Synopsis of Summer

Now that we our summer volunteer work position is over and we are officially back in Kansas with more dependable internet service, I thought I’d show you where we’ve been. I also discovered that my mouse was at least partially to blame for the computer problems that were frustrating me so I’m working with just the touch pad on my laptop and so far, it seems to be going well.

We have served as camp hosts for the RV park at Golden Bell Nazarene Camp about 4 miles from Divide, CO. Our little corner of that world included 37 camping sites, a pavilion, men’s and women’s restrooms, and a dozen or so trashcans. Each week, when we got the list of who was coming in, when and to which site, I made a personal welcome sign to go at the entrance to the site. Liberty was parked in the Camp Host site and the sign at the entrance said Check in with the Camp Host.

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Most of the campers at Golden Bell, though, were return customers and they seemed to feel that the sign didn’t apply to them since they knew where they were going! Once we tracked them down to give them their welcome packet, our personal interaction with them lessened. Yes, we picked up their trash and cleaned their bathrooms and LeRoy kept the firewood stack replenished,but that may or may not have meant that we spent much time with them individually.

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Lest you think that the RV park is all of Golden Bell, I have pictures of other parts of the 320 or so acres as well. Campers can be accommodated in cabins, yurts, tepees or other venues in addition to the lodge itself.

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Campers are never at a loss for something to do during activity hours, either. There are two zip lines and one is accessed by a climbing wall.

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two mini golf experiences including this interesting shot

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two ponds for fishing or “funyak”ing and an indoor heated pool, a horseshoe pit and an archery range just for starters.

We met so many people we’ll never forget both in the park and on the rest of the camp. We are so rich in friends, all over the country.

Since we’ve been back we’ve had a cookout with a couple dozen friends and family here at the Landing and LeRoy plied the grilling skills he worked on at Golden Bell except that he wasn’t cooking pork chops for 100 and our grill is miniature by comparison.

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This week we’ll be leaving for a Silver Eagle bus rally in Grand Island, NE and then heading for Tecumseh, KS for a Melton family reunion next weekend. After that we’ll be moving on to Branson, MO on the pretense of another bus rally, but really mostly a shopping trip as I see it!

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One Response to Synopsis of Summer

  1. WendY says:

    Welcome home to Kansas from North Carolina!

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