This weekend we were fortunate enough to have Friday off from work and we made arrangements to meet some friends, who live in Alberta, for a weekend of camping.
But first we needed to pick up our tent trailer from Fraser way RV, it was there for some warranty repairs.
We arrived just before 8 am and the trailer was ready to go. All the issues we had were looked after and we headed east down the highway within a half hour.
Our destination for a weekend of camping was Monck Provincial Park, just outside the town of Merritt.
The view of Nicola Lake, seen from Highway 5a.
and our home for the weekend,
We settled into site number 1..
..and yes that is blue sky and sunshine you see, a perfect ‘Indian summer’ is ours to enjoy.
Our friends, Robbie and Bob Piper were in the campsite next to us.
nothing like some quality time with ‘old friends’..
..Tucker, of course went swimming, a few times?
..creating a ‘wake’ every time..he really needs to learn to control his exuberant behaviour?
the view from Tucker’s swimming hole…
Friday night ended with a campfire and we were in bed before 10..
Saturday the sun came out yet again..
Breakfast was ‘flippin’ pancakes, eggs and sausages..
…we spent the day going between the two campsites..and catching a few wasps, in Doug’s ‘bee catcher’..
and taking Tucker for his ‘swim sessions..
….another great day that ended with a lovely steak , garlic prawns and Cesar salad dinner..
..and a campfire with the ‘Piper clan’..
Tucker was ready for bed at 6:30..
..dreaming of catching his ‘green Frisbee’, I am sure..
Sunday it was time to head home..
..but not before our coffee and toast..
..and a couple of photos of the osprey nest..and it’s occupant..
Cost of this weekend?
time spent with friends we have known for over 38 years..priceless