Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fire Ban Lifted

Finally, after three weeks we have had enough moisture for the counties and forest service to lift the fire ban completely.  Yippee....

We loaded up the back of the company pickup with bundles of firewood and drove around to each campsite and told them the good news...and then sold them a bundle of wood to celebrate!!!

Here are two groups of our campers enjoying their fire.

 Finally it was our time to have our own campfire and boy did we enjoy it.

To further celebrate the lifting of the fire ban, Jim and I decided we would throw a wienie roast for the whole campground.  So we invited everyone in the campground to our campsite tonight at 5 p.m. to enjoy a get-together.  We'll provide the hot dogs and condiments and everyone will bring their own drinks, chairs and a side dish.  We have about 20 people in the campground right now so we should have a good turnout.  Do you want to come over too????  You're invited....we got plenty.

Business has been pretty slow these last three weeks.  We are getting the one-nighters who pull off the highway to stay one night as they pass through our area.  But we haven't had folks from the local communities like we normally do, who come up for the weekend.  Without being able to have a fire and make s'mores they have been staying away.

The lifting of the fire ban has hit the local radio stations and newspapers and just this morning I had two Alamosans pull in to spend a couple of nights.  Now, maybe, we'll have some better business.

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  1. Yeah, I'd like to come, only problem is I won't make it in time. It's 12 hours away! Enjoying the photos etc as we used to travel to this area many years & loved it. Been at most of the lakes around there fishing etc.

  2. I agree with you on the campfires. It ain't camping if you can't have a fire. Its like eating ice cream without the fixins. I sue do envy y'all where it is cool and rainy. It is very warm and dry here in West Texas but better than last year.

    Thank you for blogging for us.

  3. butterbean carpenterJuly 19, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Howdy B&J,

    FAR BUGS!!! Whutz a s'more enyhow; just a sticky burnt marshmallor drippin' chocolate and ifn you're like them Aladamnbama folks, Sean&Kristy of LongLong Honeymoon blog, and put goober salve on it it'll drip that on you too, also!!! Give me a nice clean slice of watermelon..hee hee hee...
    Glad the fires are diminishing and the campers are coming back!!! No more fishin' Jim, just clean those pits!!!

  4. I hope for your sake you guys get full and stay full. No rain here and we need really, really need it. Wishing for cooler weather. May have to wait until October for it. Have fun you guys!


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