After opening presents and eating a carrot cake muffin (Happy Birthday James), we loaded up the Tails and headed to Shadybrook. We are recently back from a Transatlantic voyage so the boys are happy to do everything with us.
Heading west the weather started to change rapidly and the rain turned to snow. Really wet snow.
Westley always knows where we are going once we turn off highway 16 toward Seba Beach. He starts howling and barking in anticipation. We thought maybe he would have forgotten the turn off over the winter. He did not.
Shadybrook is still closed. It is supposed to open next weekend, but we don't think that will happen. It's really wet, muddy and the ground is too soft. We parked at the entrance and walked in. The purpose of our visit was to check out a different spot in the resort. The spot backs on to trees and we like it! We currently back on to a motor home that has been parked there for years but no one ever stays in it. Odd. We have some theories about it.
Hello Phoebe! She looks cold but she still smells like an Irish Spring. And no mouse poop in sight. Ned and Fred have done a spectacular job guarding the wood pile. They've lost their "pinkness" -not enough shrimp? - so we made need to replace (or paint) them.
It's hard to believe camping season is just about here. Over the winter we looked at 25 ft Airstreams in Airdrie and Langley. We think it's the right size for us and would love to own one. We just need to win the lottery or sell our house.
We have some maintenance issues to tend to with both Red and Phoebe and then we will be ready for our second season of camping adventures.
Before heading home we stopped in at the 9 Iron Grill for breakfast. It was delicious with friendly service. And free coffee and tea!
Oh, and you may have determined that after much deliberation, we have decided to try another year at Shadybrook.
Mellissa & James live in Edmonton, Alberta and enjoy exploring. Currently our Airstream is parked at a seasonal site about an hour from our home.