Family is really important to me! When the idea of going camping with our kids and grandgirls plus my husband’s parents took root, it seemed a great chance for the little girls to bond with their great-grandparents with fewer distractions for any of them! Sadly my son and his wife had to work, but we borrowed their four-year-old for the trip. Our daughter and her husband met us there along with their two girls.
We spent four days camping off-grid by a mountain lake in a BC Provincial campground with mixed weather. Thankfully the awning of the trailer plus a tarp covered the “kitchen” area, and a tent gazebo kept the picnic table sheltered.
Papa (great-grandpa) has asthma, so we used a portable propane firepit for cooking hotdogs the first night. It works just as well as a wood fire. Who knew! We used it several times, sometimes for ambience and again for s’mores the last night.
Between showers, the girls had plenty of time in the water. Aren’t they getting big? “Sweetpea” (left) is 6.5 now, and her sister, “Rosalie” (center) is 4.5. Their cousin “Willow” (right) just turned four last week.
The four-year-olds are best friends. So good to see!
A bin of sidewalk chalk came in handy multiple times as the girls drew masterpieces on the road beside our camp. They also went through two liters of bubbles. I can’t believe I don’t have any photos of that… but you’ve all seen bubbles.
Several hours were spent being newly hatched sea turtles on their way to the sea. Seriously. Over and over. Who needs toys when you have imagination?
Best of all, the girls enjoyed snuggles with Granny, along with treats and walks with their little dog Mitzi (aka “Mixy”).
All in all, a fun, enjoyable week. Of course the morning we had to pack up and come home, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky! But four of the six adults had to go to work on Friday, so staying longer wasn’t an option. Today I’m back to writing on my next story, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a relaxing time spent with family.