Monday, February 17, 2014
Back when the kids were little, our camping food consisted of bags of chips, the variety pack of little cereal boxes that you can just add milk to, and hot dogs. We weren't very inventive. But now, thanks to Pinterest and all other sites that make you realize that you were a failure of a parent, we can correct our shortcomings. Now I know that all you need is tinfoil and a fire to create a gourmet dinner out in the sticks.
Feel like having some Baked Brie with Brandy or some Roasted peaches for dessert? Just grab your tinfoil. I thought my parents were fancy because they roasted potatoes, cooked bacon and eggs and wrapped hotdogs in bannock!
This wonderful lady even made Campfire Cones.
The next time we go camping, I promise my kids that we will have wonderful and interesting food. It will be so wonderful and interesting that they probably won't eat it. So, as a fail safe, I will make sure that I have everyone's favourite camping foods packed as a back up. Chip and pickle sandwiches, bannock and HOTDOGS!
In the meantime, I am going to have a little taste of summer right now. I have made a delicious chip sandwich (balanced with some orange wedges on the side so I don't get scurvy), poured a generous glass of Pinot Grigio and plan on typing 'pinterest fails' into the search bar while I enjoy a roaring fire from the comfort of my couch.
What's your go to food for camping?
Saturday, September 8, 2012
2012 brought many exciting changes to the park, one of which was our wonderful lighting upgrade compliments of BC HYDRO. A huge thank-you to all who voted for us in the spring. We couldn't have done it without you. For anyone who lives in BC, the Energy Fix Contest is run yearly and I highly suggest clicking on the BC HYDRO link above so that you can bookmark it and enter next year. $5,000 in improved lighting can be a huge savings for your business! We had our shower house upgraded because, as many of you know, they are some of the nicest washrooms in BC, but you couldn't turn off the lights! Now they work on sound and we have noticed a huge savings from them not having to run 24/7 for 6 months out of the year. Fancy that!
Other changes included: re-doing the front row of pull through sites with new fencing panels and shrubs, improved security with a new coded entrance gate for guests and their children, a fancy new patio boat for hourly/daily rental as well as an after dinner cruise option with snacks and operator and one of the MOST exciting changes will be taking place at the end of the season - we are opening up our house as a vacation rental! Not only will this be a great opportunity to have friends and family all in one great location (sleeps 9), but it will be the only rental available over Christmas. 30 acres on the lake is a great opportunity for a great family vacation filled with x-country skiing, snow shoeing, skating and ice fishing. Our accommodations page has all the rates and details, so make sure you check it out!
I will leave you with a few pictures from this year and, for all the fishermen reading this who have suffered through a lot of information that they couldn't care less about, I will give you what you have been waiting for.... The cooler night temperatures have cooled off the lake and the fish are jumping! Guests are even catching a good number of fish off the end of our dock at night! So call for a reservation, get your boats loaded up, and we'll see you at 'The Roost'!
Saturday, June 30, 2012
So if you ever feel like you need to slow down and enjoy the view, there is one magical place not far from you that will help you remember who and where you are. Robert's Roost RV Park, on the famous and incredibly beautiful Dragon Lake.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
I saw lots of these:
One of this:
Some of these:
One of that:
And EVEN one of these!
I LOVE this Lake! Mental note: Get out of the darn office a little more and open my eyes to the beautiful surroundings that I'm lucky enough to wake up to every morning!
Monday, May 28, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
March 26, 2012, a set on Flickr.
In regards to a tweet a few days ago, maybe the x-country skier wasn't going so fast because he heard ice cracking.... Ice is still 22-24" just off the point. Saw a truck driving on the lake today after hearing an ice auger going for quite some time. Thought we'd go and check it out. The results were disappointing to say the least....
A lot of our American friends have made lifelong connections with citizens of Quesnel and are always happy to catch up with friends when they arrive at the park for another season of fishing. Whether it's the morning coffee gang at Tim Horton's, the ladies at the local Quesnel and District Leisure Centre or the various small shop owners around town, the people of Quesnel have shown themsleves to be a warm and welcoming community to all of our out of town (and country) guests.
In conjunction with the great fishing and the friendly people of Quesnel, we are also blessed with a rich history. A trip to Barkerville is always recommended, but for people who don't have the time for a day trip, there are plenty of ways to get a taste of the local history without leaving the downtown core. First of all, a visit to our local museum is a must! Even if you've already been to the museum on a previous trip, displays are always changing. While there be sure to stop by the Visitor's Information Centre for the self-guided 'Historical Walking Tour of Quesnel'.
I also highly recommend the River Walk trail system. The first phase of the trail system is 5km in length and takes about an hour to complete. It is a scenic walk (or bike)along the river and takes about an hour if you're walking. There are numerous informational signs along the route that share the history of Quesnel as well as information on the rich eco-system within the Quesnel watershed. One of the highlights of the walk is the footbridge that connects the downtown core to the West side. It is one of the many jewels of Quesnel and if you're looking for a great photo op. then you need to check it out. If walking is not your cup of tea, there is a small parking lot beside the foot bridge where you can park while having a look around this historic area. For more information on this beautiful landmark, make sure you follow this link
Until next time.... -R