Spring Plans 2013

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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby whitby guy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:17 am

See. I know there were a few lurkers out there keeping tabs.

Jawbone...thought that looked a bit like you :lol:
Hope everything is well in your part of the world. Say hi to Brenda for me.

Booked into Fish Creek Pond for the Spring Tear Up.
On site 240 for friday/sat/sun. Bringing the kayak. Maybe see you there?

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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby 1firefly » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:10 am

whitbyguy- looking at photo :pictures: great looking site. i pick up the light you have (noma solar powered) i cant wait to use them. canadian tire has them on sale now!.
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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby GlamperGirl » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:48 pm

Okay, MountainBiker and I have booked site #302, beside Sandy ... who's next??
This weekend's warm weather has me thinking of May already :)
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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby atactic » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:55 pm

Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum, and look forward to meeting you all soon.

I've booked the Pinery, Dunes area 3, 225 for the weekend of May 18th, ling before looking at the forum. Will be sharing with my brother-in law who is in the process of building his own TD. Lemmme know if anyone is open that day, or Algonquin later in the season...

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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby whitby guy » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:51 pm

Hi Atactic.
Welcome to the forum. There is a small group of campers from southern ontario that post their schedule here and at the Tear Jerkers site. If you don't like to camp alone you'll usually find one of us posting about an upcoming event ... and most of us are fairly friendly.
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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby atactic » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:21 pm

Sandy,
Thanks for the tip. Looks like a gathering in Elora in May I'll probably attend
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whitby guy wrote:Hi Atactic.
Welcome to the forum. There is a small group of campers from southern ontario that post their schedule here and at the Tear Jerkers site. If you don't like to camp alone you'll usually find one of us posting about an upcoming event ... and most of us are fairly friendly.
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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby 1firefly » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:14 pm

hi neighbor atactic love the pinery dunes is a great loop my favorite is dunes 1 sometimes hard to get it. Hopefully will See you at Elora Gorge Conservation
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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby wingnut » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:35 pm

Only place we have a diffinit plan on being at in 2013, at the Quigley Shoot over fathers day weekend. I'd post a picture of last years campsite at Quigleyville, but I haven't got that part figured out just yet. I have a pic posted in my gallery though, if that helps. As for camping for the rest of the year, that's still in the planning stage.
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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby GlamperGirl » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:36 pm

Just wondering if anyone else was thinking of coming up to Charleston Lake Prov Park May 10 ... if it helps, I noticed on the Ontario Parks site that this park is not listed as one of the "alcohol restricted" parks ... just in case that was holding some of you back from making the decision :) :wine:
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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby whitby guy » Sun May 05, 2013 7:53 am

Only five more sleeps 'till the camping begins...no other takers on Maureen's offer of Saturday potluck? Remember this was the same woman that came up with fresh made brownies on a camping trip... :thumbsup:

The Globe and Mail just ran a two page spread on the National Parks having fewer visitors in the last couple of years and they are getting federal funding cut...let's not give the provincial government a reason to cut/close our provincial treasures. Same as always, 'use it or loose it'. These are our resources to enjoy and pass along to our kids and grand kids. Let's ensure that's going to be possible...come out and camp.

Not trying to start any political debate here...I don't think I trust any of 'em.

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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby GlamperGirl » Sun May 05, 2013 6:21 pm

It is happening provincially too - friends of ours always like going to Mississagi up by the Sault because of the night skies being so fabulous (no light pollution from neighbouring towns so it is great for sky watching and night photography). It is now closed to camping as of this spring. Sandy is right, all forms of govt are making cuts to funding and our parks are an easy target :thumbdown:
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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby whitby guy » Mon May 06, 2013 7:29 pm

Booked the kids into 306 across the road from me. They are bringing their dog along for the weekend.
Fingers crossed for the great weather to continue.

Four more sleeps.

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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby 1firefly » Thu May 09, 2013 10:21 pm

Hope you all have fun at Charleston Lake and don't forget to take/post :pictures:
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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby GlamperGirl » Mon May 13, 2013 8:04 pm

We had a great weekend of camping despite the inclement weather ... thanks Sandy for picking another beautiful Provincial Park.
Here are some pictures:

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MountainBiker and I arrived first - we had pouring rain for the entire trip which slowed us down
(5 hours to get there from Burlington) but once we arrived the rain stopped and we got set up without any problems.


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Sandy arrived a couple of hours later and got settled in.
Sandy's daughter Elora, her boyfriend Phil and Phil's brother Curtis also came and they set up across from Sandy in tents.

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Sandy beside the newly acquired awning tent - beautiful as it covered the entire teardrop
and still left room for some chairs for when the rain came down later Friday night.

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It poured rain all through Friday night and into Saturday morning but then it cleared and was just a bit on the cold side.
Me on Saturday afternoon - attempting to make home-made brownies on my Cobb charcoal bbq - it is a work in progress! At least they tasted good!

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Saturday - Andy (MoutainBiker) taking it easy - bundled up but look at that patch of sun!

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Saturday - Sandy taking it easy after a hike with the kids.

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Hannah found the sun too - but was ever watchful of Sandy's camp site in case someone might be coming over and say hi to her!

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Saturday night pot luck - yummy! The night's menu featured chicken.
Sandy made delicious chicken stir fry with noodles. We made chicken caesar salad.

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Sandy's famous dutch oven dessert cake was the best!

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Elora, Phil and Curtis chowing down on supper -
Bravo to them as they survived the rain storm and cold weather in their tents!

And on Sunday we left around 12:30 and the outside temperature was 11 degrees C and a few hours later near Whitby,
the winds were fierce, the temperature had dropped to 3 degrees C and we hit rain, sleet and hail as well as a bit of
snow on our drive back home ... a true Canadian spring!
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Re: Spring Plans 2013

Postby 1firefly » Mon May 13, 2013 9:38 pm

Sandy love the new awning. Sandy did you get to go kayaking? Like the photo of Hannah what kind of dog is it? " WOW" can't believe it's 11 more days for elora gorge . Too bad the weather :rainy: wasn't better for you. It wasn't much better around here either.
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