Right...here is the thing....I have had itchy feet to get out solo for quite sometime...with everything feeling a bit like it is caving in my so called walls that are safely put up around me
So with the almost broken in ModPod I headed out for my long awaited few days on my own - awe peace and quiet....
Not being a seasoned "trailerite" when I arrived at the 99.9% empty provincial Park I never gave a thought to looking for a different site other than the one that was reserved for the coming weekend. At the time I just did not feel like setting up camp and breaking camp in the same park.....but I should have - as there were some awesome sites right on the water that would have been perfect to gaze out my big windows at
Instead I spent quite a bit of time leveling up the MP - was on a hill with only one bag of blocks to boot. With my jack plate on I was still too high in the front - so I ended up hooking up again and removing it and letting the jack sit on a piece of wood I borrowed from the pic nic table
Anyway not a person was to be found in the loop I was in and only 3 others in the entire park.
My next order of business was to get my kayaks unloaded (brought hubbies along for when he arrived later) - By the time that was done I just caught a bit of a sun set - but did not have much time to check out the park yet. Walking of the dogs was close to home was feeling a tad bit nervous - you know like the boogy man under the stairs spooky
Of course when the mind turns to food all fears seem to vanish - could be the bottle of wine that I did not have to share with anyone
. Now check out that label too. On my way up to the park I realized all I had was the Chocolate Raspberry Port and I had planned a nice dinner so I thought I better pick one up. Not knowing if I still had a cork screw packed I played it safe and went with the screw top type of plonk
But could not resist the label
OH YUM and there was no one there to tell me I took out too many shrimp!!! or you have more than I do yada yada...
However when it came to sitting down to eat - ALONE!!!! - that made the evening seem a bit "lonely" and I hate being lonely...so into the DVD box I went and selected "The Long Long Trailer" for my dinner theatre extraveganza
Well not quite the RITZ with the Chocolate on my pillow - and as you can see the first night in it was really cold and the girls took half the bed! I was very glad that I decided to take them after all - although I could really do without the experience of having to pick up their doo doo that is the size of owning two elephants!!! But they were really good and did not pull when I had to stop and to the deed with the blue bags
The oil heater worked really well - as I had a malfunctioning LP detector I did not want to run my propane furnace unless I was awake. First night I did not have it high enough and near chilled me through
Thursday was a right off - the weather was yuck and I basically went for a drive with the girls and then it started to rain for the rest of the day. So I headed back to the MP had a great afternoon nap, read a book and watched another movie - not much to do outside when it is pouring with rain. Just glad I was not in a tent
Friday morning the weather was nice and clear so I headed out in the Kayak before anyone else was up. It was so quiet I don't think the birds were even up.
It is a fairly big lake with lots of cottages/houses around - it felt somewhat peculiar and not really in the middle of the wild. I thought it was funny how the Provincial Park was nestled in the middle of such a place. If you turned just so you could pretend that it was Algonquin - really in the middle of the wilderness with just a few privileged cottages here and there.
Nonetheless it was wonderful to get away and to spend some time in the Airstream.
However it was more than welcoming to see my friends Annie and Marvin roll in late Thursday afternoon.
With no phone signal in the area I relied on the telephone booth and experienced a no show from Peter not arriving until late Friday evening just in time for Steak and Shrimp!