I was on a camping vacation with the fam for the past week and it was awesome! We went non-stop and had an amazing time.
How did it feel to sleep in my own bed last night? Better than awesome! There are no words! It feels so good to be home!
We went to beautiful Prince Edward Island. Natural beauty, beaches, theme parks. Everything one could want in a vacation!
My oldest son had to work so he couldn’t make it, but my 13 year old brought his best buddy along.
So, one of the things this campsite advertised was free wifi. Good, I thought. I can discretely keep up reading my favourite blogs and I can even post everyday! Pictures, if nothing else!
Technically, there may have been wifi but did it work? shakes head no
No wifi. No reading my favourite blog posts. No posting. sigh
When you have lemons you make lemonade, isn’t that what they say?
I enjoyed the beaches. I enjoyed the water park (I’m sure most of PEI heard me screaming going down the water slide), I relaxed by the campfire and I read books. I also ate a ton of ice cream. PEI is home to COW’S, the very best ice cream ever!
Aaand, I had another birthday. Yep. I try to run away from my birthday every year but it always finds me!
The campground advertised a paint night which just happened to fall on the same day as my birthday, July 17th. I thought, how serendipitous! I love to paint! And I really loved the painting that was going to be done that night.
I was going to register for it before we left, but I hesitated. I was worried about committing to something only to discover we were having fun somewhere else and have the boys be disappointed about leaving.
When we got to the campgrounds, and decided to actually commit to going to the paint night, I had to go online to book. No internet. Ugh!
The office said we could use one of the two computers they had set up for public use. I looked where they had pointed to see a huge “OUT OF ORDER” sign on one. Not a good omen, I thought. I sat down at the one that was supposed to be working. No internet. No luck!
The morning of my birthday, my husband and the boys took me out to the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company for a birthday breakfast. A definite treat!
We had an delicious breakfast of blueberry pancakes, the boys had lemon raspberry tea served in fancy teapots. I stuck with my usual coffee, which was delicious, by the way! The grounds were exquisite, the gardens phenomenal.
Not only that, they had free wifi. Paint night…booked!
I plan on catching up on my blog reading and posting this week! Aaand on another note, I’ve started the Atkins diet so my clothes will fit me again after all that ice cream. Wish me luck!
Have you taken a vacation this summer? What’s your favourite thing to do?