Monday, July 14, 2014

Rock Glen Family Park

On May 25th, Bill and I visited Rock Glen Family Park in Arkona  for a tour of their park. We wanted to learn more about the membership (ROD & AOR) program we'd heard about from a fellow blogger. Planning for our future after retirement is the name of the game and it's always on our minds.
Rock Glen Family Resort Welcome
Ignore the snow! I'm not sure if my links are done properly but you should get the gist of how to find these sites.
After meeting Rob, the owner, and his right hand person, Cathy, we found ourselves signing on the dotted line to join. As it turned out, a 'used' membership had been turned in from another member no longer able to use it and the price was just too good to walk away from. We had no intention of starting this so early. After all, we have 2 years before we will be hitting the road full time!

This past weekend, July 11, 12, 13 was our first opportunity to take advantage of the 'free' camping in our home park. What a wonderful welcome, from not only the staff but from other members camping here. This is a members only park so it is well kept, well monitored and lots to participate in at no cost if you so choose. We can stay here anywhere from 2 to 14 days at no cost as long as we move out for the same number of days before we come back and do it again. Quite a deal! The bonus doesn't stop there as once we are full time, there are many locations across Canada and the U.S. where we can stop for a week free before moving on to another destination.

George and Suzie and their home
We met our friends, George and Suzie, here again and found a spot just around the corner in the square. The weather was on our side and we arrived and were set up by 2 pm on Friday. My husband has detailed the weekend nicely in his blog so I will just touch on my fine points.
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Set up on the square

After set up we walked the park, oohing and aahing at the facilities and amenities as well as checking out the other trailers and vehicles. We relaxed a bit back at the site with some reading etc. before getting dinner on the go, sausages in a bun on our Weber Q 200. Since our friends had just celebrated an anniversary we popped in to see the Yates' and deliver a card. Before you know it, an hour has passed and once again we chuckle at how time flies...........

After a good night's sleep, oh how I love our king size bed! I was up and out for a walk around the park with my camera just after 7:30 am.  It was exciting when I found another Jayco Designer, a rare find, with 4 slides as opposed to our 3. I snapped a picture so I would remember to tell Bill.
2007 Jayco Designer with 4 slides

Since it was a beautiful warm/hot day after my walkabout I followed the sun from our site as it rolled across the sky. We were facing west so had to move a bit in the morning to catch some of those rays. Bacon and eggs on Weber, a visit from George and Suzie to help Bill with his blogging and finally Clemson welcomed Suzie into his trailer and into his world. We knew it was only a matter of time.
Suzie and Clemson
New friends

I'm hoping Bill remembers most of what George showed him so he can in turn show me! I have a lot to learn for sure. Together we planned our first "social hour" and opted to host.

Bill and I went for a dip in the pool,
Bill cooling off in the pool
the 'boys' had a siesta and our company arrived bringing new friends, Richard and Marylou. Very nice to meet other campers. I need to get better at this though and start snapping photos for my own benefit! I want to remember everyone and I'm usually such a camera nut.

After dinner, we walked down to the valley to see the Designer. If you're not too shy, you can always meet some new friends, as we did. Upon asking about their trailer, Chris very kindly took us through. We'd never seen a set up like that before and found it quite nice for a 2007 model. Within 15 minutes back home, Bob came up and invited us to bring our chairs and join them for a campfire. How nice! The evening went well and quickly and we headed back home around 10 just before the rain started.

This is what its all about, great camping, new friends, lots of laughs and wonderful stories and tips. We do love this lifestyle.

The advantage of the membership park is that we don't need to wait for a check in time or abide by a check out time. We can come and go as we please and will get put on a site that is available. We aren't particular where we go but at least now have a better idea which ones to ask for when we come again.

Mini golf
Roadway before tar and chip
Rental cabin
Roadway after tar and chip

We left around 2:30 and were home in good time to get the laundry done.

Thank you for checking in with me today, as always please feel free to drop me a line! I'd love to hear from you!


  1. Great pics sis. It looks like a great spot and it sounds like you met some great people as well. The weather turned out perfect.

  2. Hey! You did it! I'm glad you were able to get on here and comment on my blog. Thank you. It was a perfect weekend, just not long enough! :)

  3. Patsy glad we got to spend some time with you guys, thanks for hosting "Happy Hour" it sure was fun. And Nice that you enjoyed our (and your new) home park.
    Pretty soon you will enjoy when the weekends are over and the campground is much quieter.
    Don't work to hard and looking forward to hooking up with you guys again soon !

  4. Thanks George, I will get better at happy hour..........I'll take a picture of our guests. Lol. The weekend wasn't long enough, looking forward to our return in August. See you then!