Building Memories at Manning Provincial Park
When I was 8 years old, my Dad took my three siblings and my Mom camping at Manning Provincial Park for the first time. We loved it so much it became a yearly tradition….even to the point when we were given the choice between driving across Canada or going back to Manning, we all picked Manning!
23 years later we are still heading back to Manning for our annual camping trip. I now have two kids, and getting to watch them experience the same thing I did when I was little is so special to watch. Giving them similar memories and watching them develop a love and appreciation for the outdoors and fishing is amazing!
One of the highlights of our trip every year was getting to go fishing with my Dad. We have a few “special” spots that we have found over the years where all the fish hang out. We took my son there in hopes we could catch a fish for him.After 20 minutes we had no luck. Not even my Uncle and cousins had any bites. All of a sudden my son starts jumping up and down, he had caught one!! We reeled it in and watching my Dad sitting there and helping him was a so sentimental and brought back so many memories of when he had done the same for me!
After 2 hours of fishing in the same spot, still no one had caught a fish except for my son….and he caught two before we headed back up to the campsite!
I am so grateful to have such a beautiful park so close to home and to be able to give my kids the same love of the outdoors my Dad gave us.
Submitted by: Justine Russo – Submitted as a story contest entry.
Published: July 27th, 2015
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