I thought I would post a short one to let everyone know we are dong fine. It is very busy here for the holiday weekend, even with the lousy weather we are having. Earlier in the week we had the "chamber of commerce" forecast, showing a decent weekend, but that hasn't materialized yet! We are also now forecast for severe storms this afternoon, with possible high winds and hail. So far we have been able to dodge these, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this line will skirt around us as well.
I have no pictures for this post, I will try to get out and take a few of the fun things around the campground. I am very pleased with the amount of American flags being flown! We now have one ourselves, that mounts on the rear bumper of the trailer and soars 22 feet into the air! It does come down and fold up for travel, of course :-). Al is flying the American flag, and a "Support our Troops" flag.
I am getting more skilled at scooping...although I do think my right arm is going to have more muscle built up than the left by the end of the summer :-). The store is very busy this weekend, and my staff and I are putting in long hours. Its been fun, though, a new experience. I enjoy chatting with the members, hearing their stories, and the little kids are so funny to listen too. They bring in a pocketful of change, and try to figure out how much they can get with it :-). It's cute :-).
Al has been doing the late shift rangering, from 5PM to 1AM. He is partnered with Mark, who has been working here for three years now. He's a retired police officer, and lives here in Michigan, not a workamper like us. Mark has been very helpful in helping Al learn the ropes of rangering. And for our EMS friends back home, you'll be proud and happy to know that Al has already assisted in saving someones life while out here on the road! I can't go into too many details, but a woman collapsed during a wedding Friday night, and went into cardiac arrest. Al initiated CPR, and assisted by another person on scene, was able to keep the blood circulating until the ambulance arrived and the AED was used. She wasn't conscious as they left, but was breathing on her own and had a pulse, so we hope that things will work out!
On our days off this week we are planning a short excursion north to the "Sunrise Coast" of Michigan. There's a beautiful area along Lake Huron, with the Huron National Forest there, that we would like to explore. That will be Wednesday and Thursday ( our weekend now!) so I hope to have lots of great pictures of that area and its wildlife. I'll update you beforehand, though, I hope with a few pictures of the campground and activities for the holiday, so long as we get a little co-operation from the sun!
Happy Memorial Day to all!