Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend at Highland Pines Campground

We are awake early and anxious to begin our day.  This is the Canadian Thanksgiving Day Long Weekend and we are off on our first trip in our new to us Motorhome.  A couple of days ago I moved it from the Workshop driveway into our main driveway so that we could load it easily from the house.  There sure is a lot to go in when you are starting out, but most if not all of the stuff will stay in the motorhome and not come back into the house.


At 9am we are ready to get on our way.  We are heading to Highland Pines Campground near Fergus Ontario.  It is about 150 KM and I have plotted a route that will take us on a lot of back country roads.  Those are the kinds of roads we liked to travel on in the car.  They offer a slower pace and are much more scenic.  Ontario is very scenic at this time of the year with all the leaves changing colours.

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There was a detour through the small village of Elmvale.  They were having their Thanksgiving Day Parade and Fall Fair.  It was a tight fit through some of the streets, but we got through without incident.

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In the town of Cookstown, we stopped for lunch.  What a pleasure to just pull over to the shoulder of the road and make our own meal and not have to bother to find a restaurant.  I may have parked a bit too close to the trees, I will have to remember to not pull in so close to any trees or I may cause some damage.  We enjoyed our lunch and got on our way again.

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We pass through rural farm country and see lots of fall colours.

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The motorhome is running nicely as we cruise along looking at the scenery.

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We turned onto a dirt road and cross our fingers that it won’t get too rough and washboardy as we head towards our destination.

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Up and over we go.

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There is a new view around every corner and over every hill.  Much more interesting than taking the 6 lane highways.

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We arrived at the campground around 3pm and got ourselves checked in.


Here we are, backed into our site.  Next to us in the Terry Dakota 5th Wheel Trailer are our friends P & J.  I am glad to be next to them in case we have any RV’ing questions.  Plus they are cooking Thanksgiving Dinner and have invited us to join them.

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Karen and I pose for a photo in front of our motorhome.


We enjoyed a very tasty turkey dinner and all the fixin’s with P & J and their family and then we sat around their campfire roasting marshmallows and having a few drinks.  A very enjoyable first day in our motorhome.

To see all of our photos from today you can find them on our FLICKR site

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