Monday, June 25, 2007

2007 Season

At this date we are two festivals into our 07 season. The first two were new, the Rhapsody in Green at Elkhart, Indiana and the Water Festival at Three Rivers, Michigan. The two shows were good for first timers and we would definately go back to them, however the first show will need some scrutiny as to next years placement. We are in Flint, Mi. today getting ready to leave for Algonac for the Pickerel Festival. We did this fest last year and were very pleased with the outcome.

These festivals are good for trying out new procedures and equipment. There was a problem with the flash attachment which has been fixed and this week we will be installing a new cis for the Epson 1280 printer, (cis stands for continuous ink system). We are hoping this will save us $$$ that we will probably put in our gas tanks. Gas prices have forced a rise in our prices this year. So far the new prices have not been a problem, but this will be the first time we will see last year's customers.

This must be the Bush administration's remedy for the soaring national debt, (now close to 9 tril), raise the rate of inflation so that the debt doesn't look so bad. Sorry I didn't mean to get so political but I really hate to have to raise my prices just because of the stupidity that is coming out of Washington. It's going to be a long 18 months.

We will have more from Algonac with pictures.

Sunday, June 3, 2007


For the past few months we have been posting about camphosting at Georgia's Ft. Yargo State Park. We left that park after volunteering for five months and are now traveling to Michigan to work the summer fairs.
We very much enjoyed our stay in Ga. and look forword to comming back in the fall. Over the years we have returned to this place for a few weeks at a time because it is only twenty miles from Eric & LeAnn. During this time we have come to know the staff and now regard them as old friends, so much so that returning is like comming home.
So we reflect on the incredible beauty of the park and the hard working people on the staff who keep it that way. Eric Bently (not to be confused with our son Eric Doyle), Claire, Artie, Cathleen, Debbie, Kiri, Jessica, Larry, Rhonda, Eloise, Wes, Chris, Lucas, Jud and our gatekeepers, we want to say thank you for your hard work and your friendship.
You are our extended family.

Leo & Peg

Leo & Peg Murray, from Flushing, Mi. took over as camphosts after our short stint nine years ago. They have had that post all these years and have become very good friends of ours. Also it is common knowledge among several park managers that leo & Peg have set the standard for camphosting in Georgia State Parks.

The Littlest Ranger

Meet Kevin Murray. He is the grandson Of Leo & Peg Murry who have been camphosts at Ft. Yargo for the last nine years. It is well known that Kevin is one of the hardest working volunteers at the park.