Tag Archives: camping

Music Monday – “Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit terrified/And then I see the look in your eyes” #solareclipse2017

There was no shortage of songs to listen to during today’s solar eclipse. But in terms of a song to highlight for my Music Monday post, there is only one choice – a song I’ve loved since it came out in 1983 (and which I kept playing on repeat throughout the morning before the eclipse […]

.@BlakeBerglund “Coyote” Electronic Press Kit

More background about what’s become my album of the summer…  

Saturday Snap – Honeycomb Campfire

Not sure if there’s another name for this style of campfire (maybe “log cabin”?) but I’ve become a big fan of it this summer, partly because you can build it so big, sort of like the world’s most dangerous game of Jenga! πŸ˜‰ The day after a fun pot luck supper with many of the […]

I Can’t Decide If I Should Feel Guilty About Missing So Many of My Daily Blog Posts Due to Camping

Nah… πŸ˜‰

Camping Injury Report

Camping is a strange thing – you pay a lot of money to basically live in the wilderness with all the attendant dangers and risks. This summer, we’ve had a few… Pace hit himself in the face with a metal scooter while attempting a trick, cutting his face, giving himself a fat lip and loosening […]

Friday Fun Link – 39 s’Mores Hacks That Will Change Your Life

  Of course Buzzfeed has the perfect listicle for this topic. We’ve tried a few s’mores variations ourselves with a current favourite being “Exploding s’moreos” where we not only use an Oreo instead of a graham cracker but also the limited edition Fireworks Oreos that have pop rocks candy mixed in!

Music Monday – “From nine till five I have to spend my time at work/The job is very boring, I’m an office clerk/The only thing that helps me pass the time away/Is knowing I’ll be back at Echo Beach some day.”

Another unofficial theme for our seasonal camp site at Echo Valley Campground, especially after last weekend when we hit Echo Beach a couple times… “Echo Beach” – Martha and the Muffins

Five Disadvantages of a Seasonal Site

I did a post about the advantages of a seasonal camp site so it’s only fair to list some of the disadvantages. I already mentioned that it ends up being more expensive than you realise. You end up feeling obligated (or at least we do) to go out to your camp site as much as […]

Saturday Snap – Abandoned Bike

Pace took a couple friends camping this past weekend. Β At one point, he asked if they could ride out to the lookout near our site and take their bikes down the hill. I interpreted this to mean “Down the little dirt path to the point just beyond the lookout” but he took it to mean […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Our First Visit to Echo Valley Provincial Park (June 2015)

Before we had our seasonal site there, we stayed at Echo Valley for a weekend in June 2015. We had a site backing right onto the main playground, only steps from where our seasonal site is now (I often sit in our seasonal site and look over diagonally at the ever-changing nightly campers staying in […]