Camping in Del Bonita & I Got Stuck

At last! Finally! I got to go camping this weekend! Yes it was only for one night (it was raining and 90 km winds on Friday night) and yes it was the exotic locale of Del Bonita but to me, camping is camping and I had a great time!

Driving through the country with my feet out the window. Heaven!

Driving through the country with my feet out the window. Heaven!

The Del Bonita campground is only 30 minutes south of Magrath and almost always empty which is why we opted to go so the kids and dog could run freely.  I don’t think anything makes me happier than being outside all day and waking up and going back outside. I always think I would make a good gypsy because rain or shine, I want to be outside.

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Rocky had a blast swimming in the Milk River though at one time the current was so bad he started floating downstream so I hopped in and gave him a push to shore.

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I was especially proud of my healthy camping dinner- salmon, carrots and potatoes with a little garlic salt cooked in tin foil. It was way tastier than any hot dog.

Healthy camping food

Healthy camping food

This Friday is Ryan’s birthday so the kids and I surprised him with a birthday cake, a McCain Deep & Delicious! And since I forgot candles, I busted out my emergency candles in the car and we ate it straight out of the carton so as not to dirty any dishes because we’re classy like that.

Mmm...cake!

Mmm…cake!

At one point I was worried we were going to get rained on as clouds were on three sides of us and it was obviously raining. But we were luck that somehow the rain stayed away.

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It was a perfect day and night.

Enjoying the fire in the evening

Enjoying the fire in the evening

The next morning after breakfast, we packed up and Ryan took his kids in his vehicle home and I stayed behind to let Rocky swim one last time. After his swim we hopped in the car and nothing. It wouldn’t start. The battery had died from keeping the trunk hatch open too long. I was stranded! And even better, there is no cell service in Del Bonita.

No service! Argh!

No service! Argh!

So Rocky and I headed off down the highway to the nearest farmhouse to find help.

I was about to get angry, but decided to laugh it off and enjoy my adventure

I was about to get angry, but decided to laugh it off and enjoy my adventure

We crossed a bridge that had a ton of bird nests under it and all these creepy birds swarmed around us when we crossed the bridge.

Birds are so creepy!

Birds are so creepy!

We made it to the farm and I was nervous about asking a total stranger for help.

Hoping these people are nice

Hoping these people are nice

The lady who answered the door was very friendly and seemed happy to help which made me feel a lot better. She gave me a jump and off Rocky and I went-headed for home.

It was such a great weekend. Now I need to clean the disaster of a house I came home to, especially after dumping all our camping stuff in the foyer.

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