2017 SUMMER BLOG – Our Family Starts to Arrive

Although they are not immediate family, Tom Wilson and his great grandson, Braden arrived on the 3rd of July followed by Ryan and Kameron Pyle on the 6th.  Kam and Braden went trout fishing over at Johnson Lake all the time.  For one evening meal, Kam cooked a mess of trout wrapped in foil in the Chiminea, Ryan cooked cheese-noodles and made salad for our evening meal.  Both boys were responsible for keeping wood available on the deck for our evening fires in the Chiminea.

 

 

 


Now how did that little car ever pull that 5th Wheel to Alaska?


Actually there is a large group of campers that have modified their trucks that used to pull 18 wheelers, to pull 5th wheels.  They have left room on the back of the truck to allow them to carry their little Smart Car to use as an extra vehicle.  We met two of the couples this summer and the Church’s stayed with the whole month of July.

 

As much fun as the party was, we still had work to do on the Park.

For the past few years raspberry vines and grass have been taken over part of our front driveway area. So one of our beautification projects this year was to eliminate the vines and grass and clean up the area.  It turned out to be a lot of work.  John cleaned out the big vines while I cut down all the grass and little vines with the WEED EATER FROM HELL. We use the 4-wheeler and trailer to haul all the vine and grass clippings around to the back and dump them over the bank. We had it pretty much cut down by the time Ryan and Kameron arrived the 6th of July.   Ryan helped with the clearing of all the vines and grass and helped cut some of the grass along the grader ditch.

Todd arrived on the 20th and used the 4-wheeler to pull the WEED EATER FROM HELL around to the road to clear the grass along the road ditch.  After about a couple of hours of that work he got almost to the cleaning table. Then the raspberry vines, cottonwood saplings, willow trees and rocks became too much for even the WEED EATER FROM HELL to handle.  I guess it will be a job for next spring to cut all the vines and saplings down before the grass gets high.


Dog Sitter Business


Oh, by the way, we have a new Dog Sitter Business in our Park.  It’s Kim Brook’s new profession and she gets so caught up in her job that she forgets which way she is walking!  Actually several campers this past summer ask where to find dog sitters so they could take fishing trips or tours.  Kim loves dogs and always has baked dog cookies just for them.  This summer she dog sat for several of our campers and they gave her tips, so now she is declaring a new business for the Park, Dog Sitting.  So you need to leave your dogs to take a tour or a fishing trip while you are staying in the Park, Kim is the person to see!

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