Wearing: Birdwell Jackets
Mosquito bites, fish and chips, and family. Nothing sums up the end of the summer like a trip Up North to visit my family in Sudbury. A dreadful, but well worth six hour drive North involves a long lasting playlist and a couple pit stops on our way. As soon as we finally hit those dirt roads and I lose cell service, I know we are moments away from camp. I don’t mind losing cell service, its a good chance to escape from all the craziness in the world to just relax and spend time on the beautiful lake with our family.
You keep reading, “camp,” and probably have no idea what I’m talking about. I’m not talking about a tent in the woods. I’m talking about my Uncle Fish’s place. We call it camp. Camp is where the family is. A place I have been visiting since I was a baby. Camp is a cozy place to stay while we are up North. Sleeping bags and bunk beds are all you need when you visit.. and maybe some beer, definitely some beer. Oh and my Uncle Fish, that’s what we called him while we were kids because, well, he fishes a lot. He’s the best fisherman I know thats for sure. Probably one of the coolest people you’ll ever meet. Don’t get too close though, he’s also a prankster. Whether you’re playing a game, watching a movie, or standing on the edge of the dock, you better have eyes on the back of your head!
I did miss a couple years of visiting and I didn’t get to see my older cousins for a while. This time I was surprised with a visit from both of my cousins. The last time I saw them they were probably in their young teens and now they are both full grown adults. My older cousin Tiff has three beautiful baby girls now and lives on a farm, it’s amazing. My other cousin PJ, I always remember looking up to him as a kid. Catching frogs, and fishing together on the lake was something we both loved. We got the chance to reminisce about old memories from years ago and had a good laugh. It was great, and we are planning to get back into old habits to try and see each other once every summer! I regret not being able to see them during those few years missed. The past cannot be changed but the future is whatever you want it to be, or so I’ve heard.
Needless to say, camp is one of my fav places to visit in the summer, not only to see my beautiful family, but to keep the tradition alive! Check out my Sudbury Travel Diary below. See you next summer at camp!