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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Feels like ‘Fall’?

August 29-September 15, 2016

We are now on the downhill side of the 2016 season here at Tunkwa..it has been more than two weeks since my last ‘recap’..

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Steve and Dianne arrived just before the beginning of the Labour Day weekend..they are staying at North Leighton for 10 days…sure hope we have some time to visit?

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as usual the days just run together…

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Doug managed to take a few hours off and go for a quad ride with Steve..

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mud..rocks and water…

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and a great view from Greenstone Mountain..

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thanks for a great ride, Steve!!

..now back to reality..

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a gift from one of the ‘long term campers’..thanks Karen and Denny..

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the ten days that the Colibaba’s were here went by so quickly..seemed like they just got here and it was time for them to go….see you next year!! Enjoy your winter  adventures!!

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We had an emergency that involved a 911 call..an ambulance and a helicopter landing in the park..

A camper had collapsed and was in need of some medical assistance..

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..there was a memorial fishing derby..it was well attended and a resounding success..nice to see the smiling faces of the young fishermen!!

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..The free range cattle have been ‘busy’ eating there way through the grasslands outside of the cattleguards that surround the park..

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this one may be seen at a ‘grocery store’ near you?

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..sorry #95..

the sunsets have been amazing the last few days..

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and the blue skies and sunshine have been plentiful..

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we have had cooler temperatures in the early morning hours..and with that there was frost on the grass and mist on the lakes..

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tonight there was a full moon..

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and with that comes the thoughts that this time next month we will be heading out..the wheels will be rolling..

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

A day in the life..or has it been a week?

August 23-28, 2016

The life of a Park Operator involves many jobs..

  • cleaning bathrooms
  • garbage pick up
  • collecting park fees
  • selling firewood
  • cleaning sites
  • mowing and weedwacking
  • painting and other maintenance work
  • making sure the campers are ‘happy’..

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..our days are full and most days run into the evening as well..

One of the other time consuming jobs we have to complete is the ‘recycling’…Doug has built a new sorting table to make this job much easier..

There is a bag for beer cans, tetra packs, water bottles, pop cans, and large plastic containers…we put the glass bottles on the table in boxes..

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There are also the trips to Kamloops to get supplies for the park and of course do our own grocery shopping and to drop off the recycling at the Bottle return Depot…

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No wonder the days fly by!!…we are so thankful  to have Hugh, Brian and Barb who  volunteer here for the season..they are a huge  help with the garbage pick up, site cleaning and mowing…among other duties…this park wouldn’t be what is without their help…

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..We are still using our ‘mouse swimming pool’..seems to have solved the ‘rodent in the trailer’ problem, at least for now..

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There have been a few ‘swimmers’ over the past few weeks..

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One of the campers were kind enough to give us an anniversary gift…flowers, champagne and orange juice and a lovely card..

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and then there was a trip to the post office and another card from Brenda and Ken and a ‘gift card for Tim Hortons’..so nice to be remembered…

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We are, indeed learning that you ‘can’t please everyone’..there are some who just like to ‘be difficult’…most of the time it has to do with the collecting of the camp fees, but I would say 99% of the campers are very co-operative with regards to adhering to the BC Parks rules/regulations..

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We had a camper arrive the other night with an awesome 4WD rig..the Earth Roamer..

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They have a blog as well..www.whiteacorn.com

be sure to visit their blog..looks like it is an interesting read for those ‘armchair travellers’!!

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so there you have my recap of the last few days…the

end for now..

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

The many ‘skies’ of Tunkwa..

August 7-22, 2016

The daily journal is no more…it has been more than two weeks since my last post and of course..the only thing I can say is ‘where has the time gone??

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..the ‘man in the moon?’

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Tucker enjoying one of the many sunsets..

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..the deer population has increased..

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..we have been busy working  and the days are just ‘running together’..it seems that the weekends fly by and before we know it the week is half way through again..

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..We had a visit from Ken and Julie..campers we met at Monck Provincial Park...this time they brought their trailer and stayed for the weekend…so nice to see their smiling faces again..

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We had  some time to visit with them so it was great to ‘catch up’ on their summer adventures..

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..a storm blew through this evening…dark ominous clouds..wind and rain..no satellite signal..and with it came some thunder and lightning..

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…35 years ago tonight was the ‘eve of our wedding’..

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..we were so young..now I am really thinking ‘where has the time gone?’..

Happy 35th Anniversary to us!!