We have seen some pretty crazy weather this week but in many ways, this weather is quite normal for this time of the year. What seemed actually strange were the unusually warm and dry weather days we had in January and the first half of February. I remember several years of freezing weather in December, January and February months. One year in January, our park did not receive garbage service for nearly 10 days because of ice on the road after six or so inches of snow. This weather is unwelcome but necessary to keep our hills green and river water full. As part of our responsibility to our guests at our campground, we must keep an eye on our faucets and pipes. This wild swing in temperatures could lead to frozen pipes or worse, broken pipes. This weather of wind, snow, and hail will continue through next week. On the bright side, we expect some sunshine this weekend so, we encourage you to get out and go camping.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Spring cleaning is a hard job but we do it to make everything fresh. This task is more than just sweeping dirt and leaves from the drives and RV pads. We have to check all hose taps and replace. It seems that the water, since it is so soft, has a great affect on the metal faucets and pipes. The temperature also has some influence in that tiny holes can develop and during a hard freeze - boom. You have some major leaks. Spring cleaning also requires us to fix pot holes that developed during the past season. Our park is at the end of a hilly entry that is influenced by winter rain run off. If you let the pot holes go, the road could give way. I do not think customers and guests would appreciate that. Spring cleaning involves more than cleaning. It also requires inspection and repairs, as needed. We want our park to look nice for everyone who comes to stay or visit. We also appreciate your comments on how we are doing because customers and guests are our best inspectors.
The purpose of this blog is to comment and keep our guests and curious campers updated with the latest happenings at our resort. We are located on the Chetco River in beautiful southern Oregon not too far from the California border. At the moment we are taking advantage of the early spring weather to clean, upgrade and revive our spaces for the upcoming season. In April, we are scheduling a spring clean up to start our season off right.