Packing A Picnic – Part 2 – The Poudre Canyon

I am so glad we took a beautiful drive up through the mountains and packed a picnic lunch for the trip. Packing A Picnic It was an absolutely gorgeous day. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. We decided to take a drive up through Poudre Canyon, outside of Fort Collins.

We liked this spot right on the river bend. So this was our first stop. This is where we dined on the fabulous picnic food that both Lauren and I had prepared for the day’s feast. We enjoyed what we could before packing it all up and moving on.

Mike and Larry enjoying a dip at the water’s edge while Lauren and I started unloading all our goodies.

It seemed like we had an endless supply of food, which is kind of typical for both Lauren and I, especially when we cook together. 🙂

As we were dining al fresco, we were entertained by all the rafters coming in from their day out on the water. They were packing it up for the day. The river was really flowing, so I am sure they all had a great time.

After we had finished eating, we packed up all the food, and hit the trails again. We drove through this tunnel to get to our next destination. We drove a bit further into the canyon, still by the water, and then found another spot to set up “camp” again. This time, we were just chilling and enjoying the beauty all around us.

We saw some more rafters and some kayakers too.

We stayed here, just chilling, for about an hour, and then we continued with our journey. We found a little off-the-beaten-path trail, and hiked for about a mile or so before turning back. We turned back just in time too. Once we got back into the car, almost immediately, it started to rain. Good timing on our part. We enjoyed our hike and thoroughly enjoyed our day.

Stay tuned. Don’t touch that dial. There is plenty more to come.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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