Thursday, July 9, 2009

what to write ... what to write

Prompt o' the week:
List 5 things you like to do while camping or 5 places you'd like to go.

Well, isn't this just perfect — Husband and I are about to embark on our first camping weekend of the season with a few friends.

5 things I like to do:
* Build a campfire. Makes me feel like I'm really roughing it, even if I'm in the middle of a perfectly-groomed provincial park campground.
* Roast marshmallows. And making smores, of course.

* Running around in my bare feet. Who knows what kind of things I would catch if I ran around outside our apartment building with no shoes or socks.
* Spending time out of the city. It's so nice to be able to relax without traffic noise. 
* Visit community markets. I love buying produce fresh from the garden.

5 places I'd like to go:
* Miscou Island in northern New Brunswick. I haven't been there since I was a kid. The beach was amazing.
* Banff National Park in Alberta.
* The Cabot Trail. And "camping" could mean staying in a lovely cottage. Right?

A photo from our honeymoon

* Alaska. My dear friend HH and her hubby just spent their first anniversary in the northern state and the photos are stunning.
* Lunenburg, N.S. is one of our favourite nearby spots. We'll visit there at least once this summer.

Click here for Maggie's camping advice at Magchunk.

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  1. We went to Alaska last summer with my parents. It was amazing--though your honeymoon picture looks fabulous as well!

    Thanks for coming by on my SITS day and making me a happy duckie! I hope you return to the Pond!

  2. Camping is so much fun -- we're going for my birthday in a couple of weeks, and I can't wait.

  3. I have a habit of running around bare footed too!! Yuck! But the freedom is somewhat liberating! :)
    hahaha love your blog! So fun!

  4. I'm not a camper(unless there is cabin or RV involved) but I do love getting away and exploring new places. Alaska is amazing, we took a cruise there and I would love to return someday.

  5. Thanks for the link! Our trip was so fun! I love s'mores too. And I'm the designated fire-builder, so I feel super-outdoorsy too :)