Well...another couple of weeks have gone by here at Tunkwa Lake...Steve has managed to get out fishing a little more, I have gotten out for a few more walks with Tucker and we have even gone on a few short bike rides. I'll just give a recap of some of the highlights.
Saturday (19th) Steve helped Doug, Brian and Barb with a project here in the compound...insulating the pump house. In the spring and fall it can get pretty cold in the mornings up here (elevation over 4000 ft), the water pump sometimes freezes...it's well insulated now so hopefully they won't have that problem anymore!
We got out for a walk around the campground after dinner...
Of course, Monday (21st) was the big event...a solar eclipse! Since we didn't think of getting any of the proper eye protection to watch it, Steve made his own projection...with a pin hole camera.
Later that afternoon, we had company come over for a visit and dinner. Mark and Patty are fellow RV-Dreamers that we met at the September 2012 rally in Harrisburg, Oregon. We haven't seen them since then but have kept up with each other via Facebook and blogs. They are on their way to Vancouver where they will be taking an
Alaska Cruise so decided to stop at Logan Lake and have a visit with us! They've had quite a trip so far...by the time they hit Vancouver this Friday, they will have gone coast to coast, leaving New Jersey 12 weeks ago. It was wonderful seeing you both, just sorry you were not feeling well for the remainder of your stay here, Patty. Enjoy your cruise...looking forward to seeing your pictures!
Tuesday morning we worked while Doug and Sue made their weekly trip into Kamloops. Then Wednesday, it was our turn to make the trip into the "big city" to stock up. I took a couple of pictures of the "wild life" out on Tunkwa Road on our way home...
The afternoon saw a cold front come through with much cooler temperatures (down to 9C/48F) and even a brief major hail/rain storm. It was 30C/86F yesterday! Luckily the storm had moved on when it was time for Steve's birthday celebration....a nice gathering of the folks working here.
Steve cooked the burgers on the barbecue. I know...I know...why is the birthday boy cooking on his birthday? Well, I offered but he is the master of our grill...and he didn't want to chance the burgers being under/over cooked!
Saturday while Steve was out fishing (again he only caught one), I took Tucker for a walk and a swim. See his throw-toy at the lake edge? He's doing laps back and forth...he likes to fetch the toy when I throw it but after a while, he just leaves it on shore and heads back out to just swim. He loves the water...and swimming!
Steve stopped on our way out and took this picture...Paska Lake Forestry Campground. We followed Ray and Deb here a few years ago. Nice having buddies that scout out spots big enough for our rig! It's a nice spot on the lake, however it hasn't been very well maintained...lots of fish though, but they are small.
To make this even more interesting, the folks in the first RV, Warren and Elsbeth know my brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Suzanne. Warren has an RV lot at Outdoor Resorts in Indio, CA where Dennis and Suzanne had a lot (they just sold it this last winter). As a matter of fact, Dennis and Suzanne had just visited them in Campbell River last month!
They all were on their way to a rodeo in Armstrong, BC and decided to stop by for a visit. Thanks so much for going out of your way to look us up, guys! We had a nice visit for about an hour or so and after big hugs, they headed off...not before a picture, though. Left to right...Warren, Elsbeth, Glenda and Emery...
Thursday Steve and I spent just over an hour cleaning all of the outhouses...much faster when you have two people doing them!
As soon as we were finished, Steve grabbed all of his fishing stuff and headed off down to the lake. I decided it was time for more exercise so took Tucker for a hike over to Leighton Lake. Here's Tucker having a water break at the water pump at Leighton Lake campground...
Steve was out on the lake just before 9:00. I did what little recycling there was and then got ready to go for a walk. Today, Tucker and I hiked up to the bench across the lake up on the bluff.
Shortly after I had finished my shower and dried my hair, Steve returned. Looks like he had a nice morning out on the lake...
And again, we are up-to-date! We have one more week to go here at Tunkwa Provincial Park...heading down to Fort Langley next Friday, September 8.