow.

He pointed out every tree on the way up there!

Jason woke up in such a good mood the next morning.  I guess the lack of sleep didn't bother him too much.  He cuddled with Mommy and Daddy and was thrilled to play peek-a-boo.  He must have known we were off to do fun things.  We drove up to Antonito, Colorado to take a train ride through the mountains and see the trees changing colors on the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad.  Jason LOVED it!  He was thrilled to see the engine and look out the open air observation car.  He was only disappointed when Mom and Dad wouldn't let him wonder the train by himself.  After 3 hours on the train we stopped for lunch and got on the train heading back.  We had one tired little boy by that time and he passed out almost as soon as the train started moving.  Mom was all too happy to cuddle her little one while he slept.
Jason inspecting the engine

The next morning Jeff decided it wouldn't be camping if we didn't take a hike.  So we hiked all the way down the gorge to the river.  I dreaded the trip back up the mountain the whole time and Jeff carried Jason on his back.  Jason wished we would have let him play in the river, but since it was so cold he had to settle for throwing rocks into it.  We did make it back up the moutain and don't tell Jeff, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  After I caught my breath back at the campsite we packed up and started the long drive home.  There was so much to do that we just didn't have time for, but all in all it was a good trip!

See that river WAY down there? Ya, we hiked to and from that!

1 comment:

  1. Good job guys. Jason will remember all this outdoor family time when he is older and it will do him good.