I'm just back from a vacation in the Rocky Mountains with my boys. What a relief to get out of the Texas heat for a week! We hiked, camped, rafted and ate lots of awesome food in Crested Butte, which has a surprising number of amazing restaurants for such a tiny town. We made many great memories that I hope my kids will keep with them as they trek through life. One memory in particular I know will stay with them- as we camped at Lake Irwin above Crested Butte, a Black Bear broke into one of our tents in the middle of the night (our day tent, NOT our sleeping tent, thank goodness!!) and mangled the boys' box of crayons! I've been camping in the Colorado high country my whole life and never had such a close encounter with bears. Much too close for comfort for me but a great story for the kids to take to school with them next week.