We started T’s summer with fireworks.
On Canada Day last Friday – T’s first day of summer break – we headed off early morning to Tobermory for our first camping trip since 2018.
Once we got past city traffic and into the country, the scenery was beautiful, including plentiful fields of golden yellow canola.
I love that T can now spend long drives looking out the window and enjoying the scenery.
We really lucked out with weather. Our drives there and back were rainy but our three days in Tobermory were sunny, warm and breezy.
This was our home for three nights.
T’s feet used to dangle in the air when he sat on the green chair gifted by a friend.
Our meals were simple and delicious. A fire roasted hotdog tastes so good.
T roasted marshmallows, while we kept a close eye on him. His impulsivity and hyperactivity make me nervous when he’s near an open fire.
T mostly sat well, although there were a few tantrums when we reminded him to stop poking a stick in a fire and light up things outside the pit.
Bathing in nature’s green was healing.
Tobermory had been on my wishlist for years and I am thankful we made it out. Our good friend, T’s “Auntie E” helped organize and joined us.
The scenery and the nearby national parks were breathtaking – more of them in future posts.
On our first night, we drove to nearby downtown Tobermory – alive with summer tourism.
We hung out at the marina and had Mexican for dinner. We were really roughing it!
We experienced a first: T ate an entire hamburger! We could not believe it!
We made more beef burgers for him that weekend at the campsite and it was not a fluke! A big win!
After dinner, we claimed a bench by the water and waited two hours for Canada Day fireworks.
It was very chilly and some whining here and there from T, but we made it.
There was still daylight – golden orange – at 10 pm.
At that moment, I longed for these long summer days to last forever.
The fireworks started shortly after 10.
I had worried the loud noises would bother or disregulate T but he got lost in excitement.
He paced and bounced about excitedly. He looked up at the exploding colours in the sky and rolled his hands in the air – most likely a stim.
The show was done in a few minutes. T shouted excitedly that the fireworks were so awesome.
We got back to our campsite and rolled into bed close to midnight.
It was pitch black and the sound of the leafy branches rustling in the moderate breeze quickly lulled us to sleep.