Posted by: Karen | August 7, 2006

Camping Week – Point Form

We had a fantastic time camping at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park near Milk River, Alberta last week. I kept a detailed trip-journal of all the fun stuff we did, but here’s a shortened version for you:

  • Umpteen baby bunny rabbits
  • Several trips to the playground and the outhouses
  • 84 photos taken,
    many of them of pretty flowers and awesome scenery
  • A few mosquito bites and sunburns
  • 33 bottles of drinking water consumed
  • 30 easy crossword puzzles finished
  • 9 mule deer sightings
  • 8 hours round trip driving
    not including 1 hour round trip to a race
  • 7 freezing nights
  • 7 blazing, sunny days
  • 7 refreshing floats down the river without a raft
    (that’s just mine, others did some too)
  • 6 total climbing sessions in the hoodoos
    (I went on 4) 
  • 5 evenings sitting around the fire
  • 5 banana boats
  • 4 meals cooked over an open fire
  • 3 daytime naps (all mine)
  • 2 educational hoodoo-petroglyph hikes
  • 2 floats down the river on a raft
  • 2 kids
  • 2 cars
  • 2 very windy afternoons
  • 2 middle-of-the-night trips to the outhouse
    “Look at all the STARS, Mommy!”
  • 2 days of fire-ban, including our firepit
  • 1 husband
  • 1 raft
  • 1 tent
  • 1 Park Interpreter’s historical Mountie talk
  • 1 beach
  • 1 book finished by me, Marla Runyan’s “No Finish Line”
  • 1 training run, 50 minutes with a mondo hill, including
    1 snake sighting (not a rattle snake, whew)
  • 1 lazy, winding, cool, waist-deep muddy river
  • 1 local, very Penguin-Friendly foot race
  • 0 lost toys or car keys
  • 0 phone calls
  • 0 T.V. or computer time
  • 0 Injuries or illness
  • 0 rain drops

Aaaaaahhhhh…  priceless 🙂

More detailed reports coming later this week.

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Responses

  1. What’s a Hoodoo?

    Sounds GREAT! Hot days, cold nights

    SNAKE – yikes – not so great, but not a rattler!

    All those stars…

    Wow. I haven’t camped since the summer I graduated college, camped my way across the country from Iowa to Vermont (where my big sister got married by Lake Champlain) to New Jersey (home).

    This post made me miss it! 🙂


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