My 30th Birthday ended up being amazing. The night before Dan surprised me with one GIGANTIC firecracker. We brought it out to my parents house, had a BBQ, bonfire, then lit the 'Grave Digger.' According to the package it was to shoot 15 fireballs 60 meters into the air, and was complete with something called 'Time Rain.' Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. It was an awesome birthday gift. The memory of my dad and Dan venturing off into and empty field to light this gigantic bomb, followed by a few minutes of what I think was 'Time Rain', then as it promised, 15 amazing, glorious fire-balls shot into the sky. Afterwards we watched fireflies, and Dan and I headed home.
We hit the road around 10 on the 1st - Canada Day - and headed a few hours north to Restoule. I can't say enough how beautiful this part of the country is. I just love the dramatic landscape of the Canadian Shield. It is glorious. It was a wonderful way to celebrate Canada Day.
|Our Expertly packed CR-V.|
|Not all photos are flattering... me devouring left over birthday cake! No make-up, and camping hair.|
|Our camp set-up is getting more elaborate.|
|Bow Drill... made smoke, no fire.|
On the third day we did a much smaller trail which is on the opposite side of the lake as the fire tower trail. It was pretty nice, with a rocky swimming area. We also came across a large snake, which was both cool and icky.
|There is a snake hiding in that grass!|
We had many animal visitors including deer, a Raven (I think it was a raven, not a crow) who knocked my scissors off the picnic table and dunked his head in my coffee cup, two snakes - one swimming and one sunbathing, a raccoon, and a chipmunk with a weird scar on it's head (fell out of a tree maybe?). We had one afternoon of rain, which was ok. I read then napped. In fact, I had an afternoon nap all three days.
|Sunset on our final night.|
Before our vacation, I made Dan and I both swimsuits. For myself, I converted the Jasmine Bra and Grace Panties into a really cute bikini that I will share tomorrow. I added boning for a little support and shaping. I was glad to finally have a bikini top that fit and bottoms that are flattering!
So, our vacation was great. Just what I needed. I am looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow, and am glad to be home with my dog... Anyone else doing any summertime travels this year?