(All photos from Cranbrook can be seen here.)
Well Peter and I have returned from our annual camping trip to Cranbrook, BC. The week was pretty uneventful. We didn’t do much. Honestly, it was too hot to do anything at all. I can’t lie though, I LOVED IT! The temperature was 30°C-35°C everyday. There was not one drop of rain. I was in heaven. I couldn’t have asked for anything better for a camping trip. However, Peter was in agony. Haha silly boy. When we got just too hot and sweaty around midday, my Mom and I slapped our swimsuits on and hopped into the lake to cool off. Oh it was wonderful.
Peter and I spent the week in a tent, while my parents had their trailer. It was often hard to get to sleep at night because it didn’t cool off very much. That was the only slight downside. At least I got to experience some sort of nice weather this summer. Calgary’s weather really has been down in the dumps. We barely reach 20° during the day and there is rain almost every day as well. It sucks.
I read one book, but spent the majority of the rest of the time cross stitching. It was great, except I think the sun was a little too hot for my poor needle. The needle stained my fabric in many places as it tarnished because of the heat. I know that doesn’t make much sense, but it happened. We also played a lot of cards. Mostly cribbage, of course. I only won 4 times, but I was the only one who didn’t get skunked for the whole trip. Mwahaha, major win! My Mom was skunked the most so she was pretty stinky by the end of the trip Peter wasn’t far behind though!
My Mom and I did not take our annual trip down to Kalispell, MT. It was kind of sad. We brought our passports, just in case, but as we had just been to Great Falls in May, we decided to stay at camp. My Dad preferred that we didn’t do the extra driving anyway. Neither of us needed anything, it would just have been for fun to go down there. Oh well, maybe next year!
On the second last day of our trip, this sign went up:
I was a little freaked out. We have never heard of any bears being around Cranbrook before. I had trouble sleeping the last 2 nights because I thought the bear was going to bowl down our tent. There was no way I was going to the bathroom in the middle of the night either. However, in the back of my mind I knew nothing would happen. We are always careful with our food (keeping it in my parent’s trailer) and we weren’t going deep in the woods for a hike. Then something amazing happened: I FOUND THE BEAR!!!!
Ahahahaha!!! See, I told you!! You didn’t believe me, did you?!?!
So the trip was wonderful and I look forward to going back next year. In some aspects, it’s like going to our second home. Haha, even though we don’t have access to showers whenever we want
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