Ok – so it’s been a while. Sorry about that! We’ve settled in here at Country Oaks, we’ve got ourselves a routine and it’s mostly good!
I’ve gotten well acquainted with Campground Master, that will be an awesome addition to my resume! The office has been getting busier as we get closer to Memorial Day weekend – the summer season kick-off! We are completely filled up and Lynn even opened up some seasonal sites that are currently not in use, and they are getting snatched up! Other weekends are filling up, such as 4th of July and their infamous Water Wars weekend! Lynn has been ordering stuff to stock up the store, new t-shirts, sweatshirts and fleece jackets, as well as snack items, pool toys and RV essentials.
Bob, Joe and Bill built and painted new shelving for the store – looks nice! As guests come into the store, they are all commenting how nice the update looks! Plus there’s a lot more room for goodies!
The highlight since my last post had been Gene & Eileen visiting with us for a few days! For our welcome dinner, I did a fairly good job at making Linda’s Shrimp & Grits. Came out pretty good, if I do say so myself!
We had a great time showing them around the Jersey Shore. They had 3 days here, so stops in Cape May, Ocean City and Colts Neck was what there was time for, oh – and a quick lunch stop in Pt Pleasant!
It was sad saying seeing them move on, but I’m sure we will see them in FL in 2018!
Another highlight was a visit with my brother. He lives in Keyport (about 1 1/2 hours from here), which is a town over from where we grew up. Sadly, my sister-in-law, Caroline, was working – we will have to plan another date when they are both off! Bill also spent a day with his brother, John, while I stayed home cleaning and cooking!
Other than that, we’ve just been doing some chores (the A/C issue still isn’t done!), hanging out walking and biking the boards. Life is good.
Today, as I am getting ready to post, it’s a rainy yucky day outside. It’s amazing to me to realize we’ve been here just shy of 6 weeks! Tomorrow is the official summer kick-off of Memorial Day weekend! Not sure how it is where you are but here on the Jersey Shore – it’s a mixed blessing – a love/hate relationship. Business owners down the shore have basically 14 weeks to make their $$$. Locals prefer the spring/summer but it’s hard to hang out on the beach before the temps warm up, or after they’ve cooled off. Locals generally avoid the beaches on weekends, or if we do go – we go early and leave by lunchtime. Our work schedule has us off Tuesdays and Wednesdays, another good/bad thing – better for beach days, but the downside is most of our family and friends are off weekends. First world problems I’m sure we will figure out!