My three boys have just driven away to go camping in Keji. I couldn’t go due to work commitments.
Kejimkujik National Park is where I grew up camping with my family and where The Husband and I developed our backcountry skills. We fell in love with long hikes and heavy packs and took on much bigger challenges.
This is how we camped before children.
Can you spot our orange tent and green tarp?
CJ’s first camping trip was eight years ago. It was Keji and he was 5 months old.
Our required gear could no longer fit in our packs. We became car campers and made the most of luxuries like picnic tables and washrooms.
It was still pretty easy since I was his portable food supply.
We introduced him to our favourite places…
…and we’ve continued the tradition with his younger brother.
We tried to recreate my favourite picture when ET was a squirmy 2-year-0ld.
Our hikes are no longer up mountains but they’re just as beautiful.
And we still love to take a dip in Kejimkujik lake.
There are so many wonderful places to camp in Nova Scotia, but something about Keji keeps pulling us back.
Are you a camper? If so, where is your favourite place?