Sunday, April 22, 2012

Got Rock?

I’m staying at Olympia Village RV Park and Campground in Waterdown, Ontario.  It’s on the Niagara Escarpment.  Which if my geography serves me correctly was left behind when the humongous Glaciers roared through Canada at a snails pace millions and millions of years ago.  It’s part of the Canadian Shield, and with good reason.

As you drive through the country side coming up to the park, it’s flat green fields.  There are horse farms, berry farms, and not too many other farms.  You see, under that greenery, only about 3 inches down, is this…..

[caption id="attachment_838" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Rock Wall in Olympia Village RV Park"][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_836" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A True Rock Garden"][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_839" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Another shot of the rocks"][/caption]

It’s like someone build a stone wall, brick by brick, laid flat and then covered it with dirt.  I don’t know, but l’m guessing no one in this area has a basement.

The RV park is adding more sites to it’s roaster, and has had to dig through this with a jack hammer attached to a backhoe to make the ditches to lay the pipes for the water, electric and sewer.

Can you imagine being a pioneer a couple hundred of years ago thinking you have just staked your claim in this area, that is green and bountiful, only to find rock, after rock, after rock, after rock to infinity.


  1. Perfect for someone wanting to raise pet rocks for a living!

  2. Hi Tammy,

    You haven't mentioned it but did your boss or co-worker ever call you about you leaving the other job?

    BTW, I'm glad the kitty's are happy in their new environment!


  3. Damn.....if it was only 30 years ago, l could jump on that band wagon and have my own pet rock booth.

  4. I went in and spoke with my boss on the Monday. Not much was said. And l never heard from my partner. Makes me chuckle. And makes me realize l made the right decision.