First Camping Trip with Baby

This past weekend we went out for our first camping trip (and hike) of the season and E’s first ever! I started planning our trip a few weeks ago by booking a single night of camping at Bow Valley Campground near Calgary. I chose the location because it had reservable campsites available, looked nice enough …

Exploring the Shuswap – Camping and Beach Time

When I was a kid we headed to BC most summers for a week or so of camping in the Shuswap. This summer I decided to share the Shuswap experience with Jon and some friends (it was our wedding gift to them). We only had a week but I think we packed a lot into it …

Early Season Camping at Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park

It required a late night after a long day on Thursday but it was worth it to head out of the city on Friday night for our first overnight adventure of the season. During my early season gear organizing I packed our car camping tubs so those were easy to grab and all we had to …

Colorado – Great Sand Dunes National Park

So, besides mountains Colorado is also home to a giant expanse of sand dunes. Great Sand Dunes National Park is located in the southern portion of the state and provides a very different experience than our north and western Colorado adventures. To get to the park, we headed back over Independence Pass and into Buena …

Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park, Part 1

So, besides spending all that time in Scotland this summer, I also spent 10 days in Colorado visiting my sister. M and I have never been on a trip just the two of us so this was a pretty special event. I’d wanted to go somewhere on vacation, this was her last month in the state …