Posted by RadioRedHead on August 23, 2009 in Family, Friends, Holidays, Vacations, Wil |

We recently went on a vacation with our good friends The Dalby’s, and it was just what we needed. I had wrapped up the crazy deadline at work, was exhausted and needed a few days enjoying the outdoors, and well, some car time too.

This year we traveled up to the Bruce Peninsula, (we hadn’t been since 2003 – what a trip looking at the old pics in the gallery) and this year we were adding on a ferry ride to Manitoulin island, and then finally up to Mississagi park in Elliot Lake.
We also did it in style, with Kelly and Ivan recently purchasing a pop-up tent trailer, and we were lucky enough to borrow Mary & Shane’s 12ft trillium trailer. It rocked! Especially with the 3 additional kiddos we have now, it was great. I have to admit I was obsessing about the possible weather, but a few days before I gave up, as it changed so much I had nothing left to stress about. Besides, this was vacation time! We ended up having GREAT weather, and only early evening of rain when we arrived in Elliot Lake. It was a great trip, and we all had a blast together. Emma and Wil had so much fun playing together, and Wil has been saying her name “BA-NA or BA-MA” since.

Most of the pics of course are kid pics – but here are a few of our trip. Can’t wait until the next one! Oh and only a few weeks now until the next vacation week! Woohoo!

Wil + Lantern
Here is Wil setting up his favorite little camping lantern

Wil + Dalbys
Here are the Dalby’s with ‘lil Wil posing by the campfire in the Bruce

Emma, Wil and Madeline
Kid Shot! – Emma, Wil and Madeline

Wil - beach SS
Wil checking out the beach at Singing Sands… we hadn’t even put his bathing suit on yet!

Dalby family Shot
Here is a Dalby family shot at the beach – with Tika too!

Sinclair Family Shot
Sinclair Family Shot at Singing Sands… and yes I agree, bad pic of me :(

Wil + Emma SS
Having fun on the beach with Emma

Wil - SS
Beach bum

Daddy + Wil hike BP
Daddy & Wil stopping to check out the view on a hike at Bruce Peninsula National Park

View from the trail
View from the trail

Kelly, Robb and Wil
Kelly, Robb and Wil

Another family shot
Another Family Shot

Wil + boardwalk
Wil loved all the boardwalks!

Chilling by the water
Here is Wil chilling out by the “BA-LUH”

Wil - trying to pee
Wil had a good time imitating Emma, but only wanted to pretend to pee

The trailer
The trailer we used – we loved it!! Thanks Mary and Shane!

Kid Shot 2
Buddy Shot!

Tobermory Harbour
Here is Daddy and Wil checking out the sailboats (one of Wil’s favorite words) in the Tobermory harbour

Mommy and Wil
On the Chi CheeMaun ferry over to Manitoulin – we welcomed the breeze – it was a long HOT wait for the ferry… can you tell?

Wil Grilled Cheese
Wil enjoying some grilled cheese on the ferry ride

Madeline's 1st tooth
Kelly and I discovered Maddy’s 1st tooth on our ferry ride!

Ivan + Madeline
Ivan and Madeline looking out at the water from the campsite in Mississagi – another beautiful day & spot!

Wil + stick
Wil and Daddy found a great stick during their long hike – Here is one of many shots of I have of Wil hitting it on the ground. Oh the fun kids have!

Emma vs. diaper cream
It was quiet in the trailer during nap time… but we heard a rustle and discovered it was a case of Emma vs. the diaper cream!

More evidence
More evidence

Beach kids
Kids playing at the beach in Mississagi

Beach Kids 2
Water + Buckets = Fun

Wil + emma tree
Playing with rocks, sticks and a hollow in a tree = more fun!

Hi Wil
Hi Wil – having fun?

Dalby Family shot2
Another Dalby Family shot


Sinclair Family Scariness
and then there’s us – whoa…. we look rough, but had a blast!

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