Well folks, I did it. Yup. I slept 2 whole nights in a tent! A real tent in a real campground. And the second night it even rained. The strangest part is, I actually had a good time. As you can probably tell I was none too keen on the camping component of this visit to see my sister. Our trip to Calgary was going to have a 3 day detour to Dinosaur Provincial Park. The kids, as you can imagine, were deliriously excited.
I, in case you didn’t know, am a hotel kinda gal. I don’t do camping. I get freaked out sleeping outside. I hate being cold. I hate being wet. However, I love my kids and nieces more than I hate camping. So I plastered a smile on my face and decided to suck it up. Plus, it helps to have a brother-in-law who is a camping gadget guru. This was no groundsheet in a leaky tent. All the amenities you could imagine.
So, we’re driving along the barren prairies, went over a hill and saw this:
We went exploring and were amazed by this:
Hoodoos…and more hoodoos:
Ancient river beds:
We saw and learned amazing things about the dinosaurs who used to live here and those who discovered their fossils and skeletons millions of years later.
By the way, our campsite rocked. As far as campsites go you can’t get much better. Tons of space and a built in beach! We lucked out for the first two days and had some decent weather. So, after exploring the kids hit the beach!
I can’t say I would pitch a tent myself anytime soon but I am surprised at how much fun camping can be. If you’re in Alberta I would highly recommend a trip to Dinosaur Provincial Park too. I have never seen anything like it!