Friday, August 17, 2018 – Workshops and Visiting

Friday August 17, 2018

If you think Thursday was fun, welcome to Friday.  Go back to your favourite food truck or try a new one.   Are your muscles sore from Thursday’s activities, try the morning yoga session to feel better.  Join the Ukulele lessons or just come over to watch, followed by more great workshops & demonstrations.  The day ends with a BBQ Beef on a Bun dinner followed by more fantastic musical entertainment.  

09:00 – 09:45   Morning Yoga & Coffee

10:00 – 11:00   Group Ukulele lessons by Long & McQuade

11:15 – 12:15   Workshop & Demo 3A
Batteries and Solar for RV’s

11:15 – 12:15   Workshop 3B
Family / Team Scavenger Hunt

12:45 – 14:00   Guest Speaker 4A
3D Printed Trailer – the technology, design with Q&A

12:45 – 14:00   Workshop & Demo 4B
Arts, Crafts & Ice Cream for Kids

14:30 – 15:30   Guest Speaker; Nichole Huck and Shawn Fraser – 4 months, family of 5, 17,185 km in a 13′ boler

16:00 – 18:00   BBQ Beef-on-a-Bun

19:30 – 23:00   Feature Entertainment



This was my neighbor to the south. Gavin and his wife from Toronto. They had a very cool classic station wagon they used to pull their trailer.  They were very nice.


This was my neighbor to the north. Trevor had a very cool Harley-Davidson motorcycle and had completed renovated his trailer to a Harley Man Cave. He also had his Redneck Flyer he had made. His Harley had wheels (not the tires) that cost $2000 each and a custom leather seat that cost $1000. He was a hoot.

So I headed for the 11:15 workshop on Solar and Batteries only to find out it was delayed to the next day as the presenters were arriving late.

I left to find a library for some free wifi and then checked out the grocery store and some other stores.  Fun Fact:  In the US everything at Dollar Tree is $1.  In Canada, everything at Dollar Tree is $1.25 Canadian.

The weather today was the best of the four days – 81 degrees and lovely.  When I was in the car, all they could talk about on the radio was how it was going to be 32 degrees tomorrow (90 degrees to us).

I came back for the Beef-On-A-Bun Dinner as was included in our registration fee.  I was a volunteer for the first half.  The volunteers were told our job was to clear plates when people were done eating and as there was not enough seating for everyone at once to encourage people to move on when they were done….Nice?

Then the really interesting part …… the beef on a bun was actually pulled pork on a bun.  So people were to get one pulled pork on a bun, a small prepared cup of coleslaw and one scoop of beans.  No dessert and no drinks!  Not even water…..which would not have been a big deal if they had put in the brochure to bring your own drink but they didn’t.  Well I had fun with the volunteers working with me but I don’t like pulled pork, coleslaw or beans so after my shift I headed out to find some dinner.

Very close to the park was a restaurant called “Chicken Chef” I decided to try.   It reminded me of a Denny’s.  The customers seemed like locals, working class, young families,  seniors.  I had fried chicken, salad and perogies (potato and cheddar cheese topped with sauteed onion).  It was all pretty good.

After dinner I went back to the park and spent 2 hours or so walking up and down the rows, taking pictures, touring trailers, talking to the owners.  The weather was perfect and it was fun and interesting to talk to everyone.  I talked to one young woman when I commented on her vintage drive in movie speaker set that was playing music.  She said that a friend had rewired it to be bluetooth speakers for them.  She was laughing and said that she could not believe how much stuff everyone had brought for display with the trailers.  She told her husband when they got here that they were the “Clampetts” from Beverly Hillbillies and made him go out and buy some stuff for their space.



The fake engine that opened up to be a BBQ grill. The front “tires” are decals he had made by taking pictures of the real tire in the rear. The front window and side windows are decals to make it look like a bus.


The whole rig was a show piece and I am sure it wins many awards at car shows.


This set up was the talk of the event. The front bus pulled the trailer that had been converted to look like a bus.


Inside the school bus trailer


The fireplace inside the school bus trailer


As this park was not an actual campground, there were no shower facilities. They had these two shower trucks brought in for the event. The woman at the left is the cleaning employee. I was not in the trailers but I talked to one lady and she said they were very clean but it was a little like high school locker room gym shower with a lot of women standing in line in towels.




Gas is sold by the liter in Canada. So 1.174 per liter converts to $4.44 Canadian per gallon. $4.44 Canadian converts to $3.40 US per gallon.


Dinner – Chicken & Pierogies



My Harley Neighbor Trailer

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