Hodge Podge Family trips
Soon, the children will break up f rom school and we can go on someday trips.
It will be lovely to get out and about and leave the chores behind for a few hours.
A holiday isn’ t on the cards this year, but day trips are, solk out wilderness here we come!
My husband loves to fish and hasn’ t been able togo for some time what with the move and setting up a home and work constraints, so this summer is his time hopefully.
I would love for him to be able to get some fishing time in, that would do his soul good.
I’ll be in charge of setting up camp and sorting food supplies etc ., I love it when we do go anywhere on a visit, it’ s like being on army manoeuvres and I have to try to think of every eventuality including a good standard first aid kit, boys, will be boys after all.
I have a cooking plan all ready it’ s quite exciting to cook outside for me I’ ve not done a lot of it, British people don’ t embrace the barbecue like Canadian sand I must admit I love the feeling of freedom you get when you cook outside, it’ s so primeval and down to bras stacks, I’ m totally smitten with it.
Today we will be getting enough ground sheets ready to sit on and cleaning out any funky smelling coolers ready to take our supplies, the only thing thats lightly worries me is finding a hungry bear, I won’t argue with it, if it wants our picnic it can have it, even sit down and enjoy a pop if it wants, I won’t mind as I’ m hobbling to my truck to get away with the family.
There are some spectacular sights herein Canada, I have never seen the likes of before, it’ s such a beautiful place to live, sure the winters are harsh but wow, the summer sure makes up for that, the freedom and beauty is inspiring. One of our daughters got married on top of Whistler’ s Mountain, that’ s was a fantastic experience for sure, I’ d never been up a mountain before and being a complete coward when it comes to heights it wasn’ t on my to do list. But our daughter and soon to be, son in law decided that was where they were going to exchange their vows. All I can say is wow. It was the most spectacular setting I’ ve ever attended a wedding at, the sun was hot and I can’ t begin to describe the feeling of excitement as we watched our daughter appear over the crest of the hill having hiked up the mountain with her bridesmaids, one of which washer sister, they all looked so pretty in their dresses, if not just a little dusty, it was an experience I would never of had anywhere else. That’ s what’ s so great about living here, freedom, beauty and wilderness, I never want to be anywhere else.
So, back to planning our day trips out, most will involve lots of food, because boys don’ t just eat, they in hale food, so I will be looking out lots of recipes that are both gluten free, so we can all enjoy it and finger food, so I don’ t have to spend too much time cooking, a happy balance would suit me fine. Th e last thing I want to have to do is start making something from scratch, I’ d like to have most of the prep done ahead of time so all I have to do is cook them eaton the BBQ and then serve it.
So, it’ s back to sorting stuff in readiness and then, let the wagons roll.
Me I’ll be taking photos and doing some crochet or my puzzle book, I want to spend some time away from phones and TV sand all sorts of devices, just kick back and listen to the trees for awhile.
Happy camping and as always, be nice to one another.