Back in the winter that seemed like it would never end our friends DaRah and Yvon asked if we would like to go camping on the Victoria Day long weekend. We have never camped then so sure! Why the heck not! It’ll be fun they said.....
Our tent trailer has been our home away from home for over ten years, it is our second such R.V. The path to a tent trailer was a simple one for me, no way in hell am I sleeping on the ground. No way, no how. Hence the tent trailer, still roughing it for me but not on the ground. Ok, Ok, I will be honest with you dear imaginary reader, it has been said by several people who shall remain nameless that in my mind roughing it is staying in a hotel that does not have room service. I say BAH to them, just not on the ground. Perhaps there is also a story of a visit to an amusement park where we girls rented a trailer for a Victoria Day weekend in the past where there was a smidgen of a turned up nose. But other than that, I am good.
Our tent trailer has taken us to Provincial Parks, family reunions, cottages, our back yard and our driveway. When we first got our Coleman, we travelled with it and then it spent the summer set up in our driveway, the official sleeping quarters for the boys of our hood. As my love says, it owes us nothing. As last summer began to wind down the love of my immediate life, Ollie and I headed up to Inverhuron Provincial Park. This trip was our first in a couple of years, and the first without any of the kids - we survived! Just a bit of tension when lining up the hitch with the ball on the truck. I was anxious, stressed and for sure did not say a word. Inverhuron was a great park to be in, lots to do in the area and KB2 is just a stones throw away.
LAST YEAR IN INVERHURON - BOX WINE IS ALLOWED WHEN CAMPING!
While the weather was wonderful, company so so (hahaa...I am soooo funny) - we began to wonder if we were ready to upgrade to a light travel trailer. I chose the site for Inverhuron, close enough to the rest station so I could make solo night trips - and then we got there. Those sites are far apart, good for privacy not so good for solo night time bathroom breaks. Night one I made the love of my immediate life get out of bed and walk with Ollie and I. Night two, my love would not walk with me and insisted that i learn how to do a tree pee. Me, pee outside? No, no NO! Well, that turned into shit! If I have to, show me. I learned, it was private but - I still made him come out with us. There are animals in the bush ya know? Yah, a light travel trailer with a bathroom sounds just the ticket!
We sent our wee trailer into the shop over the winter for some tune ups, just in case we decided to upgrade. And the search for a light travel trailer began. Holy smokes they are expensive, and we would need a different vehicle to tow it. Not sure I can picture myself driving a pick up truck - can you dear imaginary reader?
We headed to Algonquin Park to meet DaRah and Yvon this past Victoria Day Weekend, it was bright and sunny. The drive was good, as we left early, we arrived in good time. While we had stayed in the park in the past, never Pog Lake; its a beautiful campground that is located in a pine forest. Let me say that again, a pine forest, in the spring. Have you seen Ollie dear imaginary reader? His longish fur? He was a sap manger! Our first night was great, DaRah and Vyon have a light travel trailer that has a bathroom (woot woot) which was used during our campfire. Day two was very wet and cold, day three...well I think the next picture sums it up
We were wet and cold. We spent time in DaRah and Yvon’s trailer and in ours. The furnace on our old girl did just fine thank you very much! Other than the weather our trip was great, amazing company, great spot - one we will visit later in the year perhaps when its not sappy.
I have a year left on my truck lease, can you picture us leaving our driveway in a pickup with a travel trailer, the canoe in the pickup and Ollie hanging out the window? Hmmmmmm.