We’ve finally opened for the 2010 camping season! The weather has been throwing us curve balls for the last month or so and we are a bit later in opening than I would have liked this year. Gotta go with the flow out here on the river though.
Our opening weekend was Memorial Day and we had a great group of campers here at Schoolhouse Canyon. The sun even came out for us, which tends to be kind of important when you are camping. Everyone was in a great mood and there were lots of kids enjoying the park. Considering how many people were here, everyone was really mellow. I think I only had one group that had to be asked to quiet down and they were very good about complying. Coast Guard and their family I think, real nice people.
There was tons of stuff to do over the weekend as Memorial Day is truly the kickoff to the summer season on the Russian river. I missed the community chicken barbecue in Rio Nido and the unauthorized Rolling Stones who played at the Roadhouse down the street. Johnson’s beach had opened though and Colton and I were able to take a quick break on the beach for a burger and a strawberry milkshake.
Most of the campers from the Bay Area have had enough stimulation and things to do by the time they get here and they usually prefer to just chill out at the camp. It can be pretty relaxing to just sit and look up at those big Redwood trees. Add a glass of RR Pinot and a bit of Sonoma Jack and you’ll be in camping Nirvana. Either way, the Russian river resort area is way to fun in the summer time and Schoolhouse Canyon Campground is a great place to stay while you are here.
See ya around the campfire-