The Camping Experience

I’ve never been a big fan of camping (I’ve actively avoided it since my month-long tenting tour of Europe in 1998), but Chris has fond memories from his childhood and wanted to give our kids the same experience. So when Dave and Tanya invited us to crash in their trailer for a night in the Shuswaps, we decided to give it a go. The weather could’ve been better (it was cloudy and kind of cool) but everyone still had a good time.

Some highlights:

At the beach, Justin insisted that Dad do the 15-minute walk back to the campsite to retrieve his goggles. When Dad finally returned, Justin spent 3.2 seconds in the water before announcing he was done. Nice.

The kids were so excited to be allowed to walk to the washrooms by themselves that they made half a dozen trips in the span of about 20 minutes.

Brayden loved building the fire and roasting hot dogs. Justin was more interested in playing with Dad’s iPad.

Both boys slept past 7 a.m. That alone makes me think we might want to try this again.