The last campers pulled out (supposedly) by noon today and then it was time to do closing procedures. The part Mark and I played in it was to bring all the soap and shampoo dispensers and cleaners up to the main building to empty them into bottles so they won’t freeze this winter. Then we washed the dispensers out and put all the used rags through the washer and drier. We emptied the garbages, turned off the heat and locked the doors. What a joy to be done for this season!
Mark took a final ride on his Harley and then loaded it into the back of the truck for our trip. I did some clean up inside. We still have things to get ready in the morning before we go, but we’re getting there.
This evening Tim and Kathy had a staff appreciation dinner for all of us in the adult lounge. Kathy’s mother had come for a visit and got put to work cleaning the carpets today, so she came to the dinner too. It was nice getting to know her. At first everyone was sitting and visiting in small groups, but Kathy mixed drinks for those who drink and things began to loosen up. Turns out, Kathy worked her way through college as a bar tender.
Dinner was catered by Mink River Basin. There was roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables and biscuits. The roast beef was huge and Tim carved large pieces.
A good time was had by all. I am so glad this is only “so long” and not “goodbye”. I really like these people and look forward to coming back next year!