Well, all I can say is WOW!!
I knew we were coming to a big resort area, so I really shouldn't whine :-). But boy, was the Fourth of July completely crazy. What is it about that holiday that seems to bring out the worst in people?
I have no pictures to show you for this posting, I apologize. Between the weather and work, there was simply no time for anything besides collapsing :-).
The weather up here, like the rest of the country, has been completely bizarre. The Tuesday before the Fourth, it was raining and cold enough that we had our heater going. Wednesday, the sun came out, the temperature flew up to the high eighties with rampant humidity, and the air conditioner didn't go off for days!
Our pool issues are finally resolved. The new liner came in, and was installed. The pool was filled, and treated, and opened today! That bear is finally off our back!
Some snippets of conversations we had over our busiest days, Wednesday and Thursday (we had over 110 check-ins those two days):
"I'd like to book a tent site please."
"OK, would you like a primitive site, or one with electric and water?"
"I'd like one that comes with a refrigerator"
"I don't like the site I'm in. It smells bad during low tide. Do you have a waterfront site that's not as close to the water?"
"I don't like my site it's too close to the playground" or
"I don't like my site, it's too far from the playground"
"I'm in site so-and-so, and a camper van just pulled in in front of my site and it's blocking my view, can you please make them move?"
We had a report of a possible theft of a kayak, that turned out to be his brother-in-law left it too close to the shore and the tide carried it out. Thankfully, the next morning, someone out in the bay saw it floating and towed it into the campground.
Tow different people turned in two rings that appeared to be a wedding band/engagement ring set that was found in the bath house...Monday morning a completely frantic woman was extremely happy :-).
Al had quite an interesting weekend finding things...a total of three panties and a thong laying in various roads around the bath house :-).
Speaking of bath house, I had a phone call first thing Sunday morning: "I'm really sorry to have to call you, but there's really no delicate way to put this: some a***ole took a d**p on the men's room floor"....ok, thanks for calling, I'll have maintenance come right away. Really??!!
Maybe it's because I now work in a campground office, but does it really make sense to call the office on a holiday to make a reservation for two months from now? Don't you think they're a bit busy?
Well, I guess that's enough whining for now :-). We had 99 check-outs on Sunday, and we've been busy getting the park put back into shape. We did manage to go on two shorter hikes the past two days, in between the raindrops, and had a GREAT night visiting some of the Carolina Clan at a campfire on Monday night. If I can wheedle Nancy into sending me a couple pictures she took, as I forgot my camera, I'll get them posted soon. I'm hoping the sun comes out again soon, (but we don't need temps in the 90's and the humidity) and we can start taking some nice pictures again!