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Camping at Long Lake Provincial Park 2010

I had all of last week off so we met our friends the C’s (Jeff (aka Coz), Andrea, Kate & Lauren) and the R’s (Terry, Heather, Owen & Jake) at Long Lake Provincial park for a few days of camping.  It was glorious!  We stayed Sunday through Friday and only had one day of iffy weather and only one night (late) of rain.  In Alberta that is as good as it gets!

It was our first visit to Long Lake campground and we loved it.  Our campsites were treed and a short walk to the beach.  Oh, yeah, they had a great little sandy beach for the kids.  Evan LOVED it.  He would have stayed there all day if we let him.  They also had a little store with a concession (ice cream, anyone?) and a playground.  It was the perfect spot for a 3 year old.  Evan wanted to move there.  The whole drive home to Calgary he kept saying “Turn around!  Go back to camping! I don’t want to go home!”

Here are a few (a lot) of my favorite pictures from the week…..

This post was Evan’s favorite part of our campsite. He spent a lot of time perched on it or laying on it so he could “fly”.
Our first day was a bit cold & rainy so Evan and Kate took some time off to watch a movie.
Coz made me a killer marshmallow for a S’More.  YUMMY!
Beach time!  Kate needed a quick warm up in the towel.  The lake water was a bit chilly!
Evan loved the beach….and raspberries which he’s wearing on his nose.
The wagon got a workout heading back and forth to the beach.
ICE CREAM!!!!!
My son…..boy of many funny faces!
My favorite picture of Kate & Andrea
Sitting around a Ukranian campfire.  It was dubbed that because of the two HUGE logs we were given from our friend’s dad who is….you guessed it….Ukranian!
Hanging out with the R’s extended family.  Dewey really enjoyed jamming with an accordion though he doesn’t know many polkas.
Party, party, party…..sleep!
More ice cream!  This is Owen (part of the R family)
This is Jake….Owen’s brother.  They introduced Evan to his new obsession….Bakugon.
Me & Andrea….it was great to get to catch up.
Dewey made margaritas for everyone.  They are very, very yummy but may be responsible for my “fluffy” feelings since our return home.
Isn’t Lauren cute?
Kate & Evan loved playing together all week.  Evan was playing hard to get at this point but Kate gave him a hug anyway.
We ended up talking Andrea & Coz into staying an extra day to camp with us.  The week was just so much fun.  I can’t wait until next year to go back again!!!!!

Merry

Monday 2nd of August 2010

Marilyn - Our campsite had a big open area with no trees above so it was mostly okay. Plus it was 8pm and we sat out with it until 1:30. It did look pretty silly though!

Shan

Monday 2nd of August 2010

Looks like a great trip.

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves)

Monday 2nd of August 2010

Still no camping for us. I've told the Hubs to prepare himself because we're going next year for sure. I'm sure the kids will love it.

I laughed at that fire. WOW! I think the park ranger would give someone crap for having such an unorthodox fire here.

Merry

Monday 2nd of August 2010

We've been camping with Evan since he was a little baby. It's all about going with people who have kids the same age & keeping low expectations. ;)

Desiree Fawn

Monday 2nd of August 2010

Looks like you had a fabulous time! We haven't been camping with out little one yet, but we'd love to soon!