Most of the time when one thinks about camping with family, they assume it is the kids. Although we have taken the kids and grandkids, most of the time it was my Mom and Dad. There are lots and lots of stories of camping with them and things that happened along the way. One of the times, we were in Denver for a ship's reunion for my Dad. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor on the USS Maryland when the harbor was attacked on Dec. 7th. His ship would hold reunions all over the country, so we got to see lots of things thanks to Dad. More stories on those adventures later. On this trip, Dad wanted to see some of the elk in the Rockies, so off we went. My brother from Calif. and his wife, my nephew, my brother from Alaska and the four of us all took off for the Rockies. It was a breathtaking experience and we ended up about 2 miles above sea level. :thumbup1: Dad got to see his elk and got to hear them bugle when they were on there way to the town of Estes Park, which we were told was a nightly trek for a large herd of elk. Dad had always had a problem with his nose bleeding and this time was no exception. When I say bleeding, it was actually hemmorahging! Off we went to the nearest hospital and got to see the doctor fairly soon. He ended up having his nose packed and I never thought so much packing could be pushed into someone's nose:rolling-eyes: Dad endured it all and felt really bad as he thought he had ruined the trip for us. Not so...all part of being a family. He ended up with another pad taped under his nose and had to attend the banquet with that thing under his nose. I took some photos of him with the family and was able to "erase" that from the photos with some of the tools available to enhance photos. It was another great reunion being there with all that living history with those Veterans and hearing the stories they told about that horrible day in their lives. The pride, humility and patriotism from those men during those reunions was almost tangible. Some of the places where these reunions were held were: San Diego, Jacksonville, Flor., Denver (twice), Kansas City, New Orleans, New London, CT., Bremerton, Wash., Valley Forge and many other places. We have many great stories from these trips and will be posting them later if anyone wants to hear them.