The last four months of lockdown – working, schooling, parenting – have been so hard but also creatively and emotionally rewarding. But the hubby and I are beyond burned out.
So we took T for a recharge in nature with a short but sweet family roadtrip – three hours from home – to scenic Parry Sound, Ontario.
We arrived Friday evening and spent Saturday at beautiful Killbear Provincial Park, one of my fave places in the world.
The hubby and I have camped here four previous times, two with T when he was a toddler. This time, we stayed at an inn, because of the pandemic.
I’ve posted previously about Killbear and I can’t rave enough about it. The scenery is so breathtaking. Rocky shores and jagged hillsides.
We were blessed with perfect weather; sunny and breezy, warm but not scorching.
We stayed longer than planned, seven hours, going in and out of the water six times and skipping lunch altogether.
Swimming in the fresh lake water was so rejuvenating. It was comfortably cool and energizing.
From the two other times the hubby and I came here before we adopted T, we always looked forward to him getting old enough to take him to Harold’s Point for cliff jumping.
Our fearless little boy jumped right off the 10+ foot ledge into the water. Again and again until we told him we had to stop because we were tired.
We spent the late afternoon sitting on the rocky shore, in our own spot well distanced from others, eating snacks and lost in our gaze at the gorgeous Georgian Bay all around us.
Seeing T’s content, happy, laughing, smiling face was all the refueling I needed to get through the upcoming few weeks. He really needed this weekend. And you know what, so did we!
An hour after we got back to the hotel on Saturday night, the skies thundered and with a huge crack of lightning, the heavens poured down onto the ground.
“Good thing we’re not camping!” I told the hubby with a laugh and climbed into our soft comfy bed, while T played on his tablet.
Killbear is a tradition we want to keep going every summer. I look forward to many more visits and building more memories in the years to come.