Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 2010

July 20th last evening we attended the viewing of Jon’s uncle and today we went to the funeral. As most families it is a time get together and renew times with family members we haven’t seen in a while and to meet family that we hadn’t met before. Jon’s uncle was a hard working person and he was a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and also at a time was Chairman of the Board of the Keystone Region Rolls-Royce Owners' Club. He had a Bentley and a Rolls-Royce, now both of these were quite older and by no way were they the cost of a new one, but they were in excellent shape and highly appealing. After his retirement, he had a unique hobby of driving many important officials and celebrities in parades throughout the East Coast. Some of his riders were Willard Scott, Pat Sajak, Gary Sinise , and even Mickey Mouse. These facts were very minor in his life as he was the head of a wonderful household that opened their doors to many wayward children and continually were involved in the Student Exchange Program. These exchange students were given many opportunities throughout their stay with the family. Two of his children gave wonderful testimonies as to their father, about a family that never had a argument or even raised words with each other. We wish the best to Jon’s aunt and to the family in the coming years. And to Frantz, we know that you are in a better place and we hope to see you once again.

July 8th we were quite delighted today as Jack Gallagher stopped in for a quick visit. We met Jack and his wife Nancy at Scenic View Campground in New Hampshire where they are seasonal campers. Jack was on his way back from Ft. Campbell, Ky. After picking up his granddaughter who is going to visit them for a while. We gave him a tour of the campground while Sammie and Ashton went to the playground and had a good time. He was only here for about an hour but it was a great visit. It was another hot day as the temperature hit 104 today and we try to stay hydrated and cool. Another good day in the campground.

July 7th what a wonderful day we had yesterday, as we had some visitors from Jon’s old campground. Mike & Sharon and Randy & Lynn came for a visit. We sort of planned to cook some sausage and hot dogs over a fire, but the afternoon temperature was at 104 degrees and it was too hot to be outside so we stayed indoors and had cold cuts and fruit. It was a very enjoyable visit and we all had a great time. We took them for a tour of the campground and to say they liked it is probably an understatement. Later in the evening Dave and Missy brought Sammie up to the campground as she will be staying for the next 4 nights. We also took them for a tour of the campground. It was a real good day and at the end of the day we were all quite tired.

July 6th so much has happened since we last made an entry to our journal as we have been quite busy with the jobs around the campground. We spent a lot of time getting ready for the July 4th weekend and when it did come we were busy with all of the activities and work in the store. In the last couple of weeks we did our work and on our days off we would visit Jon’s mom and also watch Sammie, got to say that she really likes coming and spending time at the campground. One job that Jon has coming up soon is the installation of Wi-Fi in the campground, and he is looking into several different ways of doing this. In the past several weeks we finished burying the electrical conduit and water lines in the mini golf course that is being built here. When it is finished it will be quite nice, most likely it will be next year. Hopefully when we have the Wi-Fi installed we can keep more update on the journal as now we have to tear down the laptop and take it up to the office to get on line. Kathleen does check our mail while she is working, on the office computer and tries to keep up some that way. Just wanted to say that it has been terribly hot and dry here. Yesterday we had temps of 104, as for the rain we didn’t have any good rain since the day we arrived here in May. Still though it is great to be at a campground .