Monday, 29 August 2011

Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

On Friday morning we headed to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country for our final camping trip of the season.  It was extra fun since we would be joined by Greg’s dad, stepmom + brothers.  
Here are some photos setting up at the campground and at the visitor’s center
Uncle Brad arrived via motorbike shortly after lunch and we soon headed out to Upper Kananaskis Lake.  We started the Rawson Lake hike but I turned around about half way because I had a cold and was so congested that every step I took burned within my chest.  The others continued on while I headed back to Lake Kananaskis and relaxed on the beach.
We then headed back to our campsite where Grandpa Don, Grandma Jen + Uncle Neil arrived shortly after.  They brought their brand spanking new trailer.  It was pretty nice but Greg and I tried very much to stay out of it so we didn’t accustomed to a life of camping that definitely would not continue.
Finley loved Uncle Brad’s motorbike and was constantly trying to sit on it.
After supper, we headed to the Interpretive Program where we learned all about bee’s
The next morning it was really cold so we all had to bundle  up.  Finley and Uncle Brad made the pancake batter while Greg cooked them and the sausage.  It was a nice way to start the morning.
Later on in the day, we headed to the Black Prince Cirque and hiked it and had a nice picnic lunch around the cirque. 
More from the cirque
After this, we all headed to the visitor center so that Greg, Brad + Don could find out if the bird they saw was a ptarmigan or a grouse since they were disagreeing.  In the end, I believe Don was correct and it was a grouse but Greg mentioned something about having to see a photo of the female grouse.  I have not brought it up since because in all fairness, it’s still just a bird.
We then headed up to Boulten Creek Trading Post for some ice cream before heading back to the campsite.  We had planned to go to the Interpretive Program again to see Grrrrrease The Bear Musical but Finley crashed for the night at 7pm and Penelope shortly after.  We hung around the campfire and roasted marshmallows.  It was great fun!
It was a great way to end our very busy camping season and we are already looking forward to next year!!  It was also nice to go somewhere most of us had never been before either.  The next morning, we had a delicious breakfast of pears, strawberries, eggs + bacon before we all headed back to the city.
Thanks Don, Jen, Brad + Neil for joining us on our camping trip

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