For those of you who have been following us for a while, you know how much we appreciate all the amenities that a ‘full service’ RV park has to offer..
Water, sewer, 30 amp power, cable TV and of course the much needed Wifi and Cell service..
But then there are the times when it’s fun to go ‘off the grid’, so to speak and give ‘dry-camping’ or ‘boon-docking’ and try..
The busiest camping weekend of the season is the May long weekend..time for all the weekend warriors to blow the dust of the tents, campers and trailers and venture into the wilds of British Columbia..
And yes, we were crazy enough to join them all..without reservations too..
Now that is just plain ‘crazy talk’…but we did it!
Our extra long weekend began last Thursday..we headed to Keremeos after work to gather our little home on wheels..it was time for it to feel the wind again and free it from the confines of the ‘gates of Riverside Orchard’..
Our original plan was to head out bright and early on Friday morning in the hopes of getting a campsite ahead of everyone else?
We had some issues that needed to be dealt with so leaving early was not going to happen..
with our problems resolved with a quick phone call at 8:00 am we were on our way in less than 15 minutes..only two hours behind schedule..
Our first choice for a campsite was Kentucky/Alleyne Provincial Park..about two hours from Keremeos on Highway 5A..
We had stayed here last year the weekend after the May long weekend in 2013 and we were hopeful that we would get a site on the lake..
It was not to be though..it seemed that the Kentucky Lake side was full by Thursday night..
We ventured to the other camping area and we scored a site on the shore of Alleyne Lake..not perfect but the choices were limited..
We were just happy to be parked and set up..no Plan B or C this time round..
..see that small turn around area at the end of the road?..well, that could be an issue when we leave, but we weren’t going to worry about it until Monday..
Tucker got to go for a few swims in the lake..
Hot or cold weather, he doesn’t care..never mind the fact the we are sitting at 3400 feet and the temperature in the mornings hovered around 2 degrees celcius..
We had time for walks..
Barbecued dinners for two..
..our signature drinks..
..and there was time for a few fishing expeditions..
..and we utilized the ‘generator hours’..
and there was time to do some knitting..
We drove to Monck Park in Merritt on Sunday morning to visit our friends, Doug and Toni..
‘our site’ had just emptied when we got there..too bad our trailer was parked elsewhere..
We had a quick visit with them, a busy weekend for the ‘park operators’..not too much ‘down time’..but it was nice to chat for a while!
Back at our campground, we have made some new friends, and fellow bloggers..they are the park facility operators at Kentucky/ Alleyne..
Their blog is called ‘A life made simple’ .. and well worth a look at..
Monday morning we hooked up and ‘backed ourselves’ out of the ‘tight spot’ we were in..
and once we were heading in the right direction, Keremeos was our destination..
our ‘extra long weekend’ was coming to an end but not before we got the trailer backed into it’s ‘home spot’, did the laundry and cleaned up..and then there was some time to celebrate a birthday.. Doug’s brother turns 60 on Wednesday so we had a pizza dinner and of course some chocolate cake to ‘mark the special occasion!’
Thanks for reading along with Bigdawg and Freeway, stay tuned, there will be more adventures to come!!