On Monday morning I hop in the car and breathe in the sweet smell of campfire smoke. Days after our excursion I enjoy this subtle reminder of snuggling by the campfire.
“It’s a mommy and me trip,” he says as we cruise west on Wednesday morning. We have no real plan. We just need some time in the outdoors, a break from our busy urban life. We throw a tent and supplies in the car. “How about Buena Vista?” I ask Oliver. “Ok!”
I love the simplicity of camping life. We spend 95% of our waking hours in the fresh moutain air.
On Thursday we head toward Mt Princeton Hot Springs. Oliver notices, “We’re in the middle of nowhere.” I smile and think, “Yes, exactly.” We pass acres and acres of untamed land. It’s refreshing.
The warm pools are surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery. Oliver loves the long, windy slide at the upper pools! A sudden afternoon downpour reminds us to take a break. We sit in the car and have a picnic before we head down to the lower pools and steam room.
If you’re looking for a quaint mountain town with plenty of camping options, Buena Vista should be on your list! It’s refreshingly small and offers a variety of activities for adventurous travelers!