Our Babbling River

Canada
July 29, 2016 8:58am CST
Comes down the mountain and is so fun to play in. When we first got to camp it was hotter than Hades and the water was very low and too warm. After getting the camp set up using a lot so sweat we jumped in and were disappointed it was so warm, All those billions of hot rocks can warm up a shallow river quickly. Then the rains came, and the river was a raging torrent. My sister and I went in on the second day after the rains and stayed near the edge, the current was scary. By the time the grand children and their parents arrived it was still fast and furious but nothing like the first few days. The 8 year old's could safely play in the water. The younger ones all had flotation devices and went in with their parents. They loved it. Their squeals and laughter was music to our ears. Our adult children worked on an old dam that was on our site and made it higher so our pool was deeper, we enjoyed their help, we could find the rocks but couldn't pick them up by ourselves.... I could when I was 40 but not now. After the kids left we enjoyed the peace and quiet in the river every day. The day we left was a sad day.The day we leave is always a sad day. We love camping
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@amadeo (54150)
• United States
29 Jul 16
camping is a lot of fun.Used to camp out a lot.I enjoyed it
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• Canada
29 Jul 16
There is something so soothing living outdoors without electricity and noise, the sound of the river would put me to sleep when my head hit the pillow in our tent. We love it too.
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@miniam (9272)
• Bern, Switzerland
29 Jul 16
The only thing that could draw me to camping is the peace and quiet,apart from that,im not sure l can do well camping
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• Canada
30 Jul 16
You never know unless you try it. We have been doing it since we were children and have loved it from day one. We "always" camped by the river until one year I couldn't get away so my sister came to my area and so did the kids for a shorter version of CampInsanity. The Campground was gorgeous, the lakes and hills and forest were beautiful. The only difference was we missed the babbling river. Sitting by the campfire we could hear a neighbor from quite a distance, sneeze... With the river beside us we hear nothing from any other campers unless they come into our camp to chat...
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@miniam (9272)
• Bern, Switzerland
30 Jul 16
@PainsOnSlate As said that will be the thing to make me try camping,total quiet and if i hear a sound, it will be sound of nature.
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@shivamani10 (11156)
• Hyderabad, India
29 Jul 16
In India we will have many such rivers whenever it rains. They will be flowing with full force in big cities especially in Bengaluru and Delhi..
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• Canada
29 Jul 16
My river is a relatively small stream that comes from a spring on a mountain. When it rains, the river roars. Just love it!
@sallypup (24512)
• Moses Lake, Washington
29 Jul 16
You've painted an idyllic family outing. Sounds like everyone had a grand time.
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• Canada
29 Jul 16
It is our favorite place to camp even as children it was our favorite, the noise (babbling) of the rocky river has always hidden the voices of other campers near by, It makes each camp site private. We reserve our site months before its time to camp, just so we know we will get the one we want.
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@Lucky15 (33730)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
The river just.looks cool
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• Canada
30 Jul 16
It is cool usually, after it rained the temperature dropped significantly. We love that river.
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@Lucky15 (33730)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
@PainsOnSlate wish i really joined you. Lol
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@Juliaacv (26029)
• Canada
30 Jul 16
It sounds like you and your family have and continue to make so many wonderful memories at this park. I hope that when the littlest ones grow up they are brining their children and grandchildren, and passing on the stories from their own youth.
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• Canada
30 Jul 16
That is the way it happens. Our parents brought us there every summer, often more than once on the weekends. Elaine and I chose to use weeks because I work for myself and she was a teacher (now retired) and we could do that. All of our grown children come back when they can. I think the tradition will continue.
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• United States
30 Jul 16
i bet that 'twas disappointin' to've had yer hearts set'n a cool dip'n that river 'fter settin' yer camp'p to find that such jest t'weren't so. i bet all'd a wonderful time! kinda makes me drift 'nto a bit'f nostalgia 'f days gone past. yepperz, those young'uns do come'n handy, eh? i'm with ya'n that rock haulin' 'n stackin' these days. i've gotta rebuild my muscles back'p yet 'gain coz e'en a gallon'f milk 'tis a struggle. i'd prolly cried if'n i'd been ya, wishin' to stay jest a couple more days..'n then a couple more, lol.
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• Canada
30 Jul 16
We always hate to break camp but the rules of the campsite is you must leave after two weeks, you can camp as much as you want too but you must change sites so others have the opportunity to camp in the site you are on...( a lot of work to take down and then put up again...) Our site was a favorite and we know from the reservation website, someone was coming in behind us. Two weeks is enough, if we stayed longer we would need a laundry mat and all new foods. Our food works well frozen at home for two weeks but not longer. Our cooler this year was a new one my husband bought and I stole for the camping trip and we were awed the blocks of ice lasted a week...our older coolers usually lasted a few days... The rain fixed the water temp quickly and from day two on the river was delightful. Fond memories but it was time to get back to real life.
