What a time we have had opening up our campgrounds here in South Fork, Colorado. Seems there was a new Colorado water system regulation adopted last year, but not enforced till this year, so we have to abide by it now. The new reg says we can't open our campgrounds till ten days after we pull our water sample....even if the sample comes back clean. So Jim and I decided to open up without having water available till next weekend. We figure most campers carry their own water, so it wouldn't be a big deal. That was a good call as we had six campers the first night, so that's money in the bank.
Being here a week before we opened Jim had time to go fishing a couple of times and got his limit of 4 trout pretty quickly. We've sure enjoyed eating those trout as they were the ones that survived the winter in the cold mountain waters and the meat was firm and pink.
We are also happy to see the arrival of our Coffeyville, KS amazon.com alumni, Rita and Jerry Scarbrough who will be camphosting for us this summer. They are the folks helped get us the job gate guarding in Texas, so turn-about favor was able to happen. We'll all leave here in September and return to gate guarding.
Jerry razes me terribly and I love it. Rita and I are like "sisters from different misses" as Marcia Jones says. Rita and I are a lot alike and get along well. It will be a nice summer with them around.
No photos this time folks as the pictures I took are all downloaded to my new computer which is "sick" and had to be returned to HP. The monitor "acquired" a thin neon pink line about a fourth the way down the screen. I was afraid it would get thicker, so Lory returned it for a new one. They are suppose to copy all my data over to a new computer and return it in a week. We'll see; at least I have a good backup on my exterior hard drive if not. There's a bunch of photos of Jim and NanC Tidball on there that I haven't blogged about yet.
Second camphost arrived from New Mexico this morning, so Jim is getting Fred set up in his campground. I told him to get himself situated and to take it easy today and tomorrow. Coming up to this altitude takes a toll on our bodies and he will need rest and lots of water to keep from getting altitude sickness....which is nasty stuff.
We are expecting two more camphost couples mid-June and we will be fully manned/wommaned (is that a word?). With this much help Jim and I can have an easier summer than last year and Jim will be able to go fishing more often and I can do more sitting outside watching chipmunks, reading my Kindle and knitting....sounds good to me. Caring for our campground of 13 sites doesn't take much time and my area manager duties consists of just paperwork, so that isn't too time consuming. Hiring good, reliable camphost makes Jim's and my job easy.
Weather has been perfect...cool mornings and evenings with the days in the low 70s. The close-by creek soothes us to sleep and the squawking jaybirds and mischief squirrels wake us in the morning. Not a bad way to live!!!!!!
Remember, you are loved.