Sunday, July 4, 2010

Backpack Boy

It's been a big weekend. I'm stiff, aching and pretty tired.

It really starts with Canada Day. Thursday, a day off, and beautiful weather. Add a new backpack for toting the wee man about. Our first backpacking outing was a short, and reasonable, trip just down to the corner for some coffees.

Buoyed by our successful trip round the hood, we decided to kick things up a notch. So we threw the wee one in the backpack and headed down the to Brickworks, a former brick factory transformed into a natural oasis in the heart of Toronto. A few hours later, I still had a little person on my back.

In a few weeks we head out to Alberta and some time in the Rockies. The plan is avoid the stroller for those peaks and valleys.  Looks like I'm going to have to do some more backpacking outings, not just because he loves it in the pack, but I really need to get in shape.

I can always use the old fallback - the air is thinner up there, but even if that gets me a tiny bit of sympathy it won't ease my aches.

And there won't be a bus to get us the rest of the way home.

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