Monday, August 30, 2010

Culmination of Three Weeks of Summer Camping

We ended our camping with a roaring fire ! :-)
....and with a glass of red ...
We relaxed by the shore as we waited for news of the Rasta repairs.

We left for our travels on Monday, August the 9th and returned on Saturday, August 28th after almost three weeks of time in the Airstream. Our trip was only supposed to be about two weeks long but weather and the brakes on the old Rasta Van put us a little behind schedule. It was the first time I had pulled the 2008 boat behind the 1986 Dodge Ram Custom Camping Van (Class B - we call it Rasta Van) and all went well until the brakes felt a little "soft" on the drive between Long Sault and Kingston. In retrospect, I should have taken Rasta in to the brake specialist (who ended up being younger than Rasta Van) as soon as I got to Kingston!

We towed (with Richards truck) the boat back to Ottawa (and storage) Thursday night, and brought the Rasta Van in to the shop on Friday morning not sure whether they could finish the work or if we would have to return for it mid week. The camp site we had been in was to be occupied Friday night by other campers so we moved three sites over to another after dropping off the Van. Needless to say we were tired as can be on Friday so while we waited to hear about the state of the repairs we relaxed by the waterfront.

During this years vacation, Louise came by to visit us on her way back from delivering a workshop at a Yoga studio in Kingston. It was nice to have her there to fill us in on her trip and how her Airstream is doing. Some other fellow Airstreamers camped near us for a couple of days. They were from the Toronto area and were avid members of the Wally Byam Caravan club, the Airstream club that was born out of a 50's American caravan to Nova Scotia.

Some folks we had met in years before also came by the last evening of our camping as we sat watching the fire. They were saying goodbye for another year as they were returning to Pennsylvania from this year's fishing trip. The end of the summer of 2010!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a good time was had by all. Now the planning for the winter trip.