Thank-you for all of your well-wishing comments. 😀
We went to the Rocky Mountain House area for our latest camping trip. It wasn’t our best trip but we did have a nice time none-the-less.
Adrian originally wanted to take us to the lake where he’d recently taken a canoe certification course. It wasn’t at a campground, though, which means no bathrooms. Now listen. I’m not pampered – I can rough it. In fact, we never used to stay in campgrounds before we had children, but these days going “number 2” over a log just doesn’t have the same appeal it used to. I don’t need anything fancy, however. An outhouse will do for me.
We decided to take a look at nearby campgrounds – ones with outhouses. The two that were within minutes of the first lake were right off the highway and since we prefer more secluded spots we decided to keep looking. The next campground we tried was a twenty kilometre drive down a gravel road. While the campground was lovely, the lake that it was situated on was pretty weedy. I was hoping the kids could do some swimming, but the lake didn’t look ideal. So, we moved on up the gravel road. (am I sounding picky yet?)
Back on the highway, we were discussing heading on to Nordegg. A lovely area, but another hour’s drive away at least. As we began driving, we decided to try one last campground. It had a lovely lake, quiet treed-in sites, AND an outhouse. Yeah! And none to soon because Adrian was beginning to lose his cheerful demeanor. He actually didn’t want to come on the trip in the first place. He wanted to spend his one week vacation at home. In fact, it took him a little while to snap out of his “this trip sucks” mood. But once we got all set up, he did snap out it, and we began to relax and enjoy ourselves.
J doing her new favourite pass time. Looking for frogs to catch.
Adrian and the kids on the hunt for a good fishing spot.
We forgot the adapter which allows us to hook up our stove to the propane. This is Adrian showing off his over-the-fire cooking skills while making a heart healthy breakfast. 😉
The children fishing at sunset. Or, rather, J fishing. She seems to love it while R…not so much.
The first morning (around 5:30 am) that I got up to go the outhouse there was a flock of Canadian Geese making themselves at home in the campground while foraging for food. It was lovely to be so close to them. Of course, I didn’t have my camera since I don’t usually take it with me on early morning trips to the outhouse. The next morning they were there again, though, so I went back to retrieve it. Everyone else in the campground was asleep. It was just me and the geese.
This puts “catching the big one” to a whole new level! 😉