Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Nor will we be until mid October - we do work and live in a campground after all. 

We certainly weren't lonely over the last weekend. I doubt we could have fit one more person into Fintry for the May long weekend. Every site was full and even the overflow was full. Many sites were even double stacked. It was crazy. All went pretty well - I think everyone had a good time with the weather holding out except for a shower Sunday morning. 

Sadly, our power was out for about 4 hours starting around 5:00 am. When that happens our toilets don't flush so off Derek went at 5:30 am to close the buildings. Britt and I spent the morning cleaning and reopening the 12 washrooms and 2 shower buildings. It definitely showed us that we need a 'power outage' plan for when it happens again.

In addition to all of our campers, Derek and I have been receiving a variety of other guests over the last few weeks. 

As I said on facebook - I felt like we were visited by RVing royalty a few weeks ago when the sanidumps.com crew came camping. At first I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them roll in. I was speaking to a fellow who was looking at our water treatment center when the two fifth wheels came past with the sanidump logo. He must have thought I was a bit off to get so excited over their arrival. 

I was happy to spend the next few days visiting with founders John and Chris on the right and KC, Karen and son Lee to the left. What a great group who are regulars to Fintry. I await their future visits.

As Kevin mentioned - who of us travellers don't use their valuable website - or should be if they haven't. Since Derek and I don't stay in parks often when travelling in the USA, we have used their site many many times - we highly recommend it!

We've been visited by this amazing couple, Chuck and June, twice over the last few weeks. They first stopped in a week or so ago on their way to Alberta. The last time we saw them was when they came camping up at Kentucky-Alleyne last summer. 

Have I mentioned that some of our best friends are campers that we have met at one of our parks? We know Chuck and June from my days of travelling from Skihist to Gold Pan every night to clean and register. The same park that I met our other good friends Randy and Shirley!

Chuck and June returned on Friday to bring us some special cargo! Since I haven't taken any pictures yet I'll wait until a future post to show you what we received from them. 

We've even had family visiting!

Derek's dad, Lloyd and sister, Lisa, were on a road trip and stopped in to see us. Since it was their first time visiting us here they were happy to see our new digs. It was a short visit - just over night but we made the most of it with a bbq. 

Here is Derek ready for work the next morning with his dad.

Grandpa and Auntie were on playground duty for the morning.

A family picture - three generations. 

And if you are all wondering where the heck Jean and Skip are, they are here with us at Fintry! It's so fun for me when fellow bloggers and followers stop in to visit. Although I've seen them in blogland and Jean has commented on our site, we've never met them. Even better that they arrived after the weekend so I was able to visit with them a bit during my rounds during the two nights that they were here. Jean was going through a bit of wifi withdrawal out here in the forest. I don't blame her - that was us up at Kentucky-Alleyne last summer - remember?

Last week we were also visited by a couple from Ontario who found our blog while they were wintering in Arizona. Our pictures of Fintry from the spring convinced them to come camp here for a few days on their way to visiting family in the Okanagan. Another super couple that I enjoyed visiting with.

How nice to have such good people to visit with here at Fintry. One of the things I like best about this job are the great campers I meet as I go around registering at nights. Let's be honest - they are not all great, and many don't even want to talk to me much - but there are many that I really hit it off with and find it hard to pull myself away from to continue on my way. 

So - who's next? You know where we are! Peter?!



  1. What a great way to meet up with friends. We have not seen Jean and Skip since last December in Winterhaven California.
    If things come together we would like to drop in this fall, keeping our fingers crossed.

  2. It is always so nice to have visitors! we had lots last year but not so sure that we will have many this year. Do you have many problems at night with noisy campers? That is the only thing we really hate having to deal with. Luckily it doesn't happen too often.


  3. Now that is a lot of visitors. Great fun and nice to see it came together while you were working.

  4. We're hoping to get up there in October to meet u guys...Hubby has to get Passport ID first..

  5. Sounds like a ton of fun for your first of many long weekends!!.. We seem to be getting some of your campers and you get some of ours too!!.. Nice to have friends and family come to visit!

  6. Hi there! For sure! Absolutely this summer we will meet! But definitely not on a long weekend!


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