Growing up, especially come the Summer time, my Mom would load all of us girls into the car and we would drive out to Cultus Lake. I have so many memories of picnic dinners, and going swimming. I want my girls to have memories like this. Where Mom and Dad just randomly say let’s go, and we’re off on an adventure.
After picking up Evie from preschool we headed for a picnic at Cultus Lake. It was about an hour long drive to Cultus Lake, and it worked out great because Addie napped the whole way out there. It has been a long time since we had been out there, and I was going house crazy. Add in the fact that the weather is calling for rain over the coming days, I wanted to take advantage of what should be a decent day. Thankfully the rains did hold off while we were out there.
Soon after Jason and I got married we bought a picnic basket, and Evie has recently been asking for us to put it to use. Now was our chance. I had made sandwiches for everyone, and put in some other special snacks for us all to enjoy. She was so excited to see the basket when we pulled it out. We went to one of the little park areas that does not have a gate, as those are all locked currently. I wish they had been open as I would have picked a different spot for our picnic, but this area was just as great, plus no one was there and we had the spot to ourselves.
Evie was free to wander, and throw rocks into the lake. Her favourite though was finding a stick and pretending she was going fishing. She has now requested to get her own fishing rod, so I guess we will be on the look out for a good deal on a kids one so her Grandpa can take her fishing this summer.
There’s just something about being outside, especially after being inside for a few days. It just recharges you. We all needed it. Cultus Lake is such a beautiful area. We will be back again soon. We are wanting to hike Teapot Hill but need to find out if it is one we can do with the girls, or if it is one to do without them. Has anyone gone before? If you are looking for a bit of a family adventure, this is worth the drive. While it may be a bit of a drive from Vancouver, make a day trip of it.