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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our Journey. Don retired October 2011 so hopefully the travelling part will increase! When we are not vacationing check in for updates about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum, Summertime

These are the days we all live for.  The freedom to follow our kids and grandchildren around and enjoy the summer and life through their excitement.

July started for us in Slave Lake at Spruce Point.  What a great campground and boat facility.  It really is nice to moor the boat at a dock, and the back of our trailer looked upon our own sandy beach.

Between fishing, campfires, cooking fish, drinking and visiting and relaxing, the week sped by.  There was one day where the boys were in the water for well over 5 hours.  That is summer in a nutshell!

The next exciting trip for me was a mom and daughter trip to Vancouver to see the Dixie Chicks.  We have been thinking of going somewhere together for years, but between babies and life it took this long to work out!  But oh was it ever worth it.  We had such a good time together, just hanging out.  The concert was AMAZING, the shopping as good, and the wine and sushi deserve their own full page.  Thank you Tracy and Lindsay for spending that time with me.

Don took a trip to Tisdale to visit with his family while I was gone, and he also had a great visit with everyone.

Again just enough time at home for the lawn and laundry, then we were off to Long Lake for over a week of camping fun with our kids.

Our time at Long Lake almost seemed magical.  The kids put the boat to work, tubing endlessly.  Blake tried to ski, but the rough waters tested him on that.  Tracy and Lindsay both got up, and Don tried.  Mason had one ride with Lindsay and I, but he quickly ensured we all knew he preferred riding in the boat.  He has one seat he considers his own and is very content to watch the others.  The park had giant screen movies a few times, and their parks are awesome.  The beach is great and the kids spent some time there as well.  I even went tubing for my first time and invented a new ride called "the Grandma".  Moderately slow, and no waves please!  Our boat may be a bit old but it is fine shape and provided us with hours of memories!

And - one more camping trip this month!  Off to Jasper we went with the Camerons.

I think I will leave that for August.

Go get some sleep, you must need it as much as we did at the end of July!

At Slave Lake
Amazing Dixie Chicks
Mr Cutie Pie himself
Play forever at Slave Lake
And she's up on one ski!
And she made it up too:)

Monday, July 4, 2016

Waiting on June

This is really taking the easy way put but here's what June brought us:

  • Baseball games
  • Lacrosse tournament
  • Visit with Stewart and Susan
  • Playing with the Stecyk boys
  • Co-op meetings
  • Co-op meetings
  • Co-op meetings
  • Co-op meetings...
  • Meatloaf concert
  • Father's Day Brunch
  • Yoga
  • Barre classes
  • Finding Dory and lunch with all the kids and their moms
  • A long stay at Slave Lake with the Stecyks, Scotts and Paskos

The Meatloaf concert - while you may be aware that Meatloaf had been sick and cancelled some shows.  Sadly this should have been one of them.  We love this artist, and thank goodness we have watched him perform numerous other times or we would be so disappointed.  It was obvious form the start that he was still very ill, and the only thing that kept the show alive was his back up singer and the band.  But the music still moves us, and honestly I would still go to another show.  My heart was pounding when he literally collapsed on stage while performing the encore.  It turns out he was ok, but it was terrifying then.

It is hard to believe this is the last month of school.  All the kids had a great year, and we are so privileged to be able to attend school and sporting events with all of them.  Every one of the five make us proud, whether it is school. sports, or just being great kids.

I am going to save the Slave Lake post for July, so I can tell you all about it.

Thanks for sharing our adventures.

The Camerons in Jasper

Beautiful rainbow at Athabasca Falls

School Family Photo

Finding Dory!

The Cameron and Campbell kids playing Beanbag Toss - carrying on a long tradition!