Koda, surveying his domain!
I know, I know! It has been a while since a blog has been posted.
We have been having an amazing summer! As usual, lots of groups as well as individual travelers from all over the world.
Our remote "Glacier Camp" is going strong with our new tents and cots. Thank you to Cabela's for helping us pick out the perfect tents for the camp. Our Jet Boat has been running pretty much non-stop with campers as well as day trippers.
Our Crew is great this year and everyone is working hard to create the perfect environment for fun and relaxation. Liz is back as a hostess/waitress. Matthew is making his home made ice cream that is really becoming famous (Go Matt!). We have Chef Philip as the afternoon/evening Chef this year. He creates some of the most tantalizing meals for everyone. Erika has been doing the housekeeping but we will have to let her go back to her life with her husband, Josh, and to help him run the farm and make the hay! Rachelle will be coming on board in August with a new burst of energy, and even an ice cream flavor of her own suggestion, named after her: Spicy Rachelle is a Chai Tea flavor with fresh orange zest; it has been going over very well.
A couple weeks ago a young man from Vail, CO. arrived here on a grey rainy day, with plastic bags on his feet to keep his Crocs dry, on a 49cc mini bike! Rob Shearon, robsruckusroadtrip.com, is a fresh graduate of UC Boulder, and rode his mini up here raising money and awareness for his CUCRC Second Chance Scholarship for sober students. In his 2 months on the road, at no more than 35 mph, he raised more than $20,000! Rob hung out with us helping around the lodge. He really was a wonderful person, full of an amazing energy. It would seem no, that Matt may be riding Rob's mini bike back to him in Vail in May of 2016.
Body count of people who stopped by the lodge on their way to riding a bicycle down to the tip of South America or around the globe: 7. Last summer we had 5.
Number of times Koda has had his picture taken on the pool table: 281. Number of days Bandit has been a grouch because Alan has been off property without him: 7. Number of hours a day you can find Jackson sleeping: 22.
Matt's friend Zach, the banjo player from Wayward North, is out here for a couple weeks helping out, swing out and we'll talk him into play a little banjo with your dinner!
Susie & Alan