Everything is impacted by COVID 19 and Shadybrook is no exception. Usually the resort (that descriptor always makes me laugh) opens May 1. We were sent a note in April letting us know it would not open as scheduled and more information would follow as the pandemic unfolds. We finally received notice that they would open June 1 with no amenities. The laundry, playgrounds, washrooms/showers would all stay closed and there was a very long list of rules for social distancing. The fee was prorated to compensate for the month lost but not for loss of the amenities.
After much debate and a few pros/cons lists, we decided to drop off our cheque (yes, they still prefer cheques) for the season.
So here we are the second weekend in June (the first weekend was pouring rain) and we are getting ready for the season.
The weekend was spent setting up the trailer and tidying the site. The site is overgrown with dandelions taller than the dogs. I guess dandelions can easily grow through the road crush we bought and spread last year.
Inside, Charlotte was busy over the winter spinning some webs.
I also had to remember where I stored everything. We left quite a bit in the trailer at the end of last season. But still...
Westley is a great help when trying to make the, already difficult to make, corner bed.
James tended to the windows that were full of pine needles and other bits of nature.
We did find time to go to the Farmer's Market, we visited the Fallis "market", had some socially distanced visits with Val, played cards, had hot dogs cooked over the fire and generally enjoyed being in nature on a beautiful weekend (except for the big storm during the evening).
Tim, the mobile trailer fixer, was out to seal the roof of the trailer. Hopefully it is as good as new.
I wasn't prepared to create a cocktail of the week yet...next weekend.
The glamping Tails have settled in for the season.
And so have we...here's hoping for a fun, safe and rain-free season.
Mellissa & James live in Edmonton, Alberta and enjoy exploring. Currently our Airstream is parked at a seasonal site about an hour from our home.