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Seventeen days of adventure

I’ve long said being a grandfather is one of the great roles of my life.  These kids are smart, energetic, full of laughs and innocent as can be! Innocence is, in my opinion, one of the great strengths of childhood and should be protected, as long as possible, at all costs.

Our three grandchildren are on the move and so in the midst of that move they came to be with us for a few days of adventure.  We did lego, coloured, made crafts, ran through the sprinkler, ate freezies, had lots of cool snacks, went for walks, played with the peddle tractor, had the little cars out driving around the mat (in the shade), blew bubbles, played (toy) golf, read books, went out for kid’s meals, and played Barbies.

Did we do it all? Probably not but we sure did lots of great things. It was an adventure.  Did I say that already?

We managed to squeeze in a few days at the trailer too!  That included the pool, the beach, bbq’s and sleeping together in the trailer.  Did you know kid’s love using the toilet in a trailer?!

Here’s a small video from our time at the trailer!  You can see more on my channel.

 

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Sorry to disappoint…

Over the weekend some hooligans decided to take a strool through the trailer park and see what might be in those trailers that they could put on Kijji. Electronics seem to be the choice of the thieves.  However, we didn’t have any electronics in our trailer – but the thieves didn’t know that until they broke into our trailer.

Sorry to disappoint but the smallest trailer in the place didn’t hold any treasure.

The only people who are going to win in this one will be the trailer dealers who get to do the work of repairing.  A broken lock, the broken window, a damaged screen door…

A couple of pictures to demonstrate the annoying problems.

On the good news side….above is a picture of a lovely new mug that I got from Philip and Amanda.  I love my mug of coffee!

Camping 2017

Wendy and I have been camping on and off for almost 36 years. Our first adventure was in a tent – summer camping – but not an experience that either of us really adored. Then we borrowed a small motorhome – that was good but we spent too much on fuel just getting there. Then we rented someone’s trailer – that was better but it was old and we were novices. Finally to our own tent trailer and we were super thrilled with what we had though it was a pretty primitive trailer (compared to some).

Seven years of being in the tent trailer and we moved up to our hybrid – a travel trailer but with tent ends. We’ve had this since 2005 – twelve years now and we really love it. We feel privileged and though I know at some point this too will need to be left behind I’m not anxious to give it up!

My sisters are high-end hotel users…too bad for them I think.

The summer is rapidly coming to the end. In the next couple of weeks, I will be winterizing the trailer and we’ll be putting it away for the winter. However, with that end of season stuff comes the joy of knowing we’ll be back next summer.