2007 Trip Log

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Bean Bag Baseball at the Cross Lake Camp Out

January 1, 2007 Puppies!

Reba the Puli had her first litter of six healthy puppies and Bob and Pat invited us to come over to see them. Bob and Pat are President and Wagonmaster of our Parkland Jays Good Sam Chapter so this does have something to do with camping. Sorry folks, the puppies all have homes now.

Reba is in the bottom left picture on this page.

Puli puppies

May 18 – 20 Good Sam Ferintosh Spring Invitational

Cold wet weather kept most of the activities indoors this year. The highway clean up scheduled for Saturday had to be canceled due to all the rain.

Indoor games plus a potluck, banquet, and entertainment were enjoyed by all who attended.

Gas cost $1.29 per litre at New Norway. President Bob reported that he had filled his diesel truck for 80 cents per liter at the Flying J near Sherwood Park.

June 1-3 ‘Ol Pembina River Ferry Crossing Campground, Sangudo, Alberta

Our Parkland Jays RV club had pre booked space for 23 rigs and the campground was full for the week end. Everyone had a good time.

This campground was reviewed in past years. Power and water cost $20.00 per night.

The campground owner was away at a tractor pull in Westlock where he was ran over by his own rig but survived without any broken bones then drove himself home. We wish him a speedy recovery.

June 29 - July 2nd.: Wetaskiwin Lions RV Park

Our Parkland Jays had booked a number of sites for the Canada Day long week end.Sites with power, water and sewer cost $72.00 for three nights with the Good Sam discount.

We enjoyed our usual great potluck supper Saturday as well as the bike trails and visits to the Reynolds museum with its tent display of rare vehicles and rides in antique cars.

Ryan and Pepper Antique car biplane

Bob and Pat with Puli pups Pepper and Ryan

Inside the tent at the Reynolds Museuum

Walter who? Tapocketa pocketa

July 10 - 14: Pembina River Provincial Park

This trip was just the two of us during a spell of hot weather. Our power only site cost $92.00 for four days with a seniors discount.

The campground was very crowded and some things are getting a bit run down.

Our trailer water pump started acting up. A replacement cost $130.00 at Gil's RV in Edmonton

August 2 - 4: Blueberry Hill RV Park, Athabasca

Another Parkland Jays campout. The management had put up a large tent so we could have our potluck supper in the rain.

Clouds at Blueberry Hill

Blueberry hill is a nice Good Sam park that has been visited other years and they have their own web site. Wifi is available.

August 9 - 12 Wetaskiwin Good Sams Invitational, Ponoka Stampede Grounds

Yee Haw! We had to dress Western for this one. Kudos to the Peace Hills for organizing this one, keeping costs down, and doing an incredible steak barbecue with no kitchen facilities. Six rigs from the Parkland Jays attended.

group picture cowgirl The more power barbecue

The statue commemorates Tom Dorchester's fifty years of Chuckwagon racing. The 'drugstore cowboys' below it are some of our Parkland Jays.

Lorraine is the webmaster for www.rvalberta.ca. She's rounding up varmints.

"This is the ultimate barbecue. We have to stand way back here when we light this thing!"

August 17 - 18 Willow Grove Family Campground, 10 km. east of Bashaw

Our Wagonmaster Pat wanted to check this one out as a possible destination. PWS cost $30.00 pre night in a quiet rural setting with a lot of seasonal sites.

Our three sites sloped towards the back and would probably be difficult for larger rigs.

Puli Sites

August 24 - 25 Wabuman Lake Provincial Park

Campsite 1 Campsite 2

Renovations are finally done here and the two of us had to check things out. Our power only site was about 27 feet long and cost $23.00 per night with the $2.00 seniors discount. Firewood is sold at $6.00 per bundle.

There are a lot of new unserviced sites in the west end of the campground and most of those are large and well separated.

August 31 - September 3 Cross Lake Provincial Park Group Area

Our Labour Day week end Parkland Jays campout included ten rigs from out chapter plus two from the newly formed Whitecourt chapter.

campfire campfire campfire
campfire mosquito campfire

September 3 - 4 Cross Lake Provincial Park

Just us in the now mostly empty main campground.

That just about sums up 2007. Box score one new trailer awning $1000.00, one new refrigerator $1000.00, one water pump and one Ford Starter but still a lot of good times.

Roy and Janet Schmaus January 29, 2008.