Finally! We got out in the tent for the weekend.
I think the last time was 2009!
Greg and I really do love camping but, as of late, there seems to be a slew of reasons why we can't go. Summer is short and starts late here on the Avalon. In addition, there aren't a lot of parks that stay open past September 15th. Guess we are going to have to step it up a notch! Maybe backcountry camping? Winter camping?
Hmmmm. Going to have to chew on that thought for a goodly loooong time!
This past weekend we went to Malady Head in Terra Nova National Park. A bit of a walk down memory lane for us as we used to go there a lot when the kids were young. We drove past The Pinetree Lodge, which still has "The Maze" on their property. The boys loved that place and remember it quite clearly; $1 got you a trip through the maze...in the dark! What a hoot. Highly recommend it! We also drove past the Archaeological Museum in Burnside and scouted around Salvage...such a beautiful spot!
Terra Nova camping gave me one of my very best vacation reads. Somewhere around 2002 we stopped into the pharmacy where I picked up "Rare Birds" by Edward Riche, an unknown book at the time, which was eventually made into a movie. The only time the book was 'put down' was when it hit the tent floor as I fell off the air mattress laughing. The funniest book ever and such a delicious camping memory!
I enjoyed another great read on this recent camping trip. A novella. Just my speed these days. "Say Nothing, Saw Wood" by Joel Thomas Hynes. Not a new book, but new to me. And not a comedy, but a hard job to put it down none the less. And I read it in the tent while the rain pitter-pattered outside. Yet another delicious camping memory!
note- Say Nothing, Saw Wood has been made into a movie. Cast No Shadow. Very well done.
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