"if you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much room"

Sunday, May 27, 2012

project completed!

We were able to finish up our little beautification project and it turned out looking pretty good if I do say so myself!
Our "area" was the visitors parking lot which is just a long wooden fence. The first thing we did was stain both sides of the fence.

The fence is 70' long and it was a lot of work to get it all done. We wanted to transform both sides of the fence and we found some old metal letters laying in a junk pile and these became our focus for the side seen from the entrance road. The letters were cleaned and painted and I built a couple of flower boxes out of scrap lumber. This is the view you have driving into the park.

The other side of the fence was a bigger challenge. I came up with the idea but Rudee did all the creative work. This is what we came up with.

The kids, sunflower, kite and ballons are all made from cut pieces of plywood and have a 3D look to them.
The whole project came in under the budget provided by the park and we have heard some good comments from the other work campers as well as the owners.

Thursday night we went to the local race track to watch the USAC Sprint cars race. We took our chairs and sat in the infield and had a great time. The track is a 1/2 mile dirt oval and it sure was fun watching the cars skidding through the turns with the drivers fighting for control. They sure were fast!

Memorial Day week end is winding down and we have been really busy the last two days. Saturday morning the cafe was a zoo! We ended up serving 48 meals in the 90 minutes we were open!
Sunday was a little slower but not by much. We are both tired from our long week and are looking forward to the next 2 days off, we need the rest! I'll keep you posted!


  1. The project looks great! I am voting it "Best in Park". Ya'll deserved a break at the races. Nothing like watching the "local" racers.

  2. You folks did a fantastic job on that "renovation" project! That KOA should be VERY happy with all you do. It's over and beyond the "usual". I bet you are tired! Hope you do something fun on your days off.

  3. You two really did outdo yourselves! You get the ole WAAHOOOOOOOO and three CLAP CLAP CLAPS!! Super creative! Well done!

  4. Wow! What a difference a day makes. Looks 100% better. Way to go!

  5. Congratulations on a job well done. It makes a world of difference. So much more welcoming.
    Hope you enjoy your days off. Just another day out in the oil fields.

  6. Wow, you guys get workcamper of the year award. You certainly go above and beyond! Any park would be happy to have you :)