Just Your Average Family

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Chris and I have had the fortunate opportunity to do plenty of camping when growing up. The love of being active in the outdoors definitely spurred our outdoor careers.

Prior to having kids, we tented not only during our jobs but for pleasure as well.

Our first trailer was a 1964 streamline fixer upper.

We had dreams of restoring the trailer along with a station wagon and travel to show and shines. But that all changed when we found out we were pregnant. With heavy hearts we said good-bye to our cool looking trailer and bought a 2006 Springdale trailer. I thought it was huge with a queen bed in front and Jack and Jill beds in the back. We needed the space because our little home would have plenty of guests after Big W arrived.

Our first camping experience with Big W was when he was two weeks old. We hiked around Jasper, Alberta with dog and baby in tow.

In 2007 we moved from Edmonton to Medicine Hat Alberta. Because the Province was experiencing a boom finding housing was difficult so we lived seven weeks in that trailer. There was Chris, Big W, Chris’ first son who just moved in with us, one dog, three cats and myself. The trailer did not seem that big after that experience. After we found our home we still spent much of our summer camping and exploring the SE Alberta.

Our third little boy Little D was born in 2008 and his first camping experience was to Elkwater Park, Alberta when he was also two weeks old. We then discovered many more recreation gems in Southern Alberta. That summer I hiked in Waterton park with Little D on my front and camera pack on my back.

In Spring 2010 we decided to sell our trailer and look for a motor home. The Springdale had been so good to us and taken us on plenty of adventures; keeping us dry from the snow and rain as well as cooling us off in extreme hot temperatures! The trailer housed not only our immediate clan, but housed extended family too when they joined us from other Provinces.

Deciding to take advantage of the high Canadian dollar we set out to buy a “new to us” motor home from the United States. After what seemed like endless surfing the net, calling RV centres and missing out in some good finds, we finally found our dream machine, a 1998 National RV Tropical – talk about luxury!

So now that we have graduated from a camping to a Rving family, we hope that you will join us our many adventures.