Growing up, I went camping a lot. As I got older it didn't happen as much, but I always missed it.
My husband did not go camping growing up. He had gone a few times in his twenties, but it wasn't anything he did often.
Last month he and our son went camping in Wasa, BC with our friends who live in Canada. They loved it. Minus a few 'situations' that were out of their control. So of course they wanted to take me.
With our new tent in tow and lots (and lots!) of other stuff, that I had NO idea how we got it all in the car, we arrived at our site.
I put up our six man tent with no help...
While they put up a two man tent. Together.
Being as we're newbie campers, we went with basics: tents, sleeping bags, cooler and a campfire. Sleeping on the ground. ugh.
We went the next day and bought inflatable mats to sleep on. ;)
It rained the first morning and so we went to breakfast at Denny's! HA!
And, oh my. The mosquitoes....they were out in full force and I'm still feeling the effects. I honestly think bites are still popping up! I am scratching like crazy!!!
We did the hot dogs and s'mores thing the first night, but since it rained, we got pizza for dinner (there's a little pizza/ice cream place right on the way to camp) the second night.
Canada has a thing for heart shaped rocks. A few weeks ago we took a little road trip there and I found some others...I kinda love it!!
The wildlife was minimal: Wasa Lions, which are like squirrels, and a few deer. Also, we saw an amazing moth (I know, not wildlife, but still) that was snow white. Pure white that looked almost pearly! I took a picture, but it doesn't do it justice.
This is the lake. It's not really that big and has a cute little town surrounding it. I loved the colors and clouds in this shot and was so glad it came out so true to what I saw.
There were so many variables that could have made it our last camping trip, but we muddled through and can't wait for our next one!
I think we may look into a camper/trailer of some sort, though! lol...