Where should I pitch a tent?
September 19, 2010 3:09 PM Subscribe
Help me plan a camping road-trip (starting from Kansas City, MO) in early October? Challenge: 1 toddler & 1 pre-schooler.
posted by jferg to travel & transportation (2 answers total)
I've been working way too much for the past several weeks, and would like to steal back some of the time that my job has taken from me, and get out of town for a few days (5 or 6) with the family.
Unfortunately, I can't really afford to fly the whole family anywhere, and can't -really- afford hotel for 5 or 6 nights (but probably could for a couple of nights). So we were thinking about road-tripping and finding some interesting places to camp along the way, since the kids are pretty good in a tent at this point.
My first though was to head towards Rocky Mountain National Park, but we're not really prepared for sub-40-degree weather, camping equipment-wise, and with a 2.5- and 4.5-year-old I don't want to freeze anybody. It looks like odds are good we'd hit that in the higher altitudes in early October. So, I'm looking for other options for interesting places to pitch our tent for a night or two.
Any direction from KC, MO is fine, though more southerly than northerly is probably indicated. Bonus points for a.) places where there are interesting enough things to do to spend a couple of nights and be occupied during the day, b.) specific campground recommendations, and c.) interesting festivals or activities to schedule around.