Since the season is winding down and there are no scheduled Committee events, I will be just be updating this post with the weekly Bingo and 50/50 results photo provided by Anita. So, as this is likely my last post of the season, I would like to share a personal reflection on the past summer…
Some of us visit the part every weekend. Many spend a week or two of summer holidays. A lucky few spend most of the summer at the camp enjoying both the peaceful weekdays and the exciting weekends. All of us, from the seasonal resident to the weekend warrior, come to Ringtail to have a good time.
So, how did you spend your time at the park? Did you do much swimming? Sit by many campfires? Perhaps, indulge in a beverage or two? Have you made new memories with family, old friends and new acquaintances? Did you enjoy some of the Committee food, dance, and sport events? I hope you’ve had as many good times this summer as I have.
When I reflect on this past season what comes to mind most is just how many good people I’ve met and the great conversations I’ve shared. As the season draws to an end, I’m going to miss splashing in the lake; hearing to the crackle of warm campfires; seeing the chipmunks, woodpeckers, loons and herons. I’m going to miss seeing the joy and pride on my son’s face when he masters dunking or talks about a new friend he made. I’m going to miss sitting quietly with my wife, listening to music while she sustains yet another sunburn. All the laughter. All the good food. All the beer! But most of all, what I miss during the off-season, is our community. I miss simply being surrounded by like-minded people who want to forget about the real world for a while and just have a good time.
Looking forward to seeing you all next season.