We’ve been fortunate to camp most weekends in September. Unfortunately, I keep forgetting to bring my camera, so I have only a few iPad pictures.
Two weekends ago, we went to Douglas Provincial Park with our friends, the Krols. There are three of them in a Taylor Coach Bobbie. It’s only 12 feet long! Their daughter is almost 11, so she is still willing to sleep on the bunk above mom and dad’s bed. The Bobbie has a rear door, which creates a spacious interior. This little unit even boasts a wet bath! Taylor Coach is produced in Ontario.
This weekend, we came to Pike Lake Provincial Park. The website said that only group camping with power was available, but the water would be shut off, as it was at Douglas. Well, weren’t we surprised to discover that the campground was still open, as well as the shower house!
Site 39 is jinxed. We camped at this site when the Airstream was still new. I had been doing some work at the dinette. My work bag was next to me, and when I looked down, I saw my blue pen had leaked through my bag and onto the cushion! What a fright. I got the cover off and soaked, and the stain came out. I can’t say my bag faired as well. This morning, the girls were swarming me with excitement as I prepared their breakfast. Poppy was practically doing backflips, and she jumped on the sofa to get a better view, and her tail sent my coffee cup sailing off the table and onto the sofa cushion! As I was walking to the laundry room, memories of the leaky pen came rushing back. I love our light sofa fabric, but sometimes . . . Anyway, I’m thankful that Airstream chose fabric that doesn’t disintegrate when washing, and I’m thankful the service centre at the campground was still open.
What wonderful fall weather we are having! Last night was probably one of the most perfect prairie nights we’ve had all summer. There was no wind, and it was warm. We could start our campfire early. Today, we walked along the lake, did some geocaching, and then walked a nature trail that passed through 3 ecosystems: woodland, wet woodland, and sand dunes. Poppy loves water, so she jumped into a green pond in the wet woodland. She likes a complete experience. Well, back to the lake we went for a romp to clean her coat.
Along with forgetting my camera, I also forgot my ukulele. I realized I had forgotten to pack both just as we hit the highway. Since the campground is nearly empty, I could have played it outside without feeling nervous about anyone hearing me. Imagine my delight when I opened Airstream Life magazine to discover an article on Airstreaming and ukuleles! My favourite quote: “What could be cooler than camping with your Airstream, admiring your pink flamingos, sipping an adult beverage with an umbrella, and strumming your ukulele?” What could be cooler indeed!
While I was reading, I heard a cacaphony of geese nearing us. Within moments, about a thousand geese flew overheard in three waves! Such a sight to see! Are the geese trying to tell us something?
Next weekend will be our final campout. It’s the Thanksgiving long weekend. I know I’m thankful for all the camping I’ve been able to enjoy this summer.