RAIN, Rain, rain!!!
It reared its UGLY wet head for the whole weekend and put a huge damper on our activities. I didn't take ANY pictures because of the rail, but many others did and hopefully some pics may find their way to our pages. For those of us with some free time on our hands and were able to move in early, the weather only made things worse. We were slated to have 75 trailers in attendance, with a handful staying the extra week to attend the Canadian version of the Tin Can Ralley, but alas the rain took its toll on us Eggers and we only mustered about 60 (+/-) trailers.
This was our first venture at this park and right from the git-go, there seemed to be issues as the park had overlapped bookings (with previous campers) till the Friday of the meet. There are NO designated sites at this park which is something we all were not expecting and although there was power/water available for those that had booked it(28 with hookups), having no site-lines for parking and setting up became an issue. What campsites there were were deemed to be too small because if you parked full sized motor homes on the sites, you could NOT open an awning
between yourself and your neighbour.
The park itself was VERY delightful and has something to do for almost all ages. Heated (outdoor) pool, tennis/basketball court, a large childs play area, a communal firepit with 2 or 3 small 'pit' facilities located right next to the rushing creek that runs along the park. The campground is located in a treed area nestled aside a mountain (well, out here it'd just be called a hill!). The management had just installed some KILLER (gravel) speed bumps which sometimes were doubled up. Signage warning of these bumps was non exsistant till you were half way into the park. 'S O N campground' has all the makings of a real quality park except (IMHO) for one sore spot. It has 2 sets of washrooms, one at/near the office (which is not labeled as such) and the remote site (close to the serviced sites). There are however only showers (that I could see) in the remote washrooms. This seems weird as one would expect shower facilities at/near the swimming pool, so MAYBE I missed these showers?? The kicker with the shower rooms (which I did see) is that there is NO heat (or posibility) of adding heat in the shower/washrooms . With the chilly/damp weather this issue meant not too many souls braved the elements to shower. This meant that our pot-luck supper and get together meeting was attended by some rather 'high' members.
It should be noted that we have decided to hold our fall
semi-anual meet here as well, but it will have some changes to it, mainly for people requesting services. Changes are planned for reservations or LACK there-of, so for those on here interested in coming (and needing/wanting serviced sites) PLEASE keep an eye out for our event postings and be prepared to act fast, as the alotted serviced sites are going to be reduced in number and we do have a following of well over 120 people/trailers on our mailing list(s) and most are not members of this site.
event will be on a first come, first served basis with NO sites being reserve/held for that 'special friend' or fellow egg owner who is coming "tomorrow", so this means NO POWER PARKING. If you want to get camped together, show up together. You will be assigned the next available site on the ground map. This new system does NOT apply to those wishing/willing to boon dock. There is AMPLE space to easily hold over 100+ trailers on a nice grassy field. These changes are NOT meant to inconvenience/slight anyone but rather to enhance the meet for other campers.