As the Canada Day weekend approached the park was booked solid. All of our “first come first served” sites were gone by 10:00 am on Thursday. Due to a mud slide closing the freeway from Vancouver, most of our reserved campers did not appear until late in the day. Two of our employees were also stuck in Vancouver. We all filled in and the day went well.
We spent Canada Day in the park in Merritt volunteering for sister-in-law Elizabeth’s radio station. Every year they put on “Games in the Park.” The weather was not looking too promising.
|Doug wrapped in the tent. Toni? she's in the warm truck.|
After a pancake breakfast at the community centre we headed over to the park to help set up. The wind was blowing and we had no jackets. As you can see at one point Doug was wearing the tent to keep warm. The sun did come out and eventually both of us had our first sunburns of 2011. Imagine that July 1st and our first sunburn.
We set up games for the kids. What fun! We had sack races, root beer chug-a-lugging, wagon races and everyone’s favourite, a doughnut eating contest. The enthusiasm of the children was infectious.
|A little charmer|
|Tonka Truck push|
Just a few of the many pictures and videos we took that day.