I think we are finally ready for Christmas. The group here went out for a nice Christmas dinner. We went to a nearby steakhouse and had good food and camaraderie.(sorry we forgot the camera)
We did get some fresh snow on the mountain, I told Wendy we should drive up and make a snowman. Maybe that's what we will do on Christmas. Otherwise it will be a quiet day for us, chatting with the kids and hitting the hot tub. We will cook up a small ham on X-mas eve and a breakfast casserole for X-mas morning.
The park has been pretty slow with only a couple campers a day coming in. I guess that is the norm this time of year.It is a good time to spruce up the park. The cabins all got fresh stain and we continue to paint electrical pedestals and posts. Wendy and I also did some trim painting in the visitor center.
Last Saturday we had a grand reopening of our Dankworth Ponds. This is a small day use area located 3 miles from Roper Lake. Dankworth had been closed for two years in which time the drained and dredged removing the over crowded cattails. This was a joint effort of different agencies so the reopening ceremony was to recognize those involved.
We had a super weather day for it, 65 sunny with no wind. Wendy and I went to man the gate, although it was a free event we were to greet and keep a headcount for the day. We had a pretty good turnout of about 100 people. They also were offering a archery beginner class, fishing clinic and our junior ranger program, made for a good family day.