Friday, October 27, 2023

The Good Life.....

6:31 am - Friday - October 27th - GNHS - 59° F, humidity 76%, wind 5 mph out of the south by southeast......crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 85° F.  On this date in 2013 TLE and I were having morning coffee in Ogden, UT.....↴ 

The Lovely Elaine

TLE and I had our first official rental Thursday morning.  It was an 'ALL DAY' one to three older gentlemen.....

.....our all day rentals begin at 9 am, but these guys didn't show up until 10 am, but they still had more than enough time to ride the Chiriaco Summit loop, which takes you in a big loop up to I-10 where there is a restaurant, and the General George Patton Museum.  Once they were on their way Hunter and I turned our attention to readying the rest of the 'RZRs' for rental.  While Hunter installed the Polaris trackers I went to each unit and downloaded the maps and trails for this area.  My job didn't take long, so once I was done I clocked out, letting Hunter get the hours.  Someone needs to be on duty while customers are in the field, so having an extra person this year means we don't have to always be on duty on rental days....nice.

So, what to do with my time?  Well, there is that pesky 'lido deck' setup, which has still not been completed, so I changed clothes and went to work.  The Adirondack chairs made their first appearance of the season (notice that our portable firepit has also been deployed), we moved the popup canopy, and Sea-B-Que to the area in between the office and the trailer to give us more privacy, setup both umbrellas, laid out our winter putting courses.....

.....and put out our camp chairs to watch sunsets when the weather is conducive.....

.....on all day rentals our customers are instructed to return by 5 pm, or sunset, whichever comes first.....right now 5 pm comes first, but in a week, or so we will be flipping back to standard time, thereby regaining that hour that was taken from us back in April, which means the sun will then set at around 4:50 pm instead of the current 5:50 pm.  As we near the 'winter solstice' the sunset will be closer to 4 pm.

Our customers returned around 4:30 pm with smiles upon their faces, and our RZR intact.  Their ride was uneventful, and they had a great time.  Once the RZR was cleaned, and fueled I headed into the Newell to take a shower, and then spend some time on the 'viewing deck' with TLE.  So, in our new 'lido deck' setup we have a number of 'sub-decks'......the 'viewing deck', the 'firepit deck', and the 'dining deck'.....

On the 'viewing deck' for the first time

Moon rise....almost a full moon

...we love how the sun lights up the Chocolate Mountains just before sunset.  TLE and I sat and talked about our day, and our new setup, concluding we liked how our day went, and how all the 'decks' came together...... is good....thanks for stopping by!

'The Good Life' - Tony Bennett

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