Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gearing Up for the Season

Well so far it has been pretty busy around here for us. Sherry and I have been trying to get all the rooms open at the lodge but not quite finished yet. We still have four more to go and then the lodge will be completely open, all 25 rooms.

This year the management team has decided to outfit all 10 cabins with sheets and towels. Now over at the main park there are 2 cabins and there are no issues as far as towels and sheets but over at the North Park, where we have 8 cabins, we have a shortage of towels. We finished cleaning, putting up towel racks and placed all the sheets in the cabins. They are ready to go and we will put the towels in when they become rented. We were told that we will get more towels down the road. No worries.

We had to turn the water on to some of the cabins yesterday and there were no leaks or busted pipes. Sherry and Bri went to clean them and I was cleaning up leaves with a leaf blower. Once all gathered up there was mountains of leaves. You would think what's the problem? We have had some rain so the leaves were wet and hard to move but I managed to get it done by the time Sherry and Bri finished, good timing.

The weather around here has been crazy. At least once a week for the past several weeks we have experienced severe weather. We have had hard rain, bad winds, and tornado watches. Now I grew up in Phoenix and never been through a tornado, not that I would want to. When we lived in Houston we went through a few hurricanes, most memorable was Hurricane Ike. Let me think about this...........Tornadoes and a Fifth Wheel RV Trailer..........
I don't think that is a good combination. What do you think???? Well one of the downsides of Full time RVing. We are expecting more severe weather sometime today so I will take the necessary precautions.

We have had more help arrive this past week. The couple that will take care of the bath houses have arrived, one couple that will help in the office and maintenance are here and both couples will start this coming Wednesday. One couple that was here last year arrived a few days ago and they are Bobby and Maggie. They are parked here with us at the North Park as the other couples are parked at the main park.

I can't think of anything else, I am sure there is more, so until next time be safe.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Started Work and Keeping Busy

Hi There,

Well like I said before we like our site and we try to fix it up to our liking.  We hung a string of rope lights around the picnic cover and looks pretty good. Sherry got out her wingchimes and stuff so we hung them up as well. I set up my barbeque area and I am thinking that I may need a new table top barbeque. Oh well Father's Day is not to far off.

It didn't take long before Roger and Heidi put us to work. We started on a Monday with getting the Motel rooms ready to rent. Now to start with we are only working 4 hours a day until mid April, then we go to full time. Next we went to the two cabins to outfit them and ready to rent and boy it sure didn't take long before the two cabins and a few motel rooms were rented that following weekend. A couple of weeks ago some help arrived. She is a single lady by the name of Maureen. Our schedules are different so we only get to work with her on Fridays for now but I am sure that will change. She is very energenic and is eager to work. This past weekend we had one cabin, all five motel rooms and the big house rented. Maureen has been off since Saturday so Sherry and I were able to get the motel cleaned, the big house and cabin done but we still had a room left over at the lodge to do, so Maureen will do that one tomorrow.

On our off days we usually do the necessary things like grocery and laundry but that's not all we do. We have checked out our favorite second hand stores and craft stores. We did get to go to a magic show. We have never been to a live magic show before but let me tell you it was very good and Bri got a real big kick out of it.

A couple of day ago we were driving around and we stumbled onto the fish hatchery. This is located at Table Rock Dam.

At the hatchery they breed Rainbow Trout which is released through out the state. Some of the fish are really big like this one.

How's that for a fish on the end of your pole? Let me give you a picture to show you just how big this fish is.

Pretty big fish don't you think?? Bri had a good time and it was very educational.

Well I don't have much more so until next time be safe.