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How we began

camping20789This is not actually meant to be a blog post that is simply reflecting upon the past as much as it is a look back at how we as a family got into camping. It is true Wendy and I tried going out in a tent – once – and you’ll note by our camping trend that wasn’t quite what we were looking for. I love the outdoors and like eating outside, being outside, even watching a big storm while out camping. But tenting wasn’t for us.

Then we planned to take a vacation in the USA.

But as we were getting ready to go, Wendy fell ill and it turned out that she need her gall bladder out.  Because you can’t go to the gall bladder removal centre at the mall and just get it done, we found ourselves with a week and not too many options. So we contacted a relative you owned this small C class motorhome and asked if we could borrow it. Filling up the tank with fuel was about a week’s pay so we didn’t go too fcamping30789ar from home.

We headed to a wonderful campground near Barrie Ontario where these photos are from and while Wendy lived on soup and crackers we had a wonderful time camping with the RV. Because we had little extra cash and for a while, we ran a children’s camp we didn’t pick up our first trailer for a while. But this week did convince us that we would enjoy being a family out camping. And I have to say, some of my favourite photos are from that week. Here’s just a couple.



I’ve not often sick…but this is was horrible….feeling better tonight but now on 3 days of bed rest.

This is part of life

We get up in the morning and we set our feet on the floor – get our shower, have our breakfast and go on with our day with little thought that this is not going to gone on day after day.  It’s the natural assumption of life until we meet serious illness face to face.

That’s what we’ve been facing these days.

We’ve been praying for a miracle while facing the reality of serious illness in Wendy’s Mom.  She went into hospital March 21 for a hip replacement and one thing has led to another.  It’s been a long hard road and it appears the end of that journey is near.

We aren’t without hope.  That needs to be said.  Ruth has had a strong faith – was daily in the Word of God, regularly prayed – we know that she has loved God.

Thanks for all your prayers.