It's going to be very busy here between June 27th and August 4th. Actually, we're sort of looking forward to it. The campground is pretty much ready for the hoards of people, and the water level has risen to the point where the boaters will be able to use the lake.
The water has been rising steadily, but it's not expected to peak until July 3rd.
Some of the docks are floating now, but it's still got another couple of feet to go.
I played Coca-Cola machine repairman yesterday. Some of the columns were jamming. Our coke machine is about 8 years old, but they won't give us a new one because we don't use enough volume. The machine is owned and serviced by Coke, but they have to drive 200 kms (160 miles) to get here. So I educated myself on how it works and fixed it myself. Some of the tubes were a little bent. Drinks are $1.00 each, so I fixed it so that it will only accept loonies (Canadian $1 coins) so that we don't need to worry about stocking it with change.
We haven't really had summer yet. Temperatures have been reasonable with highs around 22C (72F) but it's almost always clouds and it rains almost every day.
It was sunny at the time, but we sure did get dumped on a few minutes later!
Ruth came across a snake yesterday. He was about four and a half feet long, but not very thick. We have quite a few bull snakes in the park, but you really don't see them very often. They're not poisonous, but can inflict a painful bite.
4 1/2 foot bull snake.
Hiding in the brush.
Found a better flight search engine. This is the best one I've come across. Play with it yourself and see...
And, we've got more visitors coming today! Doug and Nancy are heading west on the final leg of their six month journey around the U.S. and Canada living out of their VW van, and they're about ready to get home! looking forward to seeing them this afternoon!
Today's header picture is our favorite pic from November of 2009. Ruth did a couple of months working part time as a bus tour guide and this is a great pic she took from a trip she did to Atlantic City...