No WiFi!!!

by Janice

Last week, I was away. Not just away from my house, but away from wifi! (The only connection I had was when I drove into “town” to a cafe.)

Since my father passed away, my husband has maintained my parents’ cabin for my mom. So every chance we get, we pack up and drive for six hours into the interior of British Columbia, a region called “The Cariboo.” (Yes, it is really spelled that way. Very strange.)

But this year, I have been so busy that the last two times my husband went he just took our son Jackson with him and Olivia and I stayed home and I worked.

So, we were all thrilled to head up to the cabin for the last week of summer vacation — together. It was a much needed holiday and family time for all of us.

Here are some of our photos from the trip.

(On Saturday, we visited our friends who have a cabin about an hour away from ours. Visiting them is always a highlight of our cabin vacations. So some of the photos are from their cabin and lake.)

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boy fishing

boys hands sapling forest


sunset lake

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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom. Tweet with me at @5minutesformom and @janicecroze.

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1 Nolie September 7, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Beautiful! Glad you guys found some time to get away before summer ended.


2 Beth September 7, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Gorgeous shots and looks like amazing memories for the entire family. Always great to see such big smiles on the kids when you are together as a group :)


3 Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) September 8, 2010 at 12:02 am

Those picture remind me of where I grew up in the interior of BC. It’s very wild for sure, but beautiful and great for the kids. Your pictures are wonderful.


4 Stephanie September 8, 2010 at 1:08 am

It looks like you had a relaxing and much-needed retreat. So happy for you.

Have you ever seen the movie “Princess Cariboo”? Your post reminded me of it:


5 Jennifer, Snapshot September 8, 2010 at 6:21 am

As connected as I am, I LOVE it when there’s no WIFI, or I actually choose not to bring my laptop. I’m sure you enjoyed it immensely!


6 Marj M. September 8, 2010 at 7:10 am

How peaceful it must have been for you. Exactly my kind of vacation dream. So glad you and Olivia got to go this time, a family vacation is always so relaxing.


7 Susie's Homemade September 8, 2010 at 9:36 am

Looks like a GREAT time!!


8 Aleksandra September 8, 2010 at 10:54 am

Gorgeous pictures! Glad you survived without WiFi :)


9 Petula September 10, 2010 at 9:57 am

That’s beautiful. I would love to be able to get away and do something like that. The photos are gorgeous. Sounds like a wonderful time.


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