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Friday, September 17, 2010

Summer Camping - Sugar Lake Trip #1 and #2

Our next two camping trips in June took us to the North Okanagan just outside Cherryville. Sugar Lake is a recreational campground (ie. no garbage collection, out houses only, no running water) that sits in the beautiful Monashee mountains.

Sugar Lake, Monashee mountains in the background
Our first trip here in early June was a chilly, wet weekend. That however didn't stop us from having fun! We camped with our friends from Joyanne's work - the Tyssen's and the Drew's and all their little kiddos.

Sylvie loved playing with one of the older boys toys, and he generously shared with her. Sylvie loves wearing a helmet - not entirely sure why, but when she sees one, it has to go on her head.

 "Helmet on... helmet on!"
Checking out the big kid bikes, still wearing the helmet
 Future Badminton Olympian - still wearing the helmet?

 Shooting balls into the air with Daddy - she wore the helmet most of the day
Luckily the weather improved the next day allowing us to hang out down by the beach. Sugar lake is a shallow lake, but there were still people with boats catching small fish. Sylvie spent much of her time throwing pebbles in the lake.

 Hangin' with my Daddy

 The next weekend we ended up back at Sugar Lake for our friend Gord's 30th birthday party. This time the weather cooperated and we had a beautiful sunny weekend.

The birthday boy with his cake!
 Our group campsite...
  It was so hot we even needed to go swimming to cool off before dinner time. Even the pug needed to go for a swim.     
This was a big group we were camping with to celebrate Gord's birthday, including Sylvie's daycare provider and her family (we went to high school together). At first Sylvie didn't really understand what Yvonne was doing at the campground, especially with me there. It took Sylvie the first day to get used to having both Yvonne and Mama in the same place.

Playing with my friend M in the trailer
Yey! More friends to play with!
We will definitely be camping here again next summer!

1 comment:

  1. This makes me want summer to come again! And it is barely over... looks like fun. How lucky are we to live so close to the mountains...