Colorado Bound

We’d been thinking that we wouldn’t head out to Colorado this summer — what with the New One and all — but seeing how much fun the Hobbit had with his grandparents, and knowing how much better life was for the rest of us when there were more hands than ours to share the load, we’ve changed our mind. We’re heading for Colorado after all.

We leave in a week.

While we’re anticipating a rather miserable 3-day drive, we’re anxious for the good times when we get there. I’m hoping for at least a little time to write — perhaps on the way, but very hopefully in the relative quiet once we get there — and we’re all looking forward to whatever adventures we have with friends and family.

Of course, we’re not at all anxious for these interim days of packing for what will likely be a 30+ day trip. Not only will that mean a lot of general stuff to take — we are, after all, now four folks and a dog — but there’s always the difficulty of packing for what is currently an unpredictable itinerary.

Will I get a chance to stalk trout on a clear, high mountain stream? If so, I must take fly-fishing gear.

Will I be doing any camping? If so, I need a whole set of backcountry gear.

Will I be needing to fix a broken suspension in the mud? If so, I need a few more tools than I normally carry.

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

On the plus side, one thing I don’t have to worry about this time is being out of contact for the month. Go iPhone!


  1. Um…. NO, you’re not doing any backcountry camping! We don’t have room for the gear, and the grandparents can only help so much with the kiddos. Unless, of course, you want to take them both with you ….hmmmm…. 🙂

  2. 🙁 Fine. Not backcountry camping.

    Packing will still be a pain, though.

  3. C. E. Bollinger

    Safe travels, Mike and family. And do try to get in some writing while you’re having all that fun.

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