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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

A Fun Father's Day at Great Sand Dunes

Our Father's Day trip started out a bit rocky when my Dad's flight got delayed an entire day. Fortunately, it ended up being a blessing in disguise. As Doug commented, Friday night was wet and Saturday wasn't much better. Our friends, Jenny and Jeff, left early Saturday morning and arrived in time for a couple hours of rain. At 3:00 on Saturday afternoon, it cleared up and was beautiful for the rest of the weekend.

We showed up at 8:30 on Saturday night and stayed through Monday morning. If you asked Abbie and Jack, they'd say the best part was driving on the road past the Point of No Return. My favorite moment was when they climbed to the top of a dune with me. The mosquitoes were mean and plentiful, but the campground was well equipped and had excellent views.

Jack's first hike to The Dunes There's a good spot!

Running to see Jenny and Jeff The Pratts

Hiking back to campsite Sunset at The Dunes

If you ever get a chance to take your kids to Great Sand Dunes, you should jump at the opportunity. This place is simply awesome. For more pictures, see my Great Sand Dunes 2009 set on Flickr.

Posted in General at Jun 23 2009, 11:28:13 PM MDT 3 Comments

One of my favorite places in Colorado. A bit off of the beaten path, but well worth it once you arrive.

Posted by hmd on June 24, 2009 at 11:21 AM MDT #

GSD is awesome when the water flows, and from the snaps above looks like this was the case for you. Nice to see the water coming back. In landlocked Colorado, its one of the few places you can pitch a lawn chair and pretend you're at the beach. Thanks for sharing Matt. Cheers.

Posted by Tony on June 24, 2009 at 01:29 PM MDT #

Those pictures bring back great memories! I was lucky enough to visit in the late 70's while on a family trip to Monte Vista. I hope to get back down there again someday, but it's the total opposite direction from Steamboat! Glad to see you are doing well. - Mick

Posted by Mick Huisking on June 25, 2009 at 04:44 AM MDT #

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