Every year we try and meet up with family for an August long weekend camp out. We are pretty much guaranteed a terrific time, lots of chatting and laughing, lots of food, and an occasionally rainstorm. This year did not disappoint. The camp out was held on a ball field in Meeting Creek, smack dab in the middle of the beautiful Alberta prairies.
Campground: Meeting Creek Ball Field
Location: Meeting Creek, Alberta
Cost: $10 ($CAD)
Services: dry camping
Comments: A nice, quiet, beautiful location for a group get together. Well, it was quiet until everyone arrived! The grounds were nicely mowed and the mosquitoes held themselves back a bit to ensure we enjoyed ourselves.
There was a nice turn out over a 5 day period with people coming and going. Some of us choose to stay the entire time to ensure we didn’t miss anyone. Families took turns every morning preparing breakfast for everyone and there was a big, way too big if that is possible, potluck on Saturday night. We did not get the “Snowbirds” to entertain us this year as someone must have forgotten to call and reserve them (wink, wink,….). Instead we settled for local entertainment.
And, of course, there was the annual rainstorm which happened right in the middle of the Saturday night potluck. It was short and sweet and gave people ample opportunity to wash dishes in the rain whereby saving on their fresh water tanks (those clever relatives). The storm was soon over and the sun popped out against the black sky just in time for sunset and a campfire. A great time.
The ball field is right in town next to the grain elevators and the old train station which is available to tour.
The surrounding area has some peaceful gravel roads for walking or biking, a lovely nature trail, a creek, a few hay fields, sheep, horses, hawks, and herons. A great place to relax with the family for a few days.
And before we knew it it was over. We stayed alone the last night with a special gift from our brother-in-law, a pile of wood for our last campfire. THANKS! And as the campfire burned we got not only one rainbow across the sky but a double rainbow. A perfect ending to a perfect trip.