Jul 18

Wed '12

Camping Vacation

Peter and I will be leaving on Sunday for a week of glorious camping. Every year we go to Cranbrook, BC for some R&R in the beautiful wilderness. Although, what we do is not necessarily camping. Yes, we sleep in a tent, but as far as “roughing it” goes, that’s the line. We always share a double spot with my parents. They have a trailer and so we spend most of our time over at their spot. We use their picnic bench and campfire, their fridge/cupboards to store our food, we cook together and use all their supplies. We share the cost of everything, of course. The only time we are over on our spot with our tent is when we are sleeping. But that’s what we like. It’s easy and we still get a taste of the outdoors. Cranbrook is a 5 minute drive from the campground so we are not exactly isolated from civilization.

Another annual thing we like to do while we are away is to take a day trip to Kalispell, Montana. It’s a 2 hour drive from Cranbrook and so Mom and I take advantage and do a little shopping in the states. I always load up on as much delicious fat-free/low-fat food as I can πŸ˜€ I would live in the states if I could, if only for the food variety. YUM.

We have been religiously checking the 14-day forecast weather trend for Cranbrook. It keeps changing! Argh, how are we supposed to know what to pack?! LOL. We are only going a little crazy because last year we had such crappy weather. I only remember 1 day that we had with no rain. The sunshine was out for just a few short hours that day too. πŸ™ It wasn’t super fun. Camping is for sitting out in the sunshine and reading a book or cross stitching. That’s what I say. A few days ago the forecast said it would be sunny every day. But now there is one day of scattered showers and a few days of variable cloudiness. Oh well. The high is still supposed to be 24°C-26°C. I can live with that. Peter prefers it to be a little cooler, with no rain. He likes the clouds. What a weirdo. How did we ever end up together? Well he can have ALL the shady spots and I’ll go in search of the sun rays. πŸ˜€

I have the next few days off as well because we have some relatives in town from Ontario and I’d like to spend some time with them before they leave. So I don’t have to go back to work until July 30th! Super long vacation for the win!

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4 Responses to “Camping Vacation”

  • Cathrine
    July 19, 2012 @ 5:07 am

    Yay for vacation πŸ˜€ We just got back from “camping”, my boyfriend’s parents have a trailer that’s more like a cabin – they’ve built an extra room and a terrace and everything around it πŸ˜‰ It was more like relaxing luxurious camping πŸ˜€ I’ll cross my fingers that you get nice weather this year!

  • Erica
    July 19, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    Haha no one does any real camping anymore these days. We’re all so spoiled.

    I think camping is going to end up being our backup plan if the weather isn’t good in Ohio for when we have our Cedar Point trip planned. But… real camping. lol we don’t have access to a trailer or anything. We have a tent and sleeping bags and coolers and fishing poles and that’s about it. Hahaha.

  • Kylie
    July 19, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    Sound like a wicked vacation! And that’s my preferred style of camping too — removed enough from the civilized world, but close enough to go back for a few moments πŸ˜‰

  • Lissy
    July 22, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    yay, no work πŸ™‚ hope you’re having a good time πŸ˜€

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