We took the grandkids to Chatfield Reservoir State Park this morning and let the two-year-old play on the beach a little bit. The weather was nice and warm, probably in the mid-70s, but the water was very cold due to it being mostly snowmelt so a little wading was all that was allowed. Most of the fun was simply playing in the sand at the water's edge and throwing every available stick into the lake.
The most difficult part of the whole adventure was getting too little kids packed up and their huge complicated car seats fitted into the backseat of the truck. The backseat of my truck is normally folded up out of the way so my various toolboxes, camera bag and other assorted paraphernalia will fit in the floor. Which means to put the seats down so the kids car seats will buckle to them I have to move everything off the floor of the truck and temporarily set it in the garage.
This is not as easy as it sounds as my toolbox alone must weigh 75 pounds and I try to never be put in a position where I have to take everything out of the back of the truck. But in this case I'm the only one that has a Colorado parks pass on my windshield so we saved eight dollars by taking my truck.
We didn't stay too long only about 45 minutes which is about the limit of my attention span, someone broke the rules and sat down in the icy water and got soaking wet and covered with sand. there pants had to be removed and they walked back to the truck in their underwear.... Needless to say I was pretty embarrassed but thankful that I had put on clean underwear this morning.
You have to stay hydrated when you're playing hard