Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On the Road Again

It seems that I have been preparing for our first trip out for over a month – oh wait, I have been – we were supposed to take a short trip at the beginning of May, but for various reasons that fell through.

Where was I? Oh yeah – our first trip out! We were only 1/2 hour late leaving, which was a miracle cause it seems we forgot to do this and that, oh, and don’t forget the milk in the fridge. By 10:30 our wheels were rolling down the road.

The roads were smooth and most of the construction was just a shadow of pylons at the side of the road. Grace’s new carrier was a big hit. She looked happy to be able to see where we were going, and it was only after we’d been on the road for over 3 hours that she got antsy.

The dogs, as usual, were excellent travellers. Spike was on co-pilot duty, keeping a close eye out the window. Kabira and Bella napped.

Our destination for today was Darlington PP. It sits right next to one of Ontario’s big nuke plants – the information center is on the road into the park, but we can’t see the glow from the camper. We’ve never been here and didn’t know what to expect. As we were driving down the road towards the park, the crossing gates came down blocking the train tracks – choo choo and whoosh a train roared past. Hum… that didn’t bode well for the park.

As it turns out, the train is a distant lonesome whistle, and in fact the park is LOVELY. We are in a site backing onto Lake Ontario – a chain-link fence protects us from the steep drop. There are plenty of mature trees, but also lots of open grassy area. And water. An oceanic expanse of water.

Once we had bungled through the setup, we had our customary cold beverage and then headed out for a walk. We found a little path down to the water where we could walk along the pebble beach for quite a distance. Nice. No, not nice, really nice! The campground roads made for a longer walk. There are hardly any campers here so it is quiet and beautiful.

On the road again -Just can't wait to get on the road again. The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again. On the road again
Goin' places that I've never been. Seein' things that I may never see again

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