Each year, we get a chance to enjoy Manitoba’s Whiteshell Provincial Park for about a week. And each year, that week is circled on the calendar about 12 months in advance.

We were able to do an á la carte trip to the Whiteshell this year though. We began with four days at beautiful Brereton Lake followed by a final three days at Falcon Lake.

This was our first official camping trip as a young family and it sure was an eye-opener. We didn’t sleep more than 18 hours all week. We were on each other’s cases for all 7 days. And we promised each other it would be at least 3 or 4 years before we embarked on another camping trip.

We’re already thinking otherwise. Of course.

It was a great week in the midst of a weird year. I can’t wait to return next year.