Sunday, August 28, 2016

A day in the life..or has it been a week?

August 23-28, 2016

The life of a Park Operator involves many jobs..

  • cleaning bathrooms
  • garbage pick up
  • collecting park fees
  • selling firewood
  • cleaning sites
  • mowing and weedwacking
  • painting and other maintenance work
  • making sure the campers are ‘happy’..


..our days are full and most days run into the evening as well..

One of the other time consuming jobs we have to complete is the ‘recycling’…Doug has built a new sorting table to make this job much easier..

There is a bag for beer cans, tetra packs, water bottles, pop cans, and large plastic containers…we put the glass bottles on the table in boxes..



There are also the trips to Kamloops to get supplies for the park and of course do our own grocery shopping and to drop off the recycling at the Bottle return Depot…


No wonder the days fly by!!…we are so thankful  to have Hugh, Brian and Barb who  volunteer here for the season..they are a huge  help with the garbage pick up, site cleaning and mowing…among other duties…this park wouldn’t be what is without their help…


..We are still using our ‘mouse swimming pool’..seems to have solved the ‘rodent in the trailer’ problem, at least for now..


There have been a few ‘swimmers’ over the past few weeks..


One of the campers were kind enough to give us an anniversary gift…flowers, champagne and orange juice and a lovely card..


and then there was a trip to the post office and another card from Brenda and Ken and a ‘gift card for Tim Hortons’ nice to be remembered…


We are, indeed learning that you ‘can’t please everyone’..there are some who just like to ‘be difficult’…most of the time it has to do with the collecting of the camp fees, but I would say 99% of the campers are very co-operative with regards to adhering to the BC Parks rules/regulations..


We had a camper arrive the other night with an awesome 4WD rig..the Earth Roamer..


They have a blog as

be sure to visit their blog..looks like it is an interesting read for those ‘armchair travellers’!!


so there you have my recap of the last few days…the

end for now..


Sunday, August 21, 2016

The many ‘skies’ of Tunkwa..

August 7-22, 2016

The daily journal is no more…it has been more than two weeks since my last post and of course..the only thing I can say is ‘where has the time gone??


..the ‘man in the moon?’


Tucker enjoying one of the many sunsets..



..the deer population has increased..



..we have been busy working  and the days are just ‘running together’ seems that the weekends fly by and before we know it the week is half way through again..


..We had a visit from Ken and Julie..campers we met at Monck Provincial Park...this time they brought their trailer and stayed for the weekend…so nice to see their smiling faces again..


We had  some time to visit with them so it was great to ‘catch up’ on their summer adventures..



..a storm blew through this evening…dark ominous clouds..wind and satellite signal..and with it came some thunder and lightning..




…35 years ago tonight was the ‘eve of our wedding’..


..we were so I am really thinking ‘where has the time gone?’..

Happy 35th Anniversary to us!!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Where have we been?

July 16-August 6, 2016

July 16-18..

At the end of my last post..the topic was a mouse in the trailer…since then we have had two dead mice in the trap located in the furnace compartment…

We have placed a bar of Irish spring under the shower stall in the hopes that this will deter the ‘rodents’…Doug also built a ‘mouse trap’ for outside…

  • one bucket filled with water
  • an empty water bottle smeared with peanut butter
  • a dowel to suspend the bottle over the ‘swimming pool’..
  • and a ramp to help the mice into the ‘pool’..

This trap has caught eight mice in two days…better that they are outside rather than inside the trailer..

Some would say, ‘but they have a cat’..well the kitty lets us know when there is a mouse in the vicinity…but would he actually catch one and kill it?..not too sure about that…so we use the good old fashioned mouse trap and the ‘swimming pool trap’…one can only hope that this will alleviate the ‘mouse issue’..

July 19..

Two in the ‘pool’ in the trailer..

As we sit here at 3800 feet we are still waiting for summer to arrive?…oh where are you ‘heat wave?’..we are still wearing jeans and our fleece jackets..sure there has been days where shorts are the attire but not too often..


I know that soon we will be saying..’geeze it’s hot outside’ but for now it would be nice to have some warm sunshine..

July 20..August 6, 2016

It has been three weeks since I opened the Live Writer program…We have been busy working…the days are long..the campers are great.. we are busy finding our way as the camping season progresses..


Carlie and Adam came for  a surprise two night visit over the 013August Long weekend…so nice to see the two of was a good distraction for us..the food was delicious and the company was even better…they were both such a  big help..


Carlie helped me with the paper work in the evening..Adam helped Doug build the recycling table and he split some firewood as well…and of course, Fletcher came along and he kept Tucker busy!!


A deer crossing early in the morning..bringing with her two fawns..


the weeds are still winning the war…Doug and I pulled a pickup truck load of weeds from one campsite..


there was no before picture but Doug took one after we were done..


so as another Sunday is upon us tomorrow…the park is fairly quiet this weekend but everyone is behaving so that is a good thing…


one last Saturday night sunset…


..onwards to another week…stay tuned for more from Tunkwa…

Aww nuts…

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