Let’s get to recapping camping shenanigans!
I have been struggling with this recap, to be honest. We were gone for a few days, so at first I was just doing a running commentary of everything we did, and it was way too long. I think I will just break this post into our activities while camping.
Here are some scenes from our long weekend at Bon Echo Provincial Park with our friends Mike and Bri!
We went hiking a few times, as there was a pretty cool lakeside trail…
And then another seriously awesome trail that we hiked on Sunday that was way up in those cliffs in the above picture.
Bon Echo has amazingly beautiful views, and I was really glad we took the time to hike the trails. I also didn’t run or anything, unlike my last camping trip, so I was grateful to be active.
On Saturday morning the four of us rented kayaks and went on a tour of the lake!
We kayaked all along the rock face, which was pretty amazing.
We saw some pretty cool sites…
Ando just Wikipedia’d that writing behind me and it was carved in 1919 in honour of Walt Whitman, who was an American poet.
We also saw a few Native pictographs!
They’re hard to see, but Natives marked pictographs (the writing in the red) on these rocks several thousand years ago. It was fun trying to decipher what they meant.
I loved our kayaking adventure :). It was beautiful, and a crazy arm workout!
Bon Echo has two beautiful beaches, so you know a lot of swimming went down…
I love lake swimming so much.
And another beach shot…
And me on the beach after I full-out slipped and fell in some mud…
General Camping Activities
We actually got two campsites so that our sleeping tents were on one site, and the “party site” with our dining tent, and campfire, etc. were on the site next door.
We played a LOT of this…
Pictionary! One of my fave games of all time. We played a lot of MadGab as well, which was also pretty fun.
And of course there was a lot of just hanging around the site…
Ahh, I love camping.
Obviously there was quite a bit of eating. I did not photograph all of my meals (and the ones I didn’t catch were the unhealthiest…whoops ;)), but here are a few of the highlights!
Friday’s breakfast was french toast and peameal bacon sandwich. I was skeptical on the combo, but with a little bit of Ketchup this definitely hit the spot for me!
Grilled chicken breast which I topped with a little bit o’ steak sauce, and vegetable salad with tortellini and Italian dressing. The salad was amazing!
Breakfast on Saturday was this delicious mix of potato, bacon, peppers and onion that Mike and Bri brought. It comes in a bag, and all you do is throw it in the frying pan for a bit and then add eggs! It was really good, and I will definitely be buying this for a weekend breakfast in the future.
Saturday’s lunch was a bun with turkey and ham, cheese, and cucumber, and a lot of this on the side:
I was glad to squeeze the veggies in, because a lot of my unpictured eats were chips, popcorn and granola bars. But I also had apples, and peanuts, which someone else enjoyed eating as well…
We made friends on our site 🙂
And steak, corn on the cob and baked potato was on our menu for Saturday night, but it eluded any photos.
We had such a great time, and were so sad to come home. We are already planning our camping adventure for next summer with Mike and Bri. Maybe we’ll go to Sandbanks!
One more thing… Taking your brand new car camping may not be the best of ideas, because this might happen…
It’s all good and vacuumed out now, but yowza!
I hope you guys all had a great three-day weekend as well! S’laters!