Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, totally worn out, shouting "Wow...What a Ride!"

Friday, May 10, 2013

Opening Day & Whoopie Pies

Today was opening day at the campground. Half a dozen weekend warriors and half the seasonals are here. I spent the day between the RV and the store. They have not put a computer in the store yet, all reservations are done by phone or in person, nothing online yet but there is talk of getting a reservation program, but of course all things cost money and right now the system is working so other things have priority. The system doesn't seem too complicated, I've dealt with much worse over the years. Yesterday while in the store I got  a pleasant surprise, a familiar face walked in, just took both of us asking where we knew the other from. Turns out it was one of my old regional vice presidents from my banking days. Jane retired before I left the bank, and while I had seen her since she left the bank, she was a customer of the branch I worked in, I hadn't seen her or her mother a favorite customer of mine in a few years. So nice to see others enjoying a life after the craziness that was our banking world. Got back the store after  lunch today and heard someone I knew had made reservations, guess we're going to have some company.
Looks like it is shaping up to be a good season.

Last year I never did any real cooking in the RV, I've prepared a few dinners on top of the stove so far, today was the day to see how the oven worked. I decided to make some pumpkin whoopie pies with maple cream frosting. For the most part they came out fine, on each sheet there were a few that were just a bit overdone. But with patience, keeping picked up as I went along and a step stool I could get along just fine and the whoopie pies came out very well if I do say so myself. Wonder if I'll figure out a way to manage making chocolate covered cherries, maybe not in the mass quantities I used to.

Today was the house inspection, so should know by the end of Monday or Tuesday how that went, can't help being a bit anxious. Can't wait to be on the other side of all of this.

Tomorrow back to the house to take care of few things, get some laundry done and get in a visit with friends.

So until next time...


  1. I was wondering about those cherries; they've been such a tradition

    1. I'm trying to figure it out, they want me to make them here this summer. Guess we'll see where we are come the holidays and if I can find a fridge for them.


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