A Lazy Weekend With the Kids
The plan was fairly simple. Check out Upper Shunda Creek Campground in Nordegg, do a short hike and relax by the fire. Monday would be a mine tour followed by a short hike before heading back home that evening to be back at work Tuesday morning. We had done the first mine tour last year, visiting the mine site area, and loved the experience. We were looking forward to doing the second tour this year, visiting the briquette plant. Making a few phone calls along the way we found out that sadly the tours ended for the season the previous week. New plan: a lazy couple days.
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Taking in the sunset at Upper Shunda Campground tonight. After a crazy month it's nice to enjoy a night off... #nordegg #explorealberta #explorecentralalberta #centralalberta #westcountry #uppershunda #sunset #summernights #falliscoming #outdoorfamily #outdoors #explore #findyouradventure #camping #foothills #travelalberta #dtcountry #davidthompsoncountry
It’s amazing how hard it is to go from a crazy week to doing absolutely nothing.
We made our way to the campground, checked in and setup camp. By that point the kids were excited to be camping and playing around the campsite was exactly what they were looking for. A deliciously simple dinner by the fire and a gorgeous sunset was all that we needed to make it a great evening.
Exploring the campground
It always amazes me that the kids sleep in later in a tent than at home. After a leisurely breakfast we headed out for a walk around the campground and along Shunda Creek. We’ve been working on adding more campgrounds to our Explore Central Alberta guide and the kids were happy to help me with pictures on our stroll.
We had to get back home that night so we picked an easy family hike for the afternoon. We’d heard a lot about Goldeye Lake but hadn’t had a chance to spend much time there yet. While the hike wasn’t one of our favourite in the area, it was still a lot of fun for a hike with the kids.