Rapids Recreation Site – One Peaceful Night By the River!

Located in the Beautiful Chilliwack River Valley, off of Chilliwack Lake road, is a gorgeous Recreation Site located on the banks of the river. Fall asleep listening to the sounds of the river, the calls of birds and the wind rustling the trees.
Popular for dirt bikers and quads on the weekends, you can ride right out from the campground, making it convenient but also less peaceful.

One Year Blogversary!

Wow… I cannot believe that I have been on this journey for one full year!! I’m going to annoy you with some numbers for a minute : 71 Blog Posts! 3,500 Views! 2,100 Visitors! 461 Followers! These Stats blow my mind… When I started Road Trip Mama last year, I mostly just wanted an outlet.Continue reading “One Year Blogversary!”

McDonald Park Dark Sky Preserve

McDonald Park Dark Sky Preserve is a beautiful setting, both during the day and at night. This park is located on No. 3 Road, just over the dyke, making for easy walking access to the Sumas River dyke trail. The Fraser Valley Astronomers Society had McDonald Park officially deemed a Dark Sky Park in 2000Continue reading “McDonald Park Dark Sky Preserve”

Sushi, Snow & Self Care up Harrison East FSR

Yes as weird and wonderful as that might sound, I decided to grab sushi for lunch on my way through Harrison Hot Springs, then head up Harrison East FSR to find some snow! Despite all of the bumps along the way, I only had a slight Miso soup spill and everything else made it inContinue reading “Sushi, Snow & Self Care up Harrison East FSR”

Stopping For A Breath Of Fresh Air in Cultus Lake

I was having one of those days where I had quite a few things to get done and a short time to do them. I was already running behind, had been stuck at the longest train I had seen in awhile and was feeling a little bit stressed on my drive to Cultus Lake. OnContinue reading “Stopping For A Breath Of Fresh Air in Cultus Lake”

Exploring the old Thurston Correctional Facility Grounds – Chilliwack River Valley Series

Located 16km down Chilliwack Lake Road is the site of what used to be Thurston Correctional Facility. This was a Minimum Security Facility used for prisoners serving time for petty crimes. I remember camping nearby as a kid and the bus would pull up and the prisoners would get out and start picking up garbageContinue reading “Exploring the old Thurston Correctional Facility Grounds – Chilliwack River Valley Series”

Forest Service Road Safety in Beautiful British Columbia!

I feel so blessed to live in this beautiful place in British Columbia, surrounded by mountains and river areas to explore! However, every year there are tragedies that serve as a reminder that these beautiful places can also be deadly. If you are traveling on a Forest Service Road (FSR) then there are a fewContinue reading “Forest Service Road Safety in Beautiful British Columbia!”

Happy New Year 2021!

As we shift into the New Year and a New Beginning, A New Chapter, it is important to stay positive. “Look out your windshield at your future, not in your tiny rear view mirror at your past.” Focus on the future and the things that you can control during these uncertain times. As strange andContinue reading “Happy New Year 2021!”

Looking Back on 2020 – A Year In Review

When I started my blog in May of this year, I purchased my domain as a belated birthday present to myself. I thought it would be nice to have a place to document my trips and share a few tips with other parents traveling with children. I thought my friends and family that enjoyed myContinue reading “Looking Back on 2020 – A Year In Review”