Monday, June 24, 2013

A tale of two campers

 This past weekend was the second annual CZAR rally.
     No not this type...
 More like this...
 It stands for Colorado Zidecar Adventure Riders..
and includes fellow Colorado  Uralista owners.
Yep, it's a party for Hubby and Valencia and all the others
who enjoy this style of riding.  

Each year (ok, the past 2 years, but they are on a roll), they've gathered together..
I believe "rallied" is the preferred term
 at an area campground for a weekend of fun and fellowship.

And while I really want to be a supportive wife, (and for the most part I am)
,I have come to respect my limits. 
Camping:  with bugs, non flush toilets and the potential for wildlife encounters? 
Yeah, that's pretty much where I draw the line on  my spousal support
Not gonna go there...
Although I will pose nicely for the photo op...
Roughing it for me is spotty wi-fi and a crappy continental breakfast* at the local hotel.
*which for the record, we did endure...
But these two?  

They were up for a little more adventure...
So, Friday night, I left Thing Two in the wilderness...
 and brought Thing One (content as long as his device had juice)..back with me to Gunnison

 Pausing for one last photo op of the evening
(and to let the 3 deer safely cross the road in front of me)

 The next morning, while Hubby and Thing Two took off with their crew,
Thing One and I went in search of our own adventures..
 Knights and Dragons?  
Not what I was expecting to find in the area known as
Colorado's wildflower capital...

 Ah yes, this is more like it..
We wandered around the town of Crested Butte
Or as the half asleep teenager, hopped up on benadryl 
(thanks to the plethora of bug bites he sustained during his brief foray into nature).
"What are we doing here in Crusty Butt?"

Despite his confusion, he was still a very cooperative traveling companion....
while I checked out the sites..
This would make a cool wheelchair for work..although priced WAY out of the budget
for a public school

 Soon, we headed up to the surrounding hills..
in search of wildflowers..

 And find them we did...

My mountain and wildflower fix sustained, we headed back to Gunnison to wait for the others...
Thing Two decided that one night in the woods was enough for him..
and together we headed back to the front range...
With just a few more photo op stops along the way...

All in all, a good time was had by all.
As you read this blog and marvel at the beauty we are blessed with here in Colorado,
please say a prayer for those battling the fires currently plaguing our state.
Fire Danger remains high with winds and high temperatures forecasted for this week and beyond.
Our hearts go out to those who have lost their homes and who risk their lives to
protect this beautiful state of ours.  


Dodi said...

Love it! I can camp for one night - but I need shower access and indoor plumbing!

Carol said...

Great post Martha:) Oh how I love Gunnison and Crested Butte.

Carol said...

Great post Martha. Oh how I love Gunnison and Crested Butte:)

RichardM said...

What if the campground had indoor facilities and great wi-fi?

Andy & Laura said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for taking the time to share them with us. Glad you were able to enjoy your weekend away.

bob skoot said...


I'm with you, flush toilets, WiFi and showers, then I can do it.

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