We started a new tradition at the campground last year. Every Friday night, we get a campfire going at our new community bonfire pit located in front of the pool. We moved the start time back to 9pm this year to give people more time to set up their campers and get all settled. Once you're ready, head over to the campfire and enjoy a free s'more on us. We will try and have a new twist on the traditional recipe for the s'mores each week. The bonfires give our seasonal campers a chance to mingle with each other. The bonfires also give the weekend campers a chance to enjoy a bonfire without having to get one going on the first night. We, as owners, will be there as well. It gives us a chance to relax and socialized after a hard week of campground repairs and before a busy weekend of campground activities. So on your next camping trip at Maple Ridge Campground, make sure you stop by on Friday night.
Hope you filed your taxes on time. We officially opened Maple Ridge Campground today. The store was still being stocked but we were open for business. I was able to keep stocking the shelves while meeting two new monthly guests and a few seasonal campers who came by middle of the week to pay off their balance.
Jarrod was busy working on the bathhouse update. We added new bathroom vanities to both the men's and women's bathhouse. New primer and paint is next on the list for the bathhouse. We already hung the new shower curtains and added non-slip floor mats outside the shower stalls. Bet you didn't know owning a campground could be as glamerous as picking out and installing non-slip floor mats, huh? We also have plans to rearrange the layout inside the bathhouse to make the 3 changing areas bigger.
Maple Ridge Campground opens Wednesday, April 15, 2015! We have been busy moving our life’s collection into the house on the property. We should finish the move today so we can move onto the “fun” things like turning on the water to the campsites, stocking the store, and cleaning up all the leaves and sticks on the ground.
My mom, who has been a great help this week, asked me yesterday what our plans were for today. I literally had no idea. We are taking this adventure one day at a time. That reminded me of a Pinterest quote I have saved…”You don’t need to have it all figured out to move forward.” That is definitely the current motto of MRC, because we don’t have any of it figured out and we have to keep moving forward. Opening day is 8 days away!