Where to go: Sakatchewan, Myrtle Beach, Virginia

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Thanks to John for our latest “Where to Go” entry… a rich and varied half-year of travel to Canada and within the U.S.

Based out of North Carolina, we have had a fun travel year this year so far. I started with a trip to Lafleche, Saskatchewan at the end of January, where the high temperature was -19 °C, and the low was around -35 °C. Big town, population currently listed as 380. My family homesteaded into Canada in the early 1900’s to a small hamlet located southwest of Lafleche, a much bigger town with current population of around 40.


During the Easter school break, we spent some family time at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


We just got back from our first summer trip to Kingston, Ontario. We camped along the way, stopping at the Endless Caverns campsite in Virginia, and Lackawanna State Park in Pennsylvania. For the week, we stayed at Rideau Acres Campground, located just north of Kingston. Campfires every night, sparklers, and even the Canada Day fireworks.


On the way back home, we stayed at the Camp at Eastlake, near New Milford, Pennsylvania, and treated ourselves to a hotel with pool near Staunton, Virginia (there were no campsites available on the 4th of July weekend except for the KOA overflows).

Our next trip will be to Edisto State Park in South Carolina, where we will sit back and do nothing but play on the beach, look for sharks teeth, and look for the loggerhead turtle nest areas at this preservation area. We last stayed there a couple of years ago, and look forward to this next trip.


In the meantime, we will have some short weekend camping trips, travel to various softball fields following my daughter’s fastpitch games, and try some local geocaching.



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