I went on my first canoe camping trip and just got back a few days ago. It was a very Canadian experience...we all joked that I had to do it to get my citizenship. :-P We drove really far north and ended up in a place called La Verendrye.
It was really beautiful and serene, and the water was so clean you could drink straight out of the lake! We picked wild blueberries and rasberries, yum. It was definitely an experience, but I probably won't do it again. I was surprised...I thought I would actually really like it, but it turns out I'm way too much of a wuss. I can't handle not having cell phone reception, total darkness terrifies me, and I hate cold water. Oh, and my friend got a creepy blood-sucking leech stuck on her butt! Yikes! If that won't scare you from ever going camping again, I don't know what will!
Here are some pics (stolen from my friend James Kerr!)-
Now I'm back in civilization, enjoying running water, electricity, and um, a toilet that's not a hole in the dirt. If anything, camping really does make you appreciate what you have.
I'll end this post with some shameless self-promotion. Here's a new style I'm making for the fall! I listed two shirts on Etsy. Click here to view.