Monday, July 7, 2014

TVC* - Day # 3 - OMG!!!

After a great day on the Truckee River it was back to work Sunday morning.....vacuum day!  Our shift Sunday began at 9:30 am, after what I thought would the early morning rush, but when we arrived for duty people were standing three deep in line to be helped......I immediately stepped up to the one vacant computer and began my day.....the next time I looked at my watch it was 1:30 pm!  TLE** manned the cashier station where people buying things in the store checkout.  Compared to the 4th of July, which I thought would be the day to compare all other days to, this one was harder by a factor of 3.  Not only were we checking people out, and in, but taking reservations for the next summer.  It seemed as if every task I was given was complex, but I used my experience working in the kiosk at Rancho Jurupa Regional Park to just take my time, and do one thing at a time.....rushing only results in mistakes, and unhappy folks!  Of course, as I have opined previously, when you are busy like this the time really flies by, and that is what I was thinking as TLE tapped me on the shoulder at 1:50 pm and suggested I take my 30 minute lunch break......just a pause here to clarify....we can take a 60 minute break, but we get off duty 30 minutes later....I'm happy with 30 minutes.  

I think we pretty much handled every kind of unusual situation that can arise, and after 3 days on the job we are both feeling much more confident, and competent in our clerical roles here at TVC*

Whilst we were toiling in the TVC* office our kids and their significant others were  visiting Vikingsholm Castle, and hiking up to Eagle Falls up in the Emerald Bay area.  Vikingsholm was built on the beach in the western end of Emerald Bay back in 1929, and in the 1950's was sold at a fraction of its value to the State of California, and is presently a part of the California Parks system.  Today the castle can be accessed by walking down a 1 mile graded, switchbacking road.  Parking costs $10 per vehicle, and admission for a tour of the castle is $10 for adults, and $8 for children.

Our 3rd day in the office ended at 6 pm, and we headed back to the coach to change, and then walk over to Classic Cue to pay 9 ball, drink a few brews, and have some of their amazing, spectacular, scrumptious fish tacos.  TLE** and I played pool until 8 pm, deciding we were done for the day, and left the kids to their own devices.  On our walk home we stopped off at Raley's to buy a few breakfast items for our last morning with our kids Monday morning before they head back to Southern California and their workaday lives.

We were in bed by 10:30, while the kids sat outside by the fire until almost midnight.  I know a little how they want to make every minute count, because within hours they will be heading back home.  On the other hand, our adventure continues unabated.  We are loving Lake Tahoe, and specifically loving our time, and our jobs here at Tahoe Valley Campground......we are already making plans for next summer to return.

Thanks for stopping by!

* TVC = Tahoe Valley Campground
** TLE = The Lovely Elaine

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