At the beginning of August we pulled Kyalami out of our base camp and took her to Valens Conservation Area. South African friends in Cambridge had their parents visiting from Durban and it was their 40th wedding anniversary. We were invited to come down for the surprise party. The closest campground is Valens and we were able to get a large pull through site. The sites have water and electricity and as we did not require sewer for 1 night it was just perfect. We were situated in a pine forest and as most people had gone home after the long weekend, it was nice and quiet. Our son, Greg, came with us as he wanted to experience being a passenger in the RV.
|Greg enjoys the drive from the passenger seat.|
|Our site at Valens Conservation Area|
|Greg was fascinated by the distorted reflection in the back of the rear view mirror.|
|Lunch at Armens with Russ and Trixie (Russ took the photo)|
|The blackboard menu|
|Greg enjoys his vegetarian wrap.|
|Our site at Holiday Park|
We only stayed there one night and after the party we packed up and drove north west to Southampton to visit some other friends, Trixie and Russ. They have a seasonal trailer up at Holiday Park and as this is their last season up there, we decided to make the trip up. Our site there was very tight and not very pretty at all. we managed to squeeze in and eventually got hooked up. There was an issue with the sewer as the previous occupants had moved the pipes and we were not able to get our sewer hose to the drain.
We had a very pleasant two days there, spending some quality time with our friends and doing a lot of eating and chin wagging. Greg had taken his bike up and did quite a lot of riding up in that area.
Russ, Trixie, Michael and I took a walk around some Indian gardens nearby and found a couple of Cutesy signs planted in among the flowers. the gardens themselves were quite wild, but the situation was just beautiful on the bank of the Saugeen RiverIt was a very nice short time away. Great times spent with good friends.