Happy Labour Day everyone! I hope you all had a fun and relaxing weekend.
Andrew and I took off camping for the weekend, kind of a last hurrah of summa, so I haven’t been posting for the past couple of days.
We had a fab time. It was the first time Alejandrew and I have been camping by ourselves in five years (we usually have friends along), so it was a nice little weekend getaway pour deux.
We both took the afternoon off work on Friday, loaded up the car, and hit the road!
(I just got Instagram for my iPhone, and that was the first pic I uploaded. I am loving that app already).
We went to Sandbanks Provincial Park in Ontario, the same campground we went to when Eric was here. I love it there! Our site was awesome, the weather was awesome (minus a little thunderstorm on Sunday morning), and the beach was awesome!
I mentioned this about the beach last time, but it has the best swimming conditions of any beach I’ve ever been to, hands down. I love that you can walk out forever and the bottom is still beautifully sandy. Not a single rock, a single weed, or a single mushy spot. Even when the water is finally over your head, the bottom is still perfect! I love it. Nothing throws a damper into swimming like weeds and a mushy quicksand bottom.
We spent most of the days swimming, and lounging around the beach.
We kept ourselves entertained in the water by having handstand contests…
Making up hairstyles…
That would be “The President” (I used to do that one all the time when I was younger, haha. Anyone else used to do that?)
And I taught Andrew “The Dolphin”
You start by squatting (I hate that word) under water, and then push yourself up and out of the water as fast and hard as you can, and flip like a dolphin back into the water.
Ah, I love swimming. Fun times.
We found a little trail across from our campsite that led to a sandy river beach.
There were tons of little fish in the water there right by the shore, and I’m pretty sure people feed them often because as soon as I came near the water they were all up in my grill and followed my every move.
I tried to catch one with my bare hands, Bear Grylls style, but they were speedy little fishies and got away . Andrew called me the Fish Commandah.
Our campsite itself was pretty cute.
A-Rod was pretty proud of his tarp work. While he was engineering that, I pumped up this baby with our ghetto air pump…
Which surprisingly worked out really well and after only about 10 minutes (not the 5 billion years I expected it to take), Cloud 9 was ready.
I was very thankful to have that air mattress when we were sleeping. I slept like a baby in our tent, minus waking up to Andy-pants shaking the tent like a mad man in the middle of the night, trying to scare away the raccoons outside who were messing around with our stuff.
We also forgot our camping chairs (I say “we” but I was the one in charge of packing the food…), and we stopped a few times on the way up to try to find replacements. We could not find camping chairs anywhere, so we finally had to settle for these badboys that we found at Jysk:
Not the comfiest, and extremely hard to get out of since they were so low, but it was better than sitting on the ground.
We also played a lot of Rummy around the campsite.
Whenever I am camping, I get warm fuzzy feelings all over. It’s so nice to have absolutely zero worries for a few days besides what time you’re going to eat. And speaking of eats, let’s get to them! I didn’t photograph everything, but I caught a few.
Saturday and Sunday breakfast:
Healthified Egg McMuffins made with whole wheat English muffins, over-easy eggs, and turkey bacon. Andy the perfect egg cooker made these babies on our little mini stove.
I snapped a pic of Andy’s, it was a thing of beauty.
Ham sandwich on whole grain bread with lettuce, pickles, cheddar cheese and mustard, and we had bagged Caesar salad on the side.
Quick and easy.
Saturday night dinner:
Turkey dogs on whole wheat buns with cheese, pickles, ketuchup and mustard, with a big salad on the side. Sorry for the quality of the photo, but it was dark at that point and I had to use the flash.
We roasted our turkey dogs on tinfoil over the fire and they turned out deeeeelish.
We didn’t bring the proper ingredients to make s’mores, but not to worry because I had a S’mores Luna Bar to make up for that!
It was amazing. I love Luna bars.
Some other snacks included apples, bananas, granola bars, fruit…
…and a bag of Miss Vickie’s Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar chips. Love those.
I’m sad to be back home and wish I was still camping now .
Off to finish up some chores around the house before it is back to the grind tomorrow. Have an awesome Labour Day!