It’s been so busy here because of the kid’s fishing derby that I haven’t had a moment to record my thoughts – or think for that matter.
I spent Friday preparing the campsites and helping with the setup for the fishing derby. I was able to view the Fish and Wildlife folks stock the lake with four truckloads of fish. They made a special effort to include 350 large trout for the kids.
Saturday was the derby. The park was packed to overflowing. We ran out of parking spaces, so many people had to park along the road leading to the park and then walk in. Surprisingly, I heard no complaints. They were just happy to participate in the event.
The Moose Lodge sponsored the event. They supplied breakfast for everyone, did all the judging and awarded prizes to the winners and all the participants. In fact, if a child registered, but didn’t fish, they still got a prize – and the prizes were terrific too. There were many happy kids. The Moose Lodge deserves a big shout out and a huge thank you. They did a great job!
During the derby, I took hundreds of photos. Take a few moments and check out the photos in the menu above. You may recognize your child or one of your neighbor’s kids. You’ll also have a better appreciation for what Lake Sylvia State Park has to offer you and your family during the balance of the year. It’s a charming, well-kept, quiet park. (Well, usually quiet, but not during the fishing derby.)
By the way, the Rangers wanted me to assure you that everyday at Lake Sylvia State Park is as beautiful as pictured in the photos in the photo albums. Their words, not mine.
Sunday and Monday, I spent long days cleaning campsites, fire pits and common areas. It’s an overwhelming task to catch up following the derby. I’ve had to reconcile myself to the fact that I can only do so much. Some things will need to be put off until later. I’ll eventually catch up, but it’s not going to happen overnight.
In fact, I’ll be taking the next couple of days off. I need to do laundry, fill my propane tank and dump my holding tanks. Additionally, during the heavy rain that happened last Tuesday, I discovered a leak in my roof. When I went to bed, my pillow was wet. So, I need to visit a few stores, check the Internet and then fix the leak. That’s something new for me. I’ve never before done a roof repair on an RV. Wish me luck.
I hope all of our derby participants had a fun day with us on Saturday. I know I enjoyed watching you. And I’m sure your parents took great pride in your skills.