At the border, entering the "country" of Transnistria. Photo taken December 8, 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.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lots of trailers, but no people

Ruth went into town yesterday to do the running around and grocery shopping. She almost met more people from the park while she was in town than we have at the campground! Odd, because yesterday was really our first real day of summer weather. Sure, there were a few people around and enjoying the park, but not as many as I thought there would have been.

The nice weather is supposed to continue though, so hopefully we'll see a full house this weekend.

The water level is near it's peak, and that makes the lake and shoreline look nice. Our marina has filled up, and the boats are starting to be dropped off...

The docks are floating.

Big difference from only a week and a half ago!

I had a phone call from a lady at one of the nearby Hutterite colonies. She asked if we would put up a sign saying that they have lots of strawberries for sale now and over the next three or four weeks. They sell them for $12 a gallon, which works out to about $2 per pound. From what I've been told, we will want to be getting us some of these strawberries! Hopefully when we go there she will give us a little tour of the colony. We've met some of the Hutterites and I'm curious about how they live.

We had a local greenhouse donate some flowers, and Ruth has been busy planting them around the park...




18 comments:

  1. I often wondered what nurseries do with flowers near the end of the planting season. Good job Ruth!

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    1. The mother of our student helper, Kevin owns the greenhouse and I had bought some plants from her for the park and a couple of weeks later Kevin W. told me that if I wanted to drive out to the greenhouse she would let me have whatever plants I wanted for the park because she was just going throw them out otherwise as she was closing for the season. This was the first year that she was open and that the park bought from her. She was just so happy to have someone who was looking after the park so nicely, that she didn't mind giving them to us.

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  2. A lot of campers, use the campground as a home base and tour the areas, sometimes we do that too. We fins that especially where there is a lot of season campers.
    The flowers look great !

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    1. Other than the seasonals here, most campers don't use this as a base, we are too far from anything worthwhile. They come here for the peace and quiet and for the river/lake for swimming and boating.

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  3. Strawberries and flowers....two of my favourite summer things!!

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    1. Ye, mine too, and sunshine of course!

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  4. Love the posies, Ruth! Great green thumb there!!

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    1. Thank you very much Connie and Barry. The hardest part of the whole thing was digging the flower bed, as there wasn't one there, and I had all these flowers and nowhere to put them. I thought this was a great spot for them. Now I just have to hope that they will survive there.

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  5. You two have really gotten that campground into great shape. Looks like the perfect place to spend a long weekend!

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    1. Thank you Randy, we are pretty happy with the way it is looking too! We have had lots of compliments on it as well.

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  6. Wow, you guys sure go the extra mile! The grounds look awesome.

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  7. Playa Zipolite is one of our very favorite places in Mexico. One day when we have a smaller rig we will get back there.

    Do the various docks belong to the park or the long term residents?

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    1. Yes, you definitely need a smaller unit to get to Playa Zipolite. Although we have know a couple of people that took in a larger unit but trying to navigate the road through a couple of those busy little towns/villages would not be easy or fun.

      You have to pay for a seasonal dock and provide the dock yourself, so most of these docks belong to seasonal campers.

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    2. We did do it with our 40' bus and had not problems navigating those towns. Our problem was living with 15AMPS with no ground, it was too hot so we just used the generator.

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    3. I did mention that we knew of some big rigs that went in but now that it is becoming better known it is much busier and not as easy to navigate through those towns in a big rig unless you go in really early in the morning or have lots of patience.

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  8. It sure is looking nice there now. I can see a big difference from when we were there. The higher water level and flowers really do the trick!
    I suspect most seasonal people know when the prime conditions are and wait for them before they venture out!

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    1. It is amazing what a few weeks can do, it helps that the sun has been shinning too!

      I agree, the seasonals do know when the prime conditions are and they sure were here this weekend.

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