I drove over two hours for the Warkworth Long Lunch
I never wait in line at a restaurant but driving over two hours to Warkworth, Ontario, an artist community of about 800 for it’s 12th annual Long Lunch was planned for weeks.
I love a good road trip, especially with great company. In this case my beautiful daughter Jessica was my co pilot. I spent Saturday night at her place in Keswick and we headed out to Warkworth early Sunday morning. The food was delicious and the town was charming but my real motivation for going was to meet the “Trailerites” of Girl Camp Canada.
In my quest to learn as much as I can about the camper culture I joined several related Facebook pages, Girl Camp Canada is one of my faves. Mostly because the women on it are awesome, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable, plus it’s Canadian.
Today was my first hands on experience in preparation for my mother of all road trips. I turn 60 in 2018 and plan to liquidate, hook up my camper which I’ve yet to find, pack up me and my dog Booboo, and make our way to BC via North America.
I met a few of the Girl Camp ladies, Anne MacDonald, Karrot Craig, and Raquilda van Zoeren.
van Zoren lives just outside of town and owns the Village Pantry located on Main St. She also hosted the ladies and their campers on her property the night before. I walked briefly with her as I queried her about her new acquisition, an Airstream Argosy. I’m surprised I learned as much as I did considering she was stopped by someone every few feet.
I dubbed her the mayor of Warkworth.
Just when I think I know the camper I want, I see something else
I thought I would be OK with a 15′ Shasta or Serro Scotty type but after seeing van Zoeren’s Argosy I’m back to square one. The 20′ classic camper boasts extra room, a three piece bathroom, and it has those beautiful Airstream curves.
Warkworth is charming, serine, friendly and NOT Toronto
Missed the Long Lunch?
Check out the Warkworth Fall Fair, September 11-13, 2015