Monday, July 15, 2013

Weekend camping trip with the family!

I am back from a weekend camping trip with the family! We had a really great time! It felt great to get away for a weekend and have some fun! We headed to Squamish and stayed in a really nice campground there. It was a very private campsite right by a creek. You could see Shannon Falls from there! It was one of the best campgrounds we have ever stayed at. We got to go over and visit Shannon Falls which was amazing! I posted a picture of it for you to see! That was really nice to be able to see that from the campsite.

We had a campfire and made smores which were delicious! We got to sit around the campfire and really connect as a family. It was nice to get away from everything and spend some quality time together as a family.  I love camping!

On Saturday we headed up to Whistler for the day. Whistler is one of my favorite places to visit!! I love it there!! We shopped in Whistler village. We even got to go up the mountain on a gondola! There is an incredible view from there!! I posted a picture of the view from the gondola of the village! We ate lunch at the top of Whistler mountain. The air was so fresh up there!! There was also lots of Olympic stuff from the Olympics held there in 2010!! Very cool! 

We went on another gondola called Peak to Peak. I posted a picture of this gondola. The gondola goes across the valley from mountain to mountain. It's pretty high up! We were all a bit nervous to go on that one! lol. This was new to Whistler and was not there the last time I visited.

We went from Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain. We even threw some snowballs because there was lots of snow there!! So cool to be throwing a snowball in the middle of July! There was an incredible view from Blackcomb!! We took tons of pictures there!! We went back to Whistler village for more shopping. We went to Starbucks as well as the Rocky Mountain chocolate factory. We spent the whole day there! Then we headed over to a lake nearby called Alta Lake. Fresh blue cool water and a beautiful view there too! It was really relaxing. :)

We came back to a second night of sitting around the campfire. I got up early on Sunday and enjoyed some time by the creek. There was lots of wildlife there. We got on the road to headed into North Vancouver. We ate breakfast at the Lonsdale Quay. A beautiful day to be there! We enjoyed a nice view of Downtown Vancouver from there while eating breakfast. I picked up some fresh fruits and veggies there before we headed home.

We took about 300 pictures. It was hard to choose some of the best ones to post on Facebook and also on here too! They all turned out great! I had such a relaxing and fun time. We never had an opportunity to get naughty but that's ok. We got away and enjoyed some family fun. It was nice to create some family memories with our kids. I really hope we can get away again really soon!

May the force be with you all!!

~padme amidala


blueeyedtawni said...

The view looks absolutely lovely :)