Saturday, July 16, 2016

"If it weren't for the honor....."

Friday we edged closer to 100% occupancy.....we even have three, count them, three large groups in the Group area, and another large group renting most of our tent sites in Section E.  Friday felt, and looked a lot like the 4th of July weekend without the attendant noise.  According to Victor, our assistant manager, our bookings are up 30% from 2015, and we will be at, or near maximum occupancy the rest of the summer.  As my father used to say, "Clarke, if it weren't for the honor, I'd just as soon pass on that....".  The 'Arrivals' report showed 126 for the day.....yup, feels a lot like 4th of July.

Prior to making my morning rounds I picked up trash around the office/store which includes the playground in back.....the amount of trash was surprising, and disappointing.  We provide a lot of trash cans but somehow people have no time to walk a few feet to drop an empty, or almost empty plastic bottle, candy wrapper, or popsicle stick in one.

By the time I made morning rounds it was time to investigate the 'Overflow Area' to be sure there were no illegal campers out there.  I found no illegal campers, but I did find an electrical outlet/post had been knocked over, so I headed for the maintenance yard to pickup a new post, paint it and then head back out with the posthole digger.......

Maybe the red post will be more noticeable....

......the ground was soft, so it took just a minute, or two to dig the new hole, then reattach the outlet, and secure the conduit.......just as I was finishing I got the first of many calls requesting assistance to help someone into their site.  The closer we get to 100% occupancy the more difficult some sites become to enter.  I alternated between watching the entrance so traffic did not back up, and helping folks get into their sites the rest of the day.  It got so busy near the end of my shift that I wasn't able to clock out at the usual 4 pm.......TLE and I finally extricated ourselves from our shift about 5:15 pm and headed for the barn.

Just before the end of the day the reservation system crashed, and didn't come back up until after 6 pm, so, no doubt, there will be a lot of catching up to do Saturday morning when we clock back in for the last day of our 5 day work week.

On a side note I just noticed we passed 500,000 views of our blog a couple of days ago.....we currently stand at 500, 807.  I say often that I am always humbled, and surprised that anyone besides my children and close relatives read my daily ramblings, so a big 'THANK YOU!' to all of you who take the time to read, and sometimes comment......I do appreciate all of you who follow our adventure.

Thank you!

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