Stopping For A Breath Of Fresh Air in Cultus Lake

I was having one of those days where I had quite a few things to get done and a short time to do them. I was already running behind, had been stuck at the longest train I had seen in awhile and was feeling a little bit stressed on my drive to Cultus Lake. OnContinue reading “Stopping For A Breath Of Fresh Air in Cultus Lake”

Cheekye River FSR

Just outside of Squamish heading North on Highway 99, I spotted a sign indicating a recreation site in a few hundred meters. I stomped on the brakes, turned on my signal and turned right. Recreation Sites are more my style and typically less busy than Provincial Parks. It is obviously a popular spot, as IContinue reading “Cheekye River FSR”

Take the Back Roads, Not the Highway

Sometimes I just feel the need to get in my truck and drive. My husband was home today and after a week full of home owner disasters, I felt the need to go for a drive. I texted my husband and made sure he didn’t have plans, then texted my friend to see if sheContinue reading “Take the Back Roads, Not the Highway”

Camping Lasagna

This lasagna recipe is based on one that I made in Grade 12 cooking class many, many, many years ago! I just kept tweaking it over the years and now I honestly do not even use a recipe anymore! So, in order to write this post I had to make it again and actually measureContinue reading “Camping Lasagna”

Lighthouse Park

One place I have always seen posts about but never had the chance to visit was Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver. Since I had some errands in Vancouver, I decided to make the extra twenty minute drive from our destination and check it out! I started my day with two kids who insisted life isContinue reading “Lighthouse Park”

Green Lake Camping 2015

Green Lake is an amazing lake located in the heart of Caribou country! One year we had worked all summer and had not done any camping all year and it was breaking my heart that summer was almost over. So August long weekend, I made a reservation, convinced my husband to drive three hours, andContinue reading “Green Lake Camping 2015”

Road Trip with BC Ferries

Road trips with kids can be tough, but when you add a ferry in, it can complicate things, or make for a nice break to stretch your legs and enjoy the ocean views!
Having a Smooth Sailing can depend on a variety of factors, and going prepared can help a lot. We do certain things in advance, both to save money and ensure a smooth sailing along our way!

Road Trip with Kids- What to Pack

What to pack on a road trip with kids – my kids are older now so they understand the concept of a long drive, and choose their own activities to bring along for the trip.
When they were younger, it was all about the boredom busters along the way!
We travel 7 hours each way to visit family at least once per year, so my kids are used to long drives now, but each drive is an adventure, and each age/stage my kids have been in, brings a new set of activities to try, and things to adapt to!
Most of all, be flexible, plan ahead, give yourself extra time to get there, and don’t expect perfect behavior from your kids while confined to a car seat for a long period of time.

Mother’s Day Adventure 2020

For Mother’s Day this year we traveled up East Harrison FSR and found a beautiful spot all to ourselves, near Cogburn Creek!
The Views along East Harrison are gorgeous and always make the drive worthwhile!