My apologies to you, my readers. I’ve been absent from my blog for several months. Life gets busy sometimes and I’m not yet disciplined enough to work blogging into my early morning routine. Once I’m up (usually between 5 and 6 am), have done my check-ins to my social networks, have had a bite to eat, have done my yoga stretches, have completed my morning power walk, have messaged or texted my usual morning contacts, and have had my shower – my morning is all but gone. Maybe it’s time to drop the first item. I’m a hopeless social network addict and that time could be spent much more productively. 

Another problem is that I didn’t know how to continue from where I left off in my last post. We’ve been busy planning our snowbird experience for next winter, but I haven’t yet found any “meat” to blog about. Hopefully, as time goes on, that will come together and I’ll have some ideas.

I decided today, that I’ll post about our first full weekend outing with our motor home last summer. I’m so looking forward to bringing Miss TCB out of storage and getting her out again for this camping season.

On the August long weekend last year, after we had done a couple weekends of practice with our rig, we decided to venture out and put what we had learned to the test. I’m happy to report that all went well. We were lucky, on short notice, to secure a large serviced site, which always makes things go better.

Ceylon Regional Park is a little park just under an hour from where we live. The park is immaculate, complete with everything one needs for a camping getaway. There is a canteen with both fast food and full meal options, a playground, and  a swimming hole with diving boards and a shallow area and a beach that’s groomed every morning, a nice walking path around the parameter of the park, horseshoe pits, and well-maintained ball diamonds. There were 3 young boys enjoying the ball diamonds the weekend we were there and they were only too happy to see me snapping some action photos of them.

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There are many nice touches in the campgrounds, including a first aid station that is re-stocked regularly and is open for everyone. This is a feature I’ve never seen before in a campground.

First Aid Station

The park is nestled between a grain field and a small man-made lake. Wildflowers, birds, and the little lake, all make for some great captures for those who like to do photo walks.

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There are peaceful picnic areas in among a pine grove, and the prairie sunsets are second to none.

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My hubs, although he’s a retired semi driver, as a young boy, worked on his Dad’s farm not far from this regional park. Hubs was in his glory checking out the crop on one of our walks. You can take the farm boy to the city but you can’t take the farm out of the boy. I deliberately blew the exposure out on this photo because I liked the effect.

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We’ll return to this serene prairie park for at least one weekend this summer and would recommend it to anyone traveling through the area. Ceylon is a small village, close to the US border,  in Southeastern, SK Canada.

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. Emily Dickinson