Where are we today ?
We have a nice day trip planned for today about a 90 minute drive to the Pinery Provincial Park in Grand Bend Ontario. Wiki calls this a small provincial park only 6,330 acres (1,275 campsites) on the the eastern shores of Lake Huron. (Ontario's West Coast) with 21 miles of roads inside the park too. I have camped here for many years from the early 1970's and love the park, but with the daily camping rates over $40.00 a night with no hookups we don't camp there much any more. No long term rates either. Wonderful private campsites, hiking trails, biking trails, picnic areas, canoe rentals on the river and about 12 parking areas close to the beach, beautiful sand dunes, it is a very popular place. The campground is very hard to get into in the summer months too, mostly completely booked months in advance.
|entrance into the pinery|
|nice roads to the camping areas.|
But we knew this and are visiting with daughter number one, her husband and three of our grands tent camping here for 4 days.
The weather forecast for today was thunderstorms but we never believe those weather guessers anyway. Turns out we had a few minor sprinkles then the sun came out and we had an awesome day.
After a quick bite to eat we headed to the beach, over the dunes and play in the sand.
Us adults enjoyed a light snack and beverage then we headed back home about 4:30 where does the time go? They still had things to do, fishing, swimming, bbq supper etc. Besides we wanted to stop at Hayter's Turkey retail store and check out all the turkey products there. Well we picked up a whole mess of turkey products, keilbossa, turkey burgers, kabobs, and boneless turkey thighs, we will be good for a while and all very reasonable prices too and gluten free as well.
There ya go an amazing day full of thunderstorms (that never happened) with barely a sprinkle and lotsa sunshine. A fun day with the family in the campground and on the beach, sure is a wonderful life that we are so lucky to be able to enjoy.
|they had tarps set up just in case|
|perfect day not too sunny|
|gotta get all covered in sand|
|playing in the waves|
|a few minutes on the Q and so tasty and tender|
|interesting clouds last night too|
Glad you could drop by again and join us at the beach.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
Check out the map below to see where we have been this Summer.View Summer 2014 in a larger map