Before I get into anything else – I FINISHED MY MASTERS THESIS PROPOSAL! 4 months and 54 pages later. phew. Now it’s time for some celebrations…maybe a gin and Lacroix?
ANYWAYS…I can’t believe I convinced Mr. A to go camping again this summer. Frankly it didn’t take a lot of convincing, but I’m patting myself on the back regardless. This weekend we are off to one of Manitoba’s National Parks – Riding Mountain. It’s pretty much the only mountain in Manitoba, so naturally they made it a National Park. The campground is in the town of Wasagaming nestled right on Clear Lake – which is actually pretty clear.
We plan on doing ALL THE ACTIVITIES while we’re there including some hiking and kayaking. They have a million hiking/biking/and walking trails throughout the park and we’ve already scoped out which ones we want to hit up. At the lake you can also rent boats and kayaks as well as take a tour boat around the lake and we’re hoping to do some kayaking or canoeing.
It’s supposed to be frigid overnight so we bought sleeping bags last night – good until -3C -aka cold and Mr. A picked up some waterproofing spray for our tent and jackets in case it rains. #prepared I feel like the couple on Portlandia who ‘gets all the gear’ for their hiking/camping/biking trip.
I’ve also prepped a bunch of food for the trip (of course..) Quinoa Granola Bars (made with brown and wild rice instead of quinoa), potatoes for hash browns, omelette bags, quinoa salad, and cut up/washed/bought a bunch of fruits and veggies for snacks. OH and I roasted a buttercup squash and it’s seeds. Delicious.
I look forward to taking lots of pictures and sharing my adventures with you!
Portlandia – like or dislike? Do you enjoy hiking? What are your favourite hiking snacks?