Friday, September 3, 2010

The Last Hurrah

Current Location: Chester, CA

Today, we embark on the last busy weekend of the season...and a busy one it will be! We are expecting almost 80 arrivals today, which is more than we've had on any other day of the season. For comparison, on the Friday before Fourth of July we had about 50 arrivals.

Throughout the summer, people were more likely to straggle in earlier in the week, with many arriving on Wednesday and Thursday. Thus, keeping Fridays busy but not hectic. But now that school is back in session, almost everyone is coming in today. And I have no doubt that it will be crazy, possibly with cars and trailers backed up to the road (which is probably a quarter of a mile from the store).

To make the day even longer, we have our last security rounds tonight (hooray!). We will stay open in the store until 9:00, an hour later than usual and then we have to be out on rounds at 10:00. We're expecting a busy night with security too knowing that people will be excited to start their long weekend. Many won't even be arriving until 9 or 10, which will keep the activity and noise level a little higher than desired.

But we know that we just need to get through the next 3 days and then the great calm will arrive. That seems like a long way off right now, but we've made it this far, we can manage a few more.

Oh boy, wish us luck!


  1. Holiday weekends can be very good ways and bad. :) Good luck!

  2. Heading down the home stretch now! Do you know where you're heading next?

    Have a great holiday weekend! Hope it goes smoothly!! :)

  3. Connie and Tracy, good luck this weekend. You'll get through it. It'll be fun, just "really busy fun."

    I've followed you since the beginning, and I'm proud of you guys and what you've accomplished so far. Can't wait to see what's next!

  4. I'm sure you'll do great! Hope the campers behave for you...

  5. Sometimes the busier you are the faster it goes. Looking forward to seeing where you head next. Life's too short not to enjoy every minute. :)

  6. Hang in there and make the best of it!! =) You'll get through it. Try and enjoy your weekend as much as possible! =)

  7. Do you guys still know how to hook up and drive? Just kiddin'...this will be a fast weekend.


  8. Awww, the end is in sight!! Just relax and try to enjoy as best you can. Knowing it will be a bit crazy helps you be prepared.

    We'll be looking forward to hearing how it all goes.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  9. Your weekend is now behind you as I post this comment. I hope all went well and things ran smoothly.

    What's the plan now? Can't wait to read all about it.