Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The First FitzGerald Family
Camping Trip!
Not more than a kilometer down the road
Adelaide asked, "Are we there yet"?
How is it that ALL kids ask the
SAME questions?

Then, when Sarah asked
"Were are we were going camping?",
Adelaide answered,
"Down the Haines Road!"
Note to self:
Never assume they don't hear
what you are talking about...
Every time our little monkey saw water
she asked us to stop so she could throw rocks in!
Daddy found a great little spot to stop.
There were no rock on that sandy beach but,
the sticks seems to do just fine :)
Further along,
the Willow Ptarmigan were
entertaining to say the least!
They have, by far, the funniest
call I have ever heard!
With Adelaide still raring to go
and Sarah sound asleep
we made it to the pass
and found a flat spot to park the camper
It was after midnight & still, the sun hung on,
along with this little one's excitement about
her first camping trip!
I didn't think we EVER get her to sleep!!
Well into the wee hours of the morning,
with tummies full of Grandee's banana Bread
(carefully reproduced by me, aka: Mummy)
& we are off to bed!
With such a late night behind us,
it amazes me how
we all woke up in fine form!

But then again...
wouldn't YOU be eager to get out of bed to
play in the June SNOW!!

Especially the PINK June snow?
& not to mention the
colourful little rocks
that were happily waiting to be chosen,
and that we
NEVER seem to be able to resist!!
Adelaide created this piece of rock art all by her self!
& then there were the slightly larger ones
that both girls chose to pack for our garden :)
I LOVE my Mighty Munchkins!!
Along the hike we came across a friendly
Semipalmated Plover.

What a cute little fellow!
Silly me, I mistook him for a Killdeer
Who was to know that this plover only has one strip
& the Killdeer has two?
I'll not forget now :)
We couldn't get close enough to this river
to throw rocks into it...
The snow was just
too deep & dangerous
with the river running under it!
But it really was beautiful
and worth the hike to get to it!
With our pants soaked from snow
and our arms tired from hauling rocks
it was time for a PB&J lunch
and a bit of quiet time...
we hit the road home...
Does anyone else find the names, of these
two little alpine lakes, to be as
endearing as I do?
An number of Arctic Terns were diving
on one of the Twin Lakes.
There was a Pacific Loon amongst them,
and a mating pair of Trumpeter Swans
just down the road!
With our new found feathered friends
behind us
and a truck full of beautiful rocks
we finally return home from a...
fun filled,
nature enriched
especially cozy
family camping trip
Mum: "Who wants to go camping next weekend?"
Sarah: "I'm thinking...is there Banana Bread?"


Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Are those snazzy black garbage bags you have there for curtains??

Hunter has been begging for us to go camping, but he still has nearly two weeks to wait. Looks like your girls loved it!

Heather, aka: Mum said...

Hey Kara! Aren't they to die for? LOL!! Actually...the previous owner put those up to keep the sun out when it was stored...They must have been hanging for years because every time one of us bumped them, they would disintegrate!! Plastic bag bits EVERYWHERE! Guess I'd better get busy sewing some curtains!

Gotta say...we just got the camper a few days ago & the girls had such a blast in it...I couldn't get over their smiles!!

Meandering Michael said...

Cool! Watermelon snow! I learned about when I stumbled across a violet lake a couple of years ago.

Heather, aka: Mum said...

Hi Michael!
Cool, indeed! My Great Aunt Marion told me about it when I was a very little girl...a VERY long time ago... When Sean pointed it out to me (while we were playing in the summer alpine snow) I was instantly transported back to my childhood! What an awesome thing to imagine...PINK SNOW...
Now I am all grown up & my girls get to see it first hand! A very very cool thing is that one day, maybe, just maybe, they'll get to tell their great nieces about this wonderful Pink Snow & fill their young minds with wonder ;)

Just for now, I'll let my girls injoy the magic of it all & leave the science for another day...

Now a purple lake?? WOW! That too, would be something to see :)