Monday, 22 June 2015

{Father's Day Weekend} Arrowhead Provincial Park

In lieu of a gift this Father's Day, Brynn and I took James camping for the weekend! Since camping basically makes James the happiest person alive, we thought it would be a good trade.

The weather was fantastic on Saturday- enough that we even got to go swimming at the beach (in June!). We did some biking and hiking, and enjoyed a dinner cooked over the fire. Sunday was a bit wetter (and a lot buggier), but we escaped the swarms with a beautiful bike right to the Big Bend lookout.

To be honest, I think we would both choose watching B as our favourite part of the trip (my, how interests change after kids!). We were pretty lenient with her exploring, since the campground was quite empty and we had loads of time on our hands. She did manage to run into the lake, fully clothed, at full tilt, even though we were watching, but it didn't seem to scar her, so we're good, right?

Ah, camping outfits...

we received this one-piece rain suit in the mail on Friday- just in time!

Arrowhead was a beautiful park. They have lots of walking and biking trails that we didn't get to do- we forgot our backpack carrier and they were a bit rough for the bike trailer- but we would recommend this park in a heart beat!. There are over 400 sites and the lake is beautiful. Plus, the Big East River is gorgeous and would make for some lovely canoeing! You can rent canoes, kayaks and paddle boards, too.

I've never been camping in June before, but if you have proper outdoor wear (read: bug nets and long sleeves) it can be really enjoyable and must less crowded than July or August! We might have to make this a year tradition- who knows!

“Whatever form it takes, camping is earthy, soul enriching and character building, and there can be few such satisfying moments as having your tent pitched and the smoke rising from your campfire as the golden sun sets on the horizon--even if it's just for a fleeting moment before the rain spoils everything.” ― Pippa MiddletonCelebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends

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