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• United States
31 Jul 16
@PainsOnSlate i'm sure such's a most desirable spot :) kinda odd they give ya 2 weeksn 'n then ya gotta move to 'nother place though. 'course, i aint ne'er camped 't an actual camp, so what the heck do i know? that's great news 'bout that ice chest. 'tis somethin' that plagues the hubs when he goes huntin'.
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• Canada
31 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx they have the rule so you can't stay on the best site all summer, just two weeks... you can go anywhere else on the campground, just not stay on one site for more than two weeks.
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@rebelann (35823)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Mar
Love that photo, I'm jealous I love to swim.
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• Canada
12 Mar
There isn't much swimming done in that river because its too shallow, when the kids were younger we brought inner tubes and flew down the river and walked back to our camp site. We call it wallowing now, we get a dam built to raise the water in front of out campsite and we wallow in the fresh water and it feels great.
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@rebelann (35823)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Mar
Ohhhhhh, that sounds so comfy for hot weather @PainsOnSlate I need a pool I can wallow in ..... but water in a pool here gets mighty warm on hot summer days so it isn't quite as refreshing as your river.
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• Canada
12 Mar
@rebelann Our river feels pretty cold unless there is a lot of hot days...The rocks heat up and then share the heat with the river.
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@fishtiger58 (30572)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Jul 16
Sounds like you had a lovely time, love the photo.
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• Canada
30 Jul 16
Thanks it was. Always sad when its over.
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@fishtiger58 (30572)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Jul 16
@PainsOnSlate Yes I know the feeling going home is always nice, love my own bed, but I do so love the whole camping experience. My coffee always tastes better out camping.
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• Canada
30 Jul 16
@fishtiger58 I so agree...
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@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
It looks so enchanting! I can feel your enjoyment! I know how it feels when you leave a place you so enjoy. Indeed a sad day.
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• Canada
30 Jul 16
A sad day but lots of memories, We are looking forward to next summer already.
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@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
@PainsOnSlate Summer is a lot of fun.
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@Corbin5 (89206)
• United States
29 Jul 16
That river looks so delightful! So glad camping is loved by your family!
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• Canada
29 Jul 16
This is the first day's photo - so shallow and so many rocks showing... We do love this little piece of heaven
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@Corbin5 (89206)
• United States
30 Jul 16
@PainsOnSlate It really is a piece of heaven for sure!!!
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• Hangzhou, China
3 Sep 16
What a nice view of the bubbling river! It is a wonderful place you have found and chosen for camping activities. The river is nice and clean. I love a bubbling river like the one outside my school apartment, where I can see and hear the bubbling river. Every day, there are some fishing lovers fishing by the riverside from morning till night. Thank you for the picture and the discussion.
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• Canada
3 Sep 16
Thank you. I'm pleased to hear you have one near your school. Apartment.mours has fisher people too, we wear running shoes or water shoes to protect our feet from lost fish hooks.
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Jul 16
Camping is fun, but I've not done it in years. Is this a place youve camped at before since the family was able to find your spot so easily
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• Canada
30 Jul 16
Yes, we always camp at this NY State Campground. The kids know where we are because they reserve sites near us so we can gather for meals, water play and campfire Each site has a number.
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@cacay1 (32401)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
30 Jul 16
Awesome and cool river, our rivers here are being abused by some inhuman beings throwing by throwing toxic materials. I wish to ahve very clean and safe river to bath swim and wash clothes.
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• Canada
30 Jul 16
You would love this one, right off a mountain and very clean. Can't drink the water because of beavers, but you can bath, swim and enjoy the coolness.
@jaboUK (52060)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 16
I think I've gathered by now that you love camping. Is that you finished with camping for another year? That looks great fun to be in the river.
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• Canada
30 Jul 16
Yup, we are done now until next July. If I lived closer to Elaine I think we would go again but in the past when the kids were small, she and I stayed at our parents house in the summer... But we found we loved July but not so much August because the nights got really cold.
@velvet53 (15286)
• Palisade, Colorado
29 Jul 16
The river sounds so inviting. We have a stream that rushes behind us but I have never seen anyone in it. My son's dog won't even attempt to get in it cause it is so fast.
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• Canada
12 Mar
I'd love to have the sound of the water behind my house, when it rains, there is a stream in the woods but we only hear it when it rains...
@JAMTECH (581)
29 Jul 16
I use to love to go to the rivers when I was younger even though I wasn't a great swimmer, but now that I am grown up and live far away from the county area were most of the rivers are I don't get to visit often as I would want. I like your photo and the water seem cold and nice.
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• Canada
30 Jul 16
The mountain is clean and cool, we love playing in the water. I hope you get to enjoy it again soon in the country.
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• United States
29 Jul 16
You always make camping sound like so much fun. Love the river picture and I'm sure it's a great way to refresh yourself
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• Canada
30 Jul 16
We love the water to cool off in and play in, We still stack rocks and turn our campsite into an art gallery.
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@JohnRoberts (44959)
• Los Angeles, California
29 Jul 16
That water looks so refreshing.
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• Canada
29 Jul 16
It was refreshing, we love that river. Our parents camped with us as children there my whole life with them, Now its my turn with my kids and my sister and her kids...