I hate to say it… I cringe as I sit here about to type it. But I must.

Summer is coming to an end. *cry*

Sure, I realize we still have several weeks of official summer left but anyone with kids knows that summer feeling disappears very quickly the moment our kids step on that school bus Tuesday morning.

However, we definitely had an awesome summer this year and made some great memories as a family.

Especially during our family camping trip last week.

We headed to Pinery Provincial Park at the beautiful Lake Huron. It was the perfect end to our summer. Beach days, hiking, canoeing, campfires, ghost stories and of course, lots and lots of marshmallows. More than I would like to admit.

One of the unique treats we tried out for the first time turned out to be a family favourite.

Marshmallow peanut butter cones!

A few weeks earlier I was up north at my parents trailer and my mom made them based on a recipe she had found online. The ones she made involved marshmallows, chocolate and caramel and were delicious!  I knew I wanted to make them on our camping trip, however my husband doesn’t eat chocolate (I know, right??!!) so I had to get creative. Let’s be honest here, I’m not a short order cook and so I wasn’t about to make different kinds. ha!

While in the store, I noticed the bag of Reese Peanut Butter Chips and realized I could totally use them as a substitute. They turned out awesome!

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These were such a huge hit with both the kids and my husband that we ended up making them again the next night. We even used Gluten Free cones so my son could partake.

eating marshmallow cones

We were pretty lucky with the weather on our trip and it only rained on our last day. We didn’t let that bother us though!  Nothing like laying in the tent listening to the rain. We didn’t bring a laptop, however we did have a tablet and with a little data tethering, the kids were able to enjoy our last night watching a movie together on Netflix. Such a great option to keep them busy in a pinch!

Since we were on a family adventure, it only made sense to check out an adventure themed flick. At first my son was a bit bummed to have to be in the tent, however the moment he noticed they had The Adventures of Tintin, he was thrilled with the idea!


By morning, the rain had stopped and we were able to enjoy our last few hours at the site together before packing up and heading home. It was one of those trips that I know we will all remember fondly for the rest of our lives and definitely not the last!


Jenn Perry

The author Jenn Perry

Entrepreneur, Child-Wrangler and Domestic-Goddess-Wannabe, Jenn is a married, mother of two. She is also the founder of That's So Social and Editor in Chief of Travel Mavens. Likes: travel, eggs benedict, yoga pants, dogs, and Netflix.