Growing up my Dad always took 2 consecutive weeks vacation, sometimes more as far as I can recall anyways. In 8 yrs, Kurt and I have rarely (if ever?) done this…
My family growing up (The Gerty’s) always camped BC Provincial Parks, for many years in a tent, and very often with my stellar cousins, the Dunlops. I have a soft spot for these parks… And, after a 13-night Island camping vacation, I now understand the bliss of this from a new perspective.
We have been healthy, happy, free, challenged, and best of all together. And, thankfully, back home safe and sound (we did have a very near head on collision at 80 km/hr. eek).
While putting 3 kids to bed in a tent every night was a personal challenge, and stretched me, we were incredibly blessed with some hard sleeps, and SUNNY SKIES!
The last raindrops fell just before our arrival in Tofino 2 weeks ago, and the first raindrops fell this morning at 5am, just before a whirlwind rainy pack up on Cortes Island (see tent photo above). And, we were the very last car on the ferry TWICE! God was on our side this trip. We are grateful.
Long beach, Smelt Bay, Hague Lake, Rathtrevor beach, amazing park/playground in Parksville, wonderful “Market Day” in Courtenay… we have been almost 100% outside, and 100% media free for 2 weeks.
More amazing photos to come, after our pizza pie day Saturday!