Friends were camped out at Elk Island National Park, and I invited us to go see them. (ha! We’re friends like that) We took the crazy short drive out to Astotin campground and met them at the beach area.
Holy man it’s changed a lot since we were there last, 8 years ago when we took Gareth’s family out there for a day trip.
We did a short walk around the lake while the kids ran, and soon overheated. A quick stop at the park, and we headed for the water for a swim.
A play on the dock, a caribou spotting (REALLY close!), tons of splashing, and it was dinner time. The evening flew by and the kids were exhausted. It was such a slow paced, calm evening.
It felt like the perfect summer day.