Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer is flying by…

July 1-15, 2016

Canada Day weekend is but a distant memory…those last three days just ‘flew by’..


The park was a ‘sea of red and white’..


lots of campers showing their Canadian Pride..


Hugh had purchased a bucket of Canadian flags to hand out to all the campers…nice patriotic touch!!


The Tunkwa side of the park was ‘busy’ but not full of the large groups that are normally here..we only had a few empty sites…

…Leighton side was a ‘ghost town’ so at least Doug was able to help me with the collecting and finding our ‘bearings’…a bit overwhelming in the beginning but we found the best way to deal with all the collecting was to just ‘deal with one camper at a time’…

speaking of the campers..we had a visit from Ken and Julie  Thompson..campers from last two seasons at Monck nice to see their smiling faces again!!!


They had come by to visit Julie’s parents who were camping here at the park and of course, knew that we were here as well..they even stopped by to see Steve and Dianne, too!!


We even had a few minutes to take Tucker for a swim on Saturday..



By the time Sunday came..we had a mass exodus …it was all hands on deck and sites were all cleaned by the end of the afternoon…kudos to everyone!! ‘Many hands make light work’!!

Tucker is happy ‘Auntie Dianne and Uncle Steve’ are still here…he get’s lots of walks in..


July 4th…

first off Happy 4th of July to all our American readers!!

Doug is heading into Kamloops this morning…he has a few errands to get done so that leaves me with the ‘morning duties’…



I spent the first few hours of the day cleaning the bathrooms and a bit of collecting…

Doug returned just before lunch time..groceries put away ..we had lunch and then headed out together to clean a few sites..

Doug repaired some the clips on the tables as we went around the park…more collecting and a visit with Steve and Dianne…

That pretty much sums up our day…the park is pretty empty and the clouds have rolled in along with a bit of wind..just another Monday…

July 5…

More rain this morning…Two truck loads of garbage to the local transfer station  …the trucks and gas cans will get filled with fuel in Logan Lake..

I cleaned all the bathrooms this morning and then had to make a trip into Logan Lake as well…a  quick stop at the local Bargain Shop..the bank..and the gas station..

This afternoon we continued with our ‘replace the broken clip’ project and by 3 pm the rain was coming down again so we headed home and tackled some the paper work that needed doing..

We were invited to Steve and Dianne’s for dinner tonight..a  delicious pork tenderloin, salad and roasted red cream for dessert…

Doug went out on his own and did the evening collecting…too bad we had another dump of rain while he was doing the rounds….I was warm and cozy inside the Colibaba’s trailer visiting..sorry, dear!!

July 6-9..

The last three days are just a blurr…the usual duties filled the hours and now here it is Saturday afternoon and the park is quiet..we only have a few campers in Tunkwa and Leighton is bit busier ..…there was a rain this morning and the weather didn’t look too promising..but now the sky is blue and the rain has  stopped…sure seems that if the weather is not desirable?..wait five minutes and it will change..

The wild ‘flowers’ are blooming….


..the road heading out of the day use is lined with yellow ‘flowers’…


Steve and Dianne took Tucker for a walk to the ‘bench’ on the hill..good thing Dianne wears a bright pink top…easy to spot!!


Tucker is sure going to miss the ‘daily walks’…


..those will be ending on Monday..time for the Colibaba wheels to be rolling again…hard to believe how fast the time has gone..

They were kind enough to give us a ‘gift card’ for Montana’s to say thank you for all the ‘ campground service’ we provided..what a nice surprise and most certainly not necessary..


We will be sure to use it in the Fall…once our work camping is complete…

July 10-11..

I have said it before and will say it of the best things about this lifestyle is the people you meet along the way..but one of the hardest things is ‘saying so long’…

We had our ‘last supper’ together on Sunday night..burgers on the grill and salad…

This morning it was time for Steve and Dianne to  leave..six weeks sure went quickly…


with hugs and ‘see you next times’…they were ‘rolling’ #50 is now vacant…


We worked most the day but took some time this afternoon to take Tucker for  a walk…He led the way down the familar path..


yes..we hiked up to the ‘bench’…



great views from this vantage point…we can see the whole campground from here…


within an hour we were back at the trailer..time to go back to work…


July 12..

another morning trip to Kamloops…we had a quite a few stops to make on this trip..most were for ‘park business’

  • Peavey’s
  • Praire Coast
  • Home Hardware
  • Brandywine office
  • Ferguson’s
  • Canadian Tire

and then finally we went to Walmart and Costco for our groceries..

all those stops and we were  home by 1:00..…back in our uniforms and out in the park working again by 2:00…all in a ‘day’s work’…


July 13…another one of those days where we had a mixed bag of weather..just the usual stuff…bathrooms, collecting, weeding..we came home in the afternoon for a while…there was housework and dinner planning to do..

Doug took Tucker for  a walk while I did the ‘chores’…it seems to be Golden Retriever week at the park….there are six  golden retrievers camping in the park this evening…and one of them is named ‘Tucker’…what are the chances? ..there is a Max, Sadie, Tucker, Teak, Aspen and Cobie..

July 14-15..

Well if the last couple days were a post of it’s would read..

‘We have a mouse in the house!’

Yes, this morning I woke to the house in a ‘mess’ seems we have a little gray mouse who was hiding out…One would think that the cat would be a good mouser?..NOT..he stood guard for a while and then lost interest…somehow the mouse wound up behind the dog bed..with the dog on the bed…

Doug finally got  him..but not before the little rodent was hiding in the back of my chair..we tipped the chair..banged on it and finally Doug had him him trapped in a box and took him outside..the plan was to drown him in the water bucket but he managed to escape…


We set a couple of traps and this morning we had success…one dead mouse in the trap…Lord only knows how the mouse is getting inside but it seems that Dave and Sherry had a ‘visitor as well’…so at least we aren’t alone in this…


The weather also was creating some ‘havoc’..we had a thunderstorm warning for the area…the clouds, wind and rain arrived but no thunderstorm for us..


so there you have the first 15 days of July…thanks for reading along with us…hopefully the next 16 days will be ‘rodent free’!


  1. Great update Sue! Busy,'s amazing how time is flying by!

    Glad to hear Tucker is getting is getting his walks...sure miss my walking buddy!

    So Po isn't a great mouser...geez Po! Sorry to hear you had an unwanted visitor (but welcome to our world!). Better keep a trap out!

  2. You two are really keeping busy. It's a wonder Tucker doesn't mistake you as strangers. Find time for yourselves even when working. Heaven knows you need a rest.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. In Falcon State Park in Texas people put mouse traps inside their engines..the mice kept chewing their radiators up...Crazy!! Looks like you two are keeping busy...Very beautiful place!!


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