Christmas usually