Sunday, June 22, 2014

Opportunity ‘knocks’


We are firm believers in that ‘things happen for a reason, be it a ‘chance meeting’ or a ‘missed accident’..a ‘job loss’ or a ‘new job’..sometimes ‘opportunity knocks’ and it just depends on whether you are in the right frame of mind to ‘answer’..


In the past few weeks, we have been rather busy ‘answering that knock at the door’..

Our friends, Doug and Toni who are working at Monck Park, our favourite BC Park, as most of you know..came ‘knocking with an new opportunity’ for  us..


They were in ‘dire need’ of some assistance as two of their summer employees decided to quit.

So after many conversations and lots of sleepless nights, we made the decision to ‘answer the knock’…


Our Summer vacation plans were cancelled and this past Friday night we made the trek to’s moving time! IMG_3421

Saturday morning, bright and early we were hooked up, said our ‘so longs’ to Ron and Karen..see you in September..

And we pulled out of the gates of Riverside Orchard..onwards to our new summer home..just outside of Merritt..


..the drive was an easy one..only one big hill to go down..Hamilton Hill..

the truck handled the downgrade very well..holding steady at a comfortable speed..


within about two hours we were pulling into our new ‘summer home’..


Toni captured this photo of us..

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..before long we were backed in and set up..our ‘full service site’ in the ‘compound’..


..and then the ‘real reason’ were here..’time to go to work?’


..the new place of ‘summer employment’..



..we even get  uniforms..

The ‘two Doug’s’.. The Double D’s as I call them!


..good thing, Doug and Toni are very can be a tad ‘difficult to teach two old ‘dawgs’ new tricks..


..its a ‘learning curve’ day soon it will be an easy process but for now..I am just a ‘new-bie’!

..our ‘commuter vehicle’..

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..after a ‘tough first day’..

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..time to put our feet up..

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..not to worry there is still time for Tucker to go on a few walks and of course a swim or two..

IMG_3616 as you can see our Summer 2014 has taken a different may not be what we had planned originally but sometimes ‘things happen for a reason’..

Stay tuned for more from us this summer as we embark on our new adventure of ‘work camping’.


  1. Workamping can be fun, even if it is sometimes challenging learning new systems. Have a great summer!

  2. Well, that is quite a change in plans! I wish you well in your new adventure. Keep us posted!

  3. To say I'm jealous would be an understatement!! Have fun and say "hi" to my grandpa!!!

  4. Hope you have a great summer and enjoy!!

  5. And, on to your new life on the road! Congratulations on your new job and with that I hope you have a great time with Toni and Doug and "camping". I'm sure Tucker will enjoy being close to the lake.

  6. Wow, what a "tough" job! Hope you don't "dislike" it too much! ;c)

  7. Wow you snagged a good one...hopeful we choose better next time! Enjoy....

  8. We met Toni and Doug our first year on the road at the Q. Had a wonderful time with them. I am sure you four will have lots of good times and lots and lots of laughs.

  9. Absolutely fantastic!!!!! Now that is a knock worth answering!!! You guys will be totally in love with workamping when this is over. So happy for you enjoy each day :-)

  10. It's going to be a great summer by the looks of it! Sure like the new truck and RV. Got some reading to do to catch with you guys.

  11. I'm really looking forward to reading all about your works ping experience. Enjoy it to the fullest.

  12. What a beautiful place to be for the summer! Enjoy your new situation. :)

  13. I believe in things happening for reasons...karma...You two got some great stuff that swooped your way..Glad to see you jumped at it!!! WOOT!WOOT!

  14. To spend your time at your favourite Monck Park is such a bonus! Very cool!

  15. No way! That's crazy!!!!!!! Have funnnnnnn………..

  16. So exciting for you guys - a whole new adventure for the summer. Have a fantastic time and enjoy yourselves.

  17. That is so cool, you will have such a fun time. We will be coming your way in a couple of weeks.

  18. Kudos for your can-do attitude and exciting new adventure. Can't wait to read all about it!

  19. Hi Sue, how did your first month go as Provincial Park camp hosts?!?!
    I knew you had summers off, but what about Doug?!
    A very nice way to get away and see what full time RVing is like!
    Happy Camp Days to all of you!

  20. Just goes to show that 'dreams can come true'. All the best to you guys & have yourselves a great summer.


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