Apologies for the way-later blog. I just started a new job and it’s beautiful out. Between working and world cup and patio nights who even as time for the internet anymore, amiright?
For the July long weekend Jenn, Raur and I took off to the Okanagan for the girliest camping trip of all time. We are talking luxury glamping with flush toilets, showers and a picnic table. Jenn even painted her nails.
Prior to leaving, some of our supportive male friends expressed doubt that we would be able to plan and execute a camping trip without them. They were totally wrong. We just needed to borrow all their stuff.
We stayed at Okanagan Lake South Provincial Park. There was one magical spot left open to reserve online when we checked the week before we left. Pro camping tip: make your reservations earlier than that. The attendant in charge of registration and fun activities (bike decorating) was delighted to see us when we got there because apparently I, “sound like a purple flower”. She was a hoot. Now, when I say glamping, it really means that we were roughing it compared with our fellow campers in the campground. There were family reunions with giant trucks and RVs on either side of us and our next door neighbours had a full size barbeque. My little car looked so out of place.
The only glitch we had was due to a small communication error regarding the borrowed camp stove. We ended up in the wilderness without the hose that attaches to the propane. Oops. In the end it didn’t matter too much because we found a good coffee shop in Summerland and managed to cook the rest of our meals over the camp fire. We ate a lot of hot dogs on this trip.
Jenn and I got very good at building fires. And we even managed to make popcorn one night. These are important wilderness skills.
We spent a lot of time at the beach, ate a ton of cherries and visited a couple of wineries. I came back tanned and relaxed and ready to start a brand new job (!). Another successful round of Sarah’s #outdoorsy Adventures. Thanks for caring about my vacation photos, guys.