It was our first night under the stars since November and Curecanti National Recreation Area was the backdrop. While we were aiming for another campsite further on down the road as a pre-summer gear shakedown, we detoured, unexpectedly, by suggestion of our five year old son. For too long, this national park was a pass-through for our family. A pretty view along our route from southern Colorado to points west…until now. Now, we know it a little more intimately. We quickly decided the site was no longer a detour for our family, instead, the destination.