Sunday, July 19, 2015

Compound Life?


One of the perks of working here at Monck Park is the fact that we live in the ‘compound’ above the campground..also known as the ‘service area’..


Just a short walk up the hill..


yes, we have to share the area with the garbage bins, recycling area and the burn piles..but it’s home for now..

We have a full service site and we provide our own satellite TV and internet..


Yes, we work for the perks of staying here..but at least there is no commute..or rather a very short one..

Gone are the long commuting days..riding the bus and the sky train and fighting the rush hour traffic..

The only traffic here are the deer..


..and the hummingbirds..


..doing laundry is easy..


and we have a clothesline too..nothing like the smell of clean laundry dried on a clothesline!


Our work week begins again tomorrow..but today we enjoyed a leisurely day off..

Breakfast of champions?


..and of course there is the normal housework stuff…

and then there was some time to take Tucker for a swim..


and a walk around the park..


We will sure miss this view come September but for now we will be sure to enjoy it as much as we can..


As a worker in the Gatehouse we do get some strange request for items?..I had a camper the other day inquiring about some sugar?..His wife was desperate for sugar for her coffee?.. I gave him a few packs of the ‘sweet stuff’ and he replied..’that won’t be enough for her?’

I called Doug on the radio and asked if he would go to our trailer and get some of our sugar to give them..

I have lots..gotta keep those little hummingbirds happy..


Fast forward to last night and the two ’sugar’  campers come in with this..


a token of their appreciation for the ‘cup of sugar’…

We are on afternoons this week so there is lots of time in the mornings for ‘making’ a real breakfast….


and there is also time for a walk around the park..I love doing this..seeing how everyone sets up their campsites..


Saturday morning the clouds have rolled’s still warm outside though..


..very thankful to be working in an air-conditioned gatehouse in the afternoon..


and the view isn’t half bad..


Sunday morning there is a mass exodus again..I am not working till this afternoon and the temperature is on the rise again..


and  even Tucker is too ‘tuckered to play’..note that his toys are never too far away..

His three favourites..the ‘famous’ ring, buoy and his ‘boobie’..


not to worry dear readers..he is inside the trailer when we go to work, in the comfort of the air conditioning..and then he has his favourite ‘cookie auntie’ who takes him for a walk ..


and then he comes to visit me in the gatehouse..


So there you have our ‘compound life’ in a ‘nutshell’..

Stay tuned for more…

There will be a ‘prison break’ in a few days!!


  1. Beautiful gig there at Monck Provincial Park! Tucker looks like he's having a ball!

    I was hoping to come by, with us getting our new trailer next month in Chilliwak, but we don't actually take delivery until we cross back into Washington. Something to do with Import Papers. Plus my mom has been transferred to a skilled nursing care facility and Dad didn't look well when we buzzed down to see them last week. Now we finally have his mom and my parents being cared for by good nursing staff!

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  3. Sure like the looks of that 'real breakfast'. You guys sure did make the right move in getting away from all that hustle & bustle stuff. Good for you & continue to keep those good RVing times rolling. Groovy:))

  4. You have had some warm days there. I 'm glad the managers gave you air conditioning.

  5. Based on your work camping experience last season, it comes as little surprise that you are enjoying this year's experience too. And Monk Park is a nice place to hang out girl the summer months.

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  7. Sounds like you are really enjoying our work and what a beautiful spot you have there with the views of the lake, so happy to see Tucker taking advantage of it too!

    Breakfast looks delicious!

  8. Great post about our life here in the compound...and beautiful Monck Park! xo

  9. It would be hard to beat that commute and the scenery:)

  10. That's the way to sweeten up your guests!

  11. Sure can't beat your commute and luv your views. Compound sure seems to have all the comforts and amenaties needed, along with your great looking breakfasts life looks and sounds good. We are in White Rock now arrived here on the 8th same place you guys visited us at. Have a great week!


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