Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Which is great for us! We LOVE heat! 

And it's about bloody well time, too! We've been cold for a long time now……

Summer has arrived and we are celebrating in style.

We've ditched our weekly visit to the Merritt Aquatic Center in favour of spending the afternoon at the park.

Last weeks trip into town included a stop at Canadian Tire to pick up a pool for Cassia to bring back to the park.

With the temperature hitting 40C in the compound for a few days - by Sunday afternoon we could resist the lake no longer.

We opted for Allyene Lake as it is quieter there, although we were surprised to have it entirely to ourselves. 

A good way to spend some time on a hot day - right?!

We are actually at the boat dock. Our lakes are not really set up for swimming but who can resist when it is this hot. 

We decided Cassia was old enough to take to the lake herself….

Ha! or not!

As I mentioned - toads everywhere. In an upcoming post I'll be able to show you pictures of the Western Toadlet migration which will be occurring in our park later in the month. 

40C!!!! Nothing new for you folks down south but we didn't think it would hit that high at our park 3,400 ft up. Good for us! Although working in this temperature is certainly a challenge.

Sunday night we headed back down to the group site to see how it had been left by our group. A good chance to walk down to the lake - 8:00 pm and it is still hot.

A good way to get Rufus in the water.

Sunset shot of Alleyne Lake.

Painting has begun at the park - actually we are a few weeks in. With the heat we each paint a few in the morning - slow but sure we'll get them all down. 32 of 58 bases are complete. Then we will stain the tops. Sadly, the park has been let go - it doesn't look like anything has been painted for years. It will all look so nice when it is done. A week ago or so I touched up all of the number posts.

We were excited to see the last of the cattle drive near our park this morning on our way into town. We heard the cows yesterday morning but were sad that we hadn't run out to take some pictures. These are Douglas Lake Ranch cowboys - so neat to see. Douglas Lake Ranch is a very old Cattle Company here in BC.

It reminds us of much simpler times….

Already 30C by 10:00 am - a lot of gear to be wearing in that heat.

So, that's how it's been going for us.

The park was busy this last weekend but not full - the previous weekend saw a full park both Friday and Saturday nights. I just found out today that a fire ban will commence tomorrow at noon - that puts a bit of a damper on the camping season - I'm surprised it is so soon. That's what we get with the heat I guess…..

If you missed the link from last post - here is the article that was written about us by Marie over at RVWest.

Until next time……



  1. OK, it is official. Cassia is TOO cute! ;) Enjoy the heat.

  2. We love the heat too, perfect way to spend the day at the lake, so refreshing.

  3. Now that's what you call summer fun!!!

  4. Cassia, you sure look like you're having the greatest time playing in the water! Cute photos!
    Connie in DE for the summer


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