CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

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CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby CampADK » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:59 am

Here for 2 weeks and back on Site 105
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for the 3rd time this season!

We'll be following up with 3 days at Rollins Pond. Our first time staying there!

Yesterday (Sunday) was a gorgeous day! We arrive about 1:20pm and finished our full setup by 7:30pm. Yup... Takes 6 hours to setup the works. This involves a second trip back to our storage place to pick up the boat and dock, assembling the dock, putting in the boat and of course setting up the rest of camp.

Yesterday night was a perfect evening for a campfire! Was great to have Bill and Sue over to share the fire.

Special shout out and a big thanks to John! John created a fantastic metal cutout of Fish Creek for me. We took photos with the other camera which I will post later. It us super!

It's an overcast day today so ponds are on the quiet side.

More later and of course photos as our vacation progresses!

Ongoing photos are available on Fish Creek Live.

Cheers

Pondering Life on Square Pond
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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby iloverollins » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:36 am

Hi Dave,

Glad you're all set up! My cousin & I are coming up on Wednesday and hopefully I will get a chance to meet you and Kate. I am fairly certain I am bringing the good weather so Wednesday-Sunday should be gorgeous days!

Have fun!! And see you soon!
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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby CampADK » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:56 am

Yup Wed should be better by Wednesday. Today is somewhat iffy, no rain so far lol.

Do drop by!
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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby luvmycampers96 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:46 pm

Sounds like a nice time!

Enjoy the journey!
Looking forward to the photos!

Hoping to get a site in August!

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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby CampADK » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:38 pm

Rain hit us about 4pm. Luckily it ended about 6pm. Lotsa water! Maybe it can dry up a bit for a campfire and not start raining again.

We followed the Rollins Pond ice cream truck thru the campground on our way back from Tupper. Thought it might be futile trying to sell ice cream in a major downpour lol.

Tommorrow is supposed to be another major downpour day... well sort of like most days.

A friend of mine said something about the jetstream being very low this season which is the reason for all the dismal weather. Sounds like a good explanation to me.

Many left today. 30 new arrivals were expected today.
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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby C&S » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:59 pm

Argh! Wishing we were there... Really wanted to bring up that Cincinnati wine we forgot to give you guys last year! Alas, not this year, just too many obligations and not enough time and money. All my family that we visit with when we go up will be arriving on the 8th and it's breaking my heart not to be there too.

Enjoying all the pics though, thank you! Hope the weather clears up and some sunny days are ahead. I know we've been in a weird weather pattern out here this year too, hit or miss showers every day for a couple weeks now. Hard to plan any outdoors fun. :roll:

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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby rv4life » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:24 pm

What is that Fish Creek book you had a pic of all about? I saw it on Amazon. Is it only about Fish Creek?
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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby Gail & Steve Collins » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:10 pm

rv4life wrote:What is that Fish Creek book you had a pic of all about? I saw it on Amazon. Is it only about Fish Creek?

We picked up a copy at the Trading Post in June. It's just about Fish Creek, campers, places, and goings on. I thought it was a nice read.

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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby rv4life » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:17 pm

Gail & Steve Collins wrote:
rv4life wrote:What is that Fish Creek book you had a pic of all about? I saw it on Amazon. Is it only about Fish Creek?

We picked up a copy at the Trading Post in June. It's just about Fish Creek, campers, places, and goings on. I thought it was a nice read.

Steve


Thanks Steve! Also, you and I had a discussion that there were abandoned cars in the woods last year. Where were these cars located? Thanks!
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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby Gail & Steve Collins » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:44 am

rv4life wrote:Thanks Steve! Also, you and I had a discussion that there were abandoned cars in the woods last year. Where were these cars located? Thanks!

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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby CampADK » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:04 am

Ed's book is about his experiences and memories of Fish Creek over 58 years. Its not the history of Fish Creek. You can pick up a copy at the Trading Post.

The old cars are up the hill along the old hydro path behind about Site 120
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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby CampADK » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:17 am

Well yesterday turned out to be pretty decent despite the threatening skies. Square Pond was pretty busy and everyone was catching up on their water fun. One guy with a new zodiak spent the whole day towing around the kids. Looks like they had a blast!

Posting photos from my iPhone on Fish Creek Live, but here are a few from the DSLR...

This years dock setup... sort of same as last year!

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A big thanks to John for his generous gift! John is a welding teacher and obviously an artist at his craft!

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Mike spent the day spinning all the kids around Square Pond...

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A tad on the quiet side last night as far as YooHoos go though. Everyone is out of practice will all the rain!
But we enjoyed a great campfire, and visited with Doug and Carol next door.

As usual there were lots of lights dancing across the water which make for great night time shots. This one was taken at about 10:45pm...

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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby CampADK » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:17 am

Rain rain go away, come back another day... like tomorrow... ugh.

Yup it started raining again. Checking the various weather sites, it appears that this weather will continue right into next week so if you are coming up any time soon be sure to pack a wack of tarps, rain coats and umbrellas!

Campers seem to manage just fine mind you. When there is a break in the weather, even for 15 minutes everyone is out doing something.

We are going to save a LOT of money this season on wood no doubt!
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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby Can't Wait! » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:25 pm

That Fish Creek art is awesome!! Is he considering selling some more? I'd buy one for sure!
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Re: CampADK Trip Report June 30-July 14, 2013

Postby luvmycampers96 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:09 pm

Wow, that is a beautiful piece of art John!

Thanks for sharing your photos! Very nice!

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