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Old 06-30-2017, 08:52 PM
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Day 1 of 10 days out at camp. We do this every summer. First week of july we spend out at camp. At the end of our stint here, we haul the camper home for the first road trip of the summer. It's only going to be a 3 hr drive to our destination for a family reunion.
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Relaxing by the fire.
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Today is Canada day. Everywhere else people are planning and doing stuff. Out here we are doing activities for the kids, having a big potluck dinner, and doing fireworks that rivals most smaller displays.
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Went out fishing for an hour with a buddy on his pontoon boat. Didn't catch a thing. But nice to get out on the water. Our camp is just to the left of the fishing rod.
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Yesterday was fairly quiet and laid back for Canada day. It's Canada's 150th birthday. It was also a friend's daughters birthday yesterday at camp so they made her a cake.

Another friend at camp works for a steak house in town. He brought out 20 racks of ribs already smoked and seasoned. We were supposed to have fireworks last night but a thunderstorm rolled through about the time they were supposed to light them off. The plan b is to set them off tonight instead.
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Yesterday was a quiet relaxing day at camp. Since we got rained out on july 1, we did fireworks last night. The resort next to our camp also did fireworks. It was quite the display. In total about 40 minutes worth of fireworks that rivals the city's display.
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Yesterday was a quiet relaxing day at camp. Since we got rained out on july 1, we did fireworks last night. The resort next to our camp also did fireworks. It was quite the display. In total about 40 minutes worth of fireworks that rivals the city's display.
I could live with that. Pretty.
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Been a quiet relaxing week at camp. Hardly anyone else out here. Today is Friday and everyone is out. Seems as though we had breakfast, went swimming, and now it's supper time. We've been getting good use out of the kayaks this week. I even had the boat in the water a couple times for fishing and tubing.
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Oh that water is gorgeous!
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Oh that water is gorgeous!
It is. That is just the small bay our camp is located on. We have to take a 15 minute boat ride to access the 17 miles of the main lake. Aside from a couple of campgrounds and 10-15 private camps at the south end the rest of the lake is uninhabited.
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Looks a lot like Old Mission peninsula, in Michigan.
I mean the way the water is clear with pebbles etc.
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We hit the road yesterday for what was supposed to be a 3 hour drive around 11am. We stopped for lunch and to fill propane an hour into the drive.

That's when the first setback happened. I discovered that one of the hitch pins was missing from the scooter lift. Only thing that held it on was an anti rattle clamp. I found one at a Canadian tire down the road.

I didn't bother to fill up as I had 3/4 tank of gas thinking that the next town has gas an hour away. We got there and both gas stations were closed in the middle of the afternoon on a Thursday.

Ok. On to the next town with a small service station. We get there and discover they no longer have a gas pump. Now I'm between a quarter and empty and still have 30 kms to go. We get going and I set the cruise on 75km in a 90 zone so as to save fuel. Not enough. We ran out with 10 km to go. Called caa and waited an hour for gas delivery on the side of the road. Ended up getting here at 5pm and all set up.
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Why in the world would gas stations be closed on a thursday afternoon. Very strange. Horrible luck. Thank goodness for caa.
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Why in the world would gas stations be closed on a thursday afternoon. Very strange. Horrible luck. Thank goodness for caa.
Ditto very bizarre. I'm on the edge of rural/suburban area and its odd to ever see a gas station closed. Not sure what time they actually close at night but its well after I go to sleep. And as an early riser I've been past them before 6am and they are open at that time.

Yup, terrible luck.
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Ah well. I suppose worst things could happen. Good day today. We took the kiddies into town to do some light shopping. I took a drive to the next town over to pick up my long lost son for a visit with the family and to celebrate his 18th birthday. We had a HUGE bbq with everyone on my dads side of the family. First time in years everyone has been together.
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Looks like a great time!
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It was nice. Only family members who didn't make it were a couple of cousins. Today we lay to rest my grandmother and uncle.
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It was nice. Only family members who didn't make it were a couple of cousins. Today we lay to rest my grandmother and uncle.
Great that so many were able to show up. We had our family picnic last weekend. I missed it. Honestly regret not going. I was "busy" with other things and now that I look back I realized those things were just excuses. I should have made the time.

Keep those memories of your family going by continuing to have these wonderful gatherings
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Back home. Overall the maiden voyage went well with the yukon. I have a couple of modifications to make to the hitch setup before heading out for 3 weeks in August.

So far this month we have spent june 30th-july 9th in the camper then again July 13-17th. We'll be back at our seasonal site for a few weeks this friday then haul it home again August long weekend.
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