Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The hunt continues....................

This was a post on my other blog a couple of years ago.  I was just thinking how not much has changed...Check it out.

This one is a '70's Glendale 20ft.  The outside is pretty good for its age,
but the inside needs work.  (Which really, is what we are looking for)

Nice Chandilier!!!   lol

  • leak in the roof (they all do at this age)
  • ceiling caving in (and someone started to fix it, but thankfully stopped - not pretty!
  • dirty
  • floor in front of the door is rotten
  • step needs welding
  • top bunk is on an angle - needs re braced
  • 1 known leaky window
  • good name
  • double axle and seems to sit nice & high
  • larger than we had hoped
  • outside in decent shape
  • leaks can be fixed
  • we can clean and even paint or reface
  • sleeps 6
  • lots of storage
  • takes full size car tires
  • fibreglass corner moldings on the exterior
  • has awning - did not see the canvas opened, but the mechanism seemed good

FULL BATHROOM!!!!!!!!Shower / tub to the right - Comes complete with a fly strip at no extra cost!!
Hmmm, it wasn't jumping out at me, but now that I have the pros & cons sorted...it may not be a bad deal for $800...hmmmmm

I think in my brain, I was really hoping for a "cutsie" canned ham, or even a toaster!  We will see.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Aubrey Lake - Our favourite place for Rustic Camping

This place is quiet, & beautiful:

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Aubrey Lake

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The cooking fire pit

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Happy Canada Day!!!
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The camp site

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Cooking a Canadian breakfast on the fire 
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Canadian Breakfast
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In the Canadian lake
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the Canadian view
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 Canadian frog...
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Canadian Bath day!
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Went for a hike
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In the tent
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The Canadian boys
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The best popcorn we EVER had - in the new dutch oven on the campfire!
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The site
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The Canadian facilities
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The island across from us
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The MASSIVE tent
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Happy Canadian kid! :)
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More happy Canadians :)
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What a view
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Newfie Golf
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More happy Canadians :)
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Always happy :)
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& there is Sophie with Boy Canada #2
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Mr Canada is pretty proud of his light post - made with battery operated lights & a pole stuck in the truck above the Chuck Box
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Chin Up
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Canadian Widdler
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No need to change out of your PJ's!
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Happy Canada Day
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OMG, can you see the mosquitoes?? - thankfully outside of the tent.
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A little evening chill - & mosquito time!
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pembroke & Pettawawa

My parents go to Pembroke every year for a Fiddle Festival...but it is so much more than that!  It is 3000 people camping in a soccer field, packed in like sardines, enjoying 10 days of all different kinds of music. Guitar picking, bluegrass, country modern & old, step dancing, etc. We went with them several years ago, & it really surprised us how much we enjoyed ourselves.    This year we decided to go again.  We drove 8.5 hours, set up camp (tent) & went to bed.  The next day we went to the Military Museum in Pettawawa, but on our way we saw these: (excuse the gazillion photos)

T@B Teardrop Travel Trailers

OMG, OMG, OMG....I WANT one!!

1 minor problem...we have 2 boys - big boys!

So pretty :)

a little too tiny...

No kitchen...

Too boy-ish...

Super Cute, but still only sleeps 2.....

Awesome kitchen though...

We were very impressed with the quality of these trailers.

Outdoor shower :)

Cool fenders :)

Unfortunately, just not big enough.  Maybe after the boys are adults we will have to get one of these babys!

***Turns out we should have bought one...after being in Pembroke for around 24 hours, they got torrential downpours, & we seriously got rained out!  All of the mattresses, all of the sleeping bags, all of our clothes, EVERYTHING was soaking wet!  So we had no choice but to pack up & go home.  :( 
 No more tenting for us!!!