Sunday, August 1, 2010

Holiday Weekend at Talon Lake

We left Parry Sound KOA about 10:30 AM and had an easy 100 mile drive to Talon Lake Campground and Marina outside of Rutherglen, Ontario.  The campground is about 20 miles south of North Bay.  Our friends, Jeff and Tiffany should be arriving this evening.

The weather here in Canada the last couple of weeks has been great.  It continued into the weekend here and we enjoyed getting used to our new surroundings.
We are right near the lake and can hear boaters come and go.  If we walk a 100 yards we can get some pretty good views of the lake.
The big news after we got set up was that we have no TV reception.  Imagine that ~ camping and we have to dispense with our sports channels.  No TV or golf for a few days.  How will we make it?  

Actually, it is quite nice not to be watching so much TV.  We enjoyed the afternoon and evening which and all pulled out some good books to read.  It was warm and sunny and no bugs....  Pam and Kelly went for a walk over to the other campground nearby and I took a snooze in the sun.

We had dinner outside and watched other campers arrive in the campground.  Down where we are there six or of us.  
The upper part of the campground there are 20 or 30 seasonal campers.  To our surprise a couple from Virginia and another from Vermont parked near us.  Both didn't know each other but had recently spent time in Montana before crossing the border at Ste St Marie.

As you can see from the other RV's there are many ways to do this.  We have one trailer, two pop-ups,  2 class C motor homes and our coach at the campsite.  It is interesting to see the variety.

It was a perfect evening for a campfire and we had some more smorz!
Ed, ever the entertaining and lovable dog, spent a few minutes doing the jiggy wiggles and scratched his back on the grass.  Who doesn't like a good back scratch now and then?  aaahhhh

This looks like it will be a great place to stay for a few days and the weather is supposed to be good while we are here.  Hope you are having a great weekend and summer.

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  
I wonder how many Followers will we pick up this weekend....?


  1. We left home at 4:30 this morning. We are looking forward to seeing you guys tonight.


  2. I don't know which way you're headed from there but there's a nice little park at Deux Rivieres called Antler RV Park. It's just north of Algonquin Park and there's a gravel road where you might see moose. We didn't but you never know. It's out in the wilds of Ontario!

  3. Looks like you've found another nice spot to camp and relax. By the way, there's nothing on TV right now to watch anyway so you're not missing anything!

  4. Looks like you have found another great campground...Ah, yes..a campfire and s'mores...YOU'RE KILLIN' ME HERE!!!!

  5. Time to give up the TV, Enjoy more of the Here Now.

    Glad to see you moved up North. There are so many things to enjoy in life and I am happy to see you guys are looking around.

    Thank You for keeping up your blog.

    Still working for now, Tom