Tag Archives : Camping

Milk River Long Weekend- I Pulled My Butt Playing Softball


Like my title? Blog experts always say to have a catchy title and that’s pretty catchy is it not? I don’t know what it is about camping/ball tournaments but I never take any photos! So this post is basically a narrative, sorry about that. What is it about the Milk River Softball Tournament that results in me injured with no…

How to Stay Healthy While Camping


I recently went camping for a weekend and the way I ate was atrocious! I legit felt gross when I got home. Chips, candy, pop, beer- yeesh! But that always seems to be the case when we go camping. We purchase healthy meal options (wraps, steak & veggies, eggs) but then we stock up on super unhealthy snacks and snack all weekend…

Weekend Camping in Koocanusa, BC


This camping weekend was a memorable one when we headed out to Koocanusa, BC (more commonly known as Kikomun Provincial Park) for back country camping, swimming, and turtle spotting at Surveyor’s Lake. This year we went with Ryan’s parents and his brother’s kids Jasmine & Joey and of course our kids and the two dogs. We went back to the…

Gear Review- Microlite 950 Sleeping Bag


Earlier this summer, Mountain Warehouse (a UK-based outdoor retailer) sent me the ultimate back country gift package. It included new hiking boots, a sleeping bag, and a tent. Sadly, my injury prevented me from doing my planned back country trip this summer so I could test everything out, but I got a lot of use out of the Microlite 950 Sleeping…

Camping in Koocanusa


This past weekend, Ryan and I packed my Patriot to absolute capacity, squished the kids and dogs in the back seat and headed off to Lake Koocanusa for a weekend of camping. Let me start off by saying, camping with kids is so much more work! Besides packing twice the food, you need more bedding and a plethora of “just…

Gear Review- Mountain Warehouse Ultimate Self Inflating Mat


Have you guys ever had a blog post fired up and ready to go and then it gets buried in your draft folder? That has what happened to my review of Mountain Warehouse’s Ultimate Self Inflating Mat! Mountain Warehouse sent me the mat for free in exchange for a review, but my thoughts and opinions are my own.  Mountain Warehouse is…

Rainy Weekend in Glacier National Park


This recap is a little late but life has been crazy these days. Actually, when is it ever not crazy? For the long weekend, Ryan and I packed up the dog and headed to Glacier National Park to camp in the Apgar Campground with Ryan’s parents. They were staying the week and invited us to stay in their camper and…

Too Old For Tents But Too Young for a Camper


I love camping. I absolutely love it. I am one of those folks who can go days without a shower, sleep in a bag on the ground and wash my dishes in the stream happily. But the older you get, the more complicated camping gets. Ryan and I took his kids and the dog for a single night of camping a…

Friday Fitness and I am Really Struggling


This has been a bad week for me. I’ve been starving and eating way over my daily allotted calories from FitnessPal but I’ve also been exhausted and no I’m not pregnant! Whenever I mention my appetite or exhaustion that’s the first thing everyone asks me and it’s driving me crazy. I wish it was pregnancy because then there is an…

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! The Del Bonita campground is only 30 minutes south of Magrath…

Adventures in Crowsnest Pass


Wow! What a weekend it was! My little brother and I really wanted some quality time together (he is spending the summer in Waterton before going back to Seattle) so we scheduled this camping trip over a month ago to make sure that we got some quality time in together! And we did have several adventures. He wanted to get…

Softball Tournament in Coutts


Thanks to Camille I actually have photo evidence that I do in fact play softball. Here it is: Yup, that’s me in the pink tank top. 🙂 Coutts was a lot of fun; but who doesn’t have fun camping, playing ball and hanging out with your friends? We came in 10th our of  13 teams.  Ha! It was hot, I…

Camping at St. Mary’s Reservoir


This weekend, I went to St. Mary’s Reservoir for my first camping of the season with my boyfriend and his kids. We wanted something close by since they don’t like long road trips and it had to be sheltered from the wind. While there is not a ton to do at the lower campground, it is a great place for…