Almost sold out this weekend. I think there are two or three empty sites.
And it's a hot one. It was up to 35C (95F) yesterday, for the second day in a row. It's not humid at all though.
And the next several weekends are almost sold out. Next weekend should be fun. There's a special event fundraiser happening on Saturday with a band and everything. And one of our long time campers is donating a hamster wheel for people to use as a fundraiser for the park. I've seen these in pictures, but I've never seen one live. It sounds like a lot of fun just watching other people do it!
Found this pic online. I think this is what it's going to look like.
Apparently it's really hard work and you're only allowed a five minute maximum because you could get heat exhaustion being inside for longer than that. I think five minutes would be enough!
The entrance gate was busy yesterday and Ruth sat up there alternating with one of our summer students. I was in the office and it was pretty much non stop busy for about four hours yesterday evening with people checking in, buying firewood, the phone ringing, and even making reservations into August.
That's good, I like when it's busy, and I like to see the park busy. Of course that also means that I get up at 1:30am and take a walk around to make sure nobody is doing anything stupid. Fortunately, things were fairly quiet last night. I'll have to find time for a nap this afternoon! (Yeah, right...)
Maybe today I'll wander around and take some pics for you for tomorrow's post.
Had a young barn swallow fall out of it's nest. It's just learning to fly, but it hasn't got it quite figured out yet! The mom and dad were not happy that we were so close to it...swooping down on us and chattering like crazy. But we didn't want it to get trampled...it was on the concrete right at the entrance to one of the washrooms. We did get it out of the way eventually.
A young barn swallow.
Two more still in the nest!
I've been busy on Amazon. I've got a few shipments coming, from both Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.
The other day I ordered a new GPS from Amazon.ca, as well as a new grinder for the shop so that I can sharpen the lawn mower blades better. It was a $120 grinder on sale for $40. Great deal. And, I ordered some screen protectors for our iPhone in the same order so that there wouldn't be any shipping charges.
On Amazon.com, I ordered some parts for the little blue car. It's just gone over 200,000 kms (120,000 miles) and you are supposed to change the timing belt every 100,000 kms. The last time it was done was when we were in Kingston, Ontario in 2010 and I paid someone to do it because I didn't have anywhere suitable to do it myself.
This time, I'll do it myself, but I needed two specialty tools and I ordered them from Amazon.com. Even with the cost of those tools (around $40) I'm going to save about $500 by doing the job myself. I also bought a new valve cover gasket. So I still need to buy the timing belt itself, and a new serpentine belt. Then, I'll pick a quiet day in September and spend it up at the shop doing this work. It'll be an all day job.
Two of my packages have been delivered and are waiting at the post office in town. I'll go get them on Monday.
Going to be another hot one...better get at it. Enjoy your Saturday!
Amazon.ca here in Canada has the Garmin Vivofit on sale today only at the best price I've ever seen it...
Garmin Vivofit Activity Tracker (Black)
Here is grandson Cameron's annual watermelon pic. He cracks me up. Sure do miss the little guy!