We stopped for a lunch picnic along the way.
We don't have many leaves changing colors around here, so it was such a blessing to get to see all of the golden aspen leaves on our drive over the pass AND where we were camping. The river by our camp site provided some great fun the first morning.
The next day Rob had plans to take most of the kids to look for a geocash or two. My back had had enough driving so he dropped me off in town with Miss E and Miss A. Miss E wisely discerned that mom's life currently revolves around food and realized that coming with me would lead to treats. Strangely most of the breakfast (and even coffee) places were not yet open at 8am. At the end of the main street we finally found a bakery/coffee shop. Then Miss E found an open book store where she promptly disappeared while Miss A and I enjoyed the couch in the children's area.
After lunch at the trailer Rob took off with most of the older kids. The littles and I needed naps. Miss E decided to stay behind to read. When the littles got up we headed into town for ice cream; I was so happy that the local shop had quite a few dairy free options for Mr K to choose from.
We all met up again at the trailer planning to make dinner. The meat for dinner was placed in the coldest part of our refrigerator and was a frozen block. This lead to the decision to head back to town for dinner at the local pizza place. After dinner we explored town a bit and got more ice cream (some of the kids had missed out, you know).