The Transnistria parliament building with a statue of Lenin out front. In the city of Tiraspol, Transnistria. Photo taken December 9, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Starting to turn people away

We had quite a few phone calls and emails yesterday from people wanting a campsite for the long weekend. But most of them want a full hookups campsite and we're pretty much sold out. There are a few tenting sites remaining, and a couple of 15 amp electric and water sites with no sewer hookups.

The Canadian July long weekend is a little goofy this year.

The Canadian holiday is actually July 1st...Canada's birthday. But July 1st is on a Tuesday this year. So that means that there's sort of an extra long long weekend because most people will begin their long weekend on the evening of Friday June 27th and not go back to work until Wednesday July 2nd.

But not everybody will have the Monday off work. Most people will take it off anyhow, but because some people really do have to go to work we have some people who have only booked for the Friday and Saturday. Others have booked for the Sunday through Tuesday nights. So we have the odd full service site available for one or two nights but not all.

I would expect that by the time the 27th arrives we'll be sold out...especially if the weather forecast is good.

Seems odd to be turning people away on the phone when the park is pretty much empty. Not empty of trailers, but empty of people. Most of the seasonal trailers have been dropped off, but there's nobody here. That will all change between the July long weekend and the August long weekend. We will be very busy between June 27th and August 4th.

Yesterday, Ruth and the kids went into the town of Cabri. They have a nice playground there.

Sadie, going down the slide with Mom's help.

Cameron, trying out the exercise equipment.

Back at the park, this pile of branches is actually a beaver lodge.

Remember our baby robins from a couple of weeks ago?

They've left the nest! 

Long day tomorrow. I will be driving Lindsey and the kids to Regina airport so they can fly back to Nova Scotia. It's about 300 kms (185 miles) each way and we have to get up early! I think Ruth will be writing tomorrow morning's blog post!

Cameron, getting ready to go!

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  1. The empty campground is giving you a chance to breathe before the long week-end when you won't have time to do that. Cameron really does fit in that suitcase - cute.

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    1. Yep, the rest of this week and part of next week will be the last chance to take it easy from Thursday or Friday next week and beyond it will be busy until at least mid August or until after Labour Day weekend. I am sure the time will just fly by though.

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  2. That place will be hoppin', that's for sure. Hopefully there won't be anyone too unruly. Not sure of our plans for that weekend yet.
    It'll be sad to see the kids go back east.

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    1. We are hoping there aren't either Bob. Lindsey and the kids just headed to the airport this morning and already I find it too quiet in the house, they sure will be missed.

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  3. Enjoy your last day with Lindsey and the kidlings. It looks like you've had a great time together during a little down time (people-wise) at the campground. Safe travels to all tomorrow!

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    1. Thank you Paula, we sure will miss them and yes, we really had a great time with them. We will miss Sadie with all her beautiful smiles, honestly I don't think I have ever seen a baby smile as much as her. And, we will miss Cameron's laugh and all that energy. He has such a great imagination and is always wanting to show us something.

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  4. The busy summer months will come a go real quick.
    Safe travels tomorrow.

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    1. I am pretty sure they will, I remember that from last year.

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  5. So nice that your daughter and grandchildren could come for a nice sized visit. You are definitely a hero to drive 185 miles one way to provide transportation. But who wouldn't?? Glad you have slow time to prepare for the big summer crowds.

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    1. We are so happy that they were able to come for 2 weeks. One week would have been to short especially for them as it takes a full day each way just to get here from Nova Scotia. It is a long day for Lindsey and the children but they seem to adapt very well to it.

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  6. That time sure went fast - hard to believe it's time for them to return home already - safe travels to all!!!!

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    1. It sure did go fast but we enjoyed every minute of it and we have the pictures to prove it.

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  7. I'm sure they had a great time but probably glad to get home!

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  8. Ha! That last pic is a real cutey.

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    1. And, it was his idea too, even including the comfy pillow, lol!

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  9. Sooo they saving on airfare for Cameron by checking him in as carry-on baggage?



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    1. They sure are but unfortunately the bag is too big for carry on so he is going to have to go in the cargo by with the checked luggage, that's why he added the pillow into the bag. He wants to be really comfy! He is such a cute kid!

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