My Bachelorette

I have always wanted to go camping with just the girls and my bachelorette was a perfect opportunity to make that happen. We went to my favourite campground, Achray in Algonquin Park. I have many childhood memories from there like catching tadpoles and minnows, canoeing to High falls, hiking the Baron Canyon, etc. It was nice to get to revisit some of those memories with some of my best friends.

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Since Achray is a radio free campground we had to enjoy each other’s company in the silence of nature. I always knew nature wasn’t quiet but Algonquin Park can get quite noisy in a good way. I don’t mind getting woken up by a couple loons that’s for sure.

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The mornings were a bit chilly so we warmed up by going for a hike before heading off to the beach for the day.

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I also discovered my favourite pants on our hike. Columbia’s Back Beauty pant is the most comfortable pair of pants I now own and the stretch in them is great for climbing.

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We couldn’t have asked for better weather. I think I can say we all left with sunburns, mosquito bites, and campfire hair.

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Algonquin park is a great spot to see wildlife. 3 of the girls saw a black bear on their way in and we just missed a moose on our way home. But besides the big guys you can capture great close ups of our smaller friends, like this guy…

Apparently he likes my Class 5 KEENS.

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After playing in the water catching tadpoles, it made me wish I could be Ms.Frizzle and get myself a magic school bus. I would love to take my students to Algonquin Park. It is such an educational experience for children.

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It is also a great place to pretend you are a photographer, which was my childhood dream job. I specifically wanted to be a photographer for National Geographic. I’m not a photographer but I really love taking pictures.

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Algonquin Park holds a special place in my heart. I have childhood memories of camping there with my family, one of my first dates with Mike was walking along the beach there and now celebrating my soon to be marriage with some of my best girl friends. They say we do not remember days but instead we remember moments. I will always remember this one.

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