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Week 52: Photo Challenge

Camping

First and foremost I must say that I have done my challenge! I have officially completed ONE YEAR of blogging – both recipes and photo challenges! What’s next… you’ll just have to wait until next week to hear what I have to say!

I was privileged enough to get a three day weekend last weekend with my hubby and we took the chance to go camping! But before our camping adventure could begin, we started off with a date night by going to the CFL Football Game in Calgary. It was Calgary Stampedes vs Saskatchewan Roughriders. As Cam was born and raised in Saskatchewan, he follows them – and as a good wife, I support them too! It was a really good game, which ended in a draw! What I didn’t know was that they play overtime in CFL matches, each team get’s one chance for a touchdown from the 35 yard line. Roughriders went first and kicked a 3 point goal… then the Stampeders followed… and scored a touchdown… so the draw really wasn’t a draw after all! The crazy thing was, that with 8 minutes left to go, Calgary were two touchdowns behind and I would say that about 75% of the Stampeders fans had already left the Stadium!!!

We headed off Camping around noon on Friday – our plan was to go to Beaver Flats just south of Elbow Falls… but it was already full – as was most of the Kananaskis area… so we called the Banff National Parks to see how those sites were filling up and we managed to get a spot at Two Jack Main Campground – that is just north of Banff and on Lake Minnewanka. It turned out to be a better campground than I expected – and we’ll be back! We set up camp in the drizzling rain and then chilled out.

On Saturday we stayed at the campground – read books, played cards, listened to our neighbours play the same song over and over and over again and generally hung out around our campfire.

That evening we made ‘Hobo Stew’ as we like to call it – basically it’s meat and veggies wrapped in tin foil with whatever spices you like and butter… let it cook over the coals (turn a few times) for about an hour and your good to go!

The next day, we packed up and left. We drove around and visited Lake Minnewanka and then headed into Banff for a late picnic lunch in the Cascade Gardens before heading back home.

Next Week: Ummm… stay tuned.

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