August Long Weekend
Aug 5, 2013
|August 2, 2013:
I started the long weekend at 6:15 AM.... I just finished a night shift at work. Unfortunately, I need to go home and get some sleep first off.
I picked Jane up at approximately 5 PM. Then we headed over to StorageVille to pick up the Camper Tank. Then we headed back to Jane's place and put all the 4 X 8 Plywood off the sides into the garage. Once that was finished Jane went inside and packed a weekend bag to take with us. I had made prior arrangement with the land lady to park the CT in the visitor parking at my apartment block over night.
August 3, 2013:
Jane came over to the apartment after she had finished her shift at the Deer Lodge Hospital. We spent the next two hours reorganizing the CT. All the un-necessary items were placed in my storage locker in the basement. We move the couch / bed from the driver's side front to the very rear of the CT. The dresser is now where the couch use to be. This way made the CT more live able for now, with more storage under the bed.
We headed out shortly before noon hour. We made a quick stop at Wal-Mart to pick up some last minute items we need to get by on this weekend. Then it was open highway after that.
We arrived at the Shady Oak RV Resort at approximately 3 PM. No problems checking in. We were advised that we got 8 hours of free Wi-Fi first to start and then the rest was purchased on a pay as you go card. We also purchased one bag of wood for $8.00.
So with map in hand we headed for our camp site D1. It was relative easy to find. We were the next camp site right behind two cabins, with a short walk to the bathrooms. We checked out our campsite and noticed the people in D2 had their picnic table in our campsite so I assisted the lady to move it over to their campsite. They are camping in a 5 man tent with a 4 or 5 year daughter.
Jane and I decided the best level area to park the CT in... So I backed the CT in amongst the trees. At that time we realized we had no picnic table on out site. So when the manager brought our wood to us by ATV we asked him about the picnic table. He advised us that we were late arrivals and he was sorry, but the picnic tables were all used up by now.
Once Jane and I put our dinning tent up, we just took the table and chairs out of the CT to use in the dinning tent. Then we unloaded all of our tubs into the dinning tent and proceed to make supper. After supper we did up the dishes, then just sit and relaxed for the evening around an open fire. At least we had a fire drum.....
August 4, 2013:
We woke up at 7 AM to rain.... At least the dining tent was still standing. The roof was filling in with water so we lifted the roof and dumped out the water and raised the top even higher to prevent more water build up. We used the propane stove to make breakfast and heat water on. After breakfast we enjoy a nice cup of Tim Horton's green tea and just listened to the rain out side. I was thankful we had the tent to get out of the rain. After our tea had finished the rain had slowed down so we make a trip to the bathroom for a shower. It continued to rain all day.... I was thankful for having the CT. We put the heater on to take the chill out of the air and spent hours playing cards, and having a few naps thrown in between card games.
About 3 PM our neighbours in D2 decided to call it quits, pack up the tent and miscellaneous camping items and head home. They said it was no fun being in a small tent with a little one. They also express a fear of the heater getting tipped over. It continue to rain all day. It slowed down towards the evening so we put the flap of the dinning tent up and sat under it to keep dry. Thankfully I had placed the rest of our firewood under the CT to keep it dry on Saturday night. Tonight, I plan to burn the rest of the wood, since we are leaving tomorrow. The wood was just a bit damp so at first we got more smoke then we got flames..... We headed to bed around 11 PM.
August 5, 2013:
It was still raining lightly when we woke up. Once again, we are thankful for having the dinning tent with us. We used the stove to cook breakfast on, then do dishes. It had stopped raining and it looked like the sun might come out. By time it was to fold the tent up it had completed dried... We were lucky for that.
We pulled out of the campgrounds by 12:30 PM. Check out time was at 12 PM, but management said not to worry about being a bit late leaving. Once back in Winnipeg I stopped and put $25.00 worth of gas into the CT. Then over to Jane's place to put the things we stored in the garage earlier back in the CT. We headed back to StorageVille to parked the CT. Once there I asked Jane is she wanted to park the CT. It took her a couple of attempts, she did an excellent job parking it between the two white markers. That was the end of our long weekend in the CT!