Monday, August 13, 2007


Eric and I have been excited all week anticipating this camping trip to La Minerve. We we weren't disappointed. This year our good friends Laurel and Marc joined us with their kids. We met up at Port du Nord on the 15 and indulged in some McDonalds. It would be cruel to take the kids there and not eat. After lunch we head up to the property. The sun was out and the day was clear. Couldn't ask for better weather.
We were the first to arrive so we set up our tents and went for a swim. What a treat! Vanessa had her first swim in a lake. She didn't seem to mind. Just soaked it all in. (heheh. don't mind the pun) Clara on the other hand couldn't get enough and loved to be submerged.

Everyone started arriving after we got out and dried. Laurel brought a nice dinner. We had salad and pasta. Mmm.

After dinner we sat around the campfire and hung out under the stars. The sky was remarkable. Perfect for star gazing. We even saw a few shooting stars.

The next day was more of the same fun. Vanessa tried out a Jolly Jumper for the first time. What a riot. She loved it and soon she'll get the hang of it like Mathias. We agreed that there should be an adult version. Looks like too much fun!

For dinner we had shish kabobs and rice. It was tasty too. We had another blissful night under the stars with some songs and guitar playing. Ohh and lets not forget the marshmallows.

Sunday was more fun in the sun. Eric cooked everyone pancakes and we were back in the lake. It sprinkled as we took down the tents and the drive home was uneventful. Just the way I like it.

Vanessa had a great time and I got a break. She was passed around to many happy adults. Who entertained her while I got to do other things. She still likes her tent and Mathias has a matching one.

Here are a few of the pictures to illustrate the week-end

Leo and Elise playing in the sand quietly.

Vanessa in a Jolly Jumper. Yippy we love it!

Vanessa rocking Tim to sleep.

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