It was 6:30 on Sunday, June 10th when I slipped out of bed. I couldn’t see the clock the couple of times I’d woke through the early morning hours and was confused why the illumination wasn’t visible. When I got up I realized that Bill had tucked our clock in his drawer for travel. Oh yes, today is moving day.
|getting hooked up to move|
It is different, pulling out of here for a ‘vacation’ since it seems we are already on one! I’m glad we only move when we want to or when we need to in the summer. I like our summer place.
|It wasn't easy leaving our new vehicle home alone|
Bill was up by 7 and Clemson by 8 so the family gathered in the living quarters. I finished posting yesterday’s blog before hopping the shower. Bill packed up the satellite dish and checked tires etc.
|and I have 2 tomatoes already!|
|things are coming up pretty good|
|Hooked up, ready to go|
At 11:15 we pulled into Tim Horton’s at the Wingham corner for a leg stretch, and a second cuppa brew. Steeped tea, double cream for me. Yum. As Pat says, “woohoo! We’re going camping!”
|Going camping together!|
We were soon on the road again travelling to the southwest but not as far as we do in October. We’ve gone through Gorrie, Wroxeter (Pioneer Ghost Town) and ahead is Blythe, Clinton, Hensall and Exeter.
|A few signs of small towns we drove through today|
Clemson was geared up too for our camping trip, not settling down in the back seat as easily. Little does he know that he’ll be on a leash for a week. Hmm, he’ll settle into it just fine and we won’t have to worry about him wandering off. The clouds have rolled in by 12 noon but it is still warm. Sunday is a good day to travel and most of the roads today are 90 km/hr which is nice. That is our normal travel speed anyway.
|Blurry Clemson, settled on my hoody|
We made the turn off Highway #4 at Clandeboye and then right onto Highway #7 taking us into Ailsa Craig. A left turn onto County Rd. 19 took us to Highway 81 where we turned right towards Arkona. We soon arrived at Rock Glen Family RV Park and checked in. It was 1:15 when we pulled up to the gate. Spatters of rain had started, what the heck? Nice back home in Durham according to Donna.
|Arrival at our home park|
that means 0$ for our 8 day stay
|Clemson is keeping an eye on his Daddy and his replacement Daddy|
as they check in
|Someone is right behind us to check in|
I think we know who it is too!
The rain didn’t amount to anything and by 1:45 we were set up with Rob and Pat as neighbours right beside us. It was a little tricky getting into our spots but we are here and settled for 8 days. It was around 3 that we walked 30 feet to Happy Hour at Paul and Judy’s. By the time everyone arrived, there were 16 of us and that included Gerry and Melinda’s granddaughter, Aliya, but not Tucker and Clemson. It is always nice to meet other rv’ers as we all share common interests.
|Left to right - Paul, Rob, Pat, Judy, Lois, Doug|
Monique, Emile, Melinda (Aliya on her lap) my chair and
George, Suzie, Chantelle and Gerry arrived later
Proud Grandparents? Yes!
|Rob and Pat|
Wait a minute! That's Tucker and Pat!
Around 5:30 we walked across the lane to our Suite and Bill grilled steak and baked potatoes. Yum. With sour cream and sliced tomatoes on the side, it was delicious. We cleaned up the few dishes by hand and the joke was that everyone at Happy Hour was going to bring their dirty dishes to put in our dishwasher. Before sitting our butts in our chairs, we slipped on long pants and went for a walk with Clemson.
|A Geese family with 5 almost grown babies|
|Lots of water lilies in bloom behind Gerry and Melinda's place|
Back home it was a nice surprise to hear “Hello!” and Loree came to the door to welcome us to the park. Not officially, but just being friendly. We’ll have to make a point to get together with her and Ron while we are here. I finished writing my post and downloading pictures. Hopefully, this gets posted tonight before I get too sleepy. Another day of not doing a lot but still feeling tired after supper. That’s what retirement is!
|Our site in a pretty quiet setting this week|
The weekenders have gone home
|And we have good neighbours|
We are happy to be here with friends and have notified my worry-wart sister back home that we are safe. I hope you’ve enjoyed your day as well.
|and my last picture of the day gave us a chuckle|
As we walked by, Gerry and Melinda were struggling with this
Timing is everything and Bill was able to step in and help get
it in their home
Thank you for taking a peek at our day. If you wish to comment, I’d love to read them.