Camping at Long Lake

Long Lake
Long Lake

Tom’s birthday was at the end of February. It was one of those big birthdays, the kind that make you think back about all of the things you have done with your life, and the things you would still like to do. Instead of having a giant party, he cooked for 75 people who were on a camping trip at Long Lake Outdoor Recreation Centre.

There were newcomers to Edmonton from Somalia, Bolivia, Cuba, Mexico and Myanmar who camped, cross country skied and tried ice fishing for the first time.

First you have to figure out how to carry them
First you have to figure out how to carry them
Trying out snowshoeing
Trying out snowshoeing
Jay cross country skiing
Jay cross country skiing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing

 

New skier
New skier 

 

There were presentations about wildlife, and explanations of how to sleep in a tent and use a wood stove to keep it warm.

Frank and a Park Ranger talk about Alberta Wildlife
Frank and a Park Ranger talk about Alberta Wildlife

We had a lot of help serving the food and washing the dishes.

Getting ready for lunch
Getting ready for lunch
Getting lunch
Getting lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday was sung in English, Spanish and Somalian.

Happy Birthday to Tom
Happy Birthday to Tom

 

 After dinner there was music and dancing.

Frank playing the fiddle
Frank playing the fiddle
Dancing
Dancing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a fantastic weekend.

Long Lake Campers
Long Lake Campers
Tom and Frank
Tom and Frank on Long Lake

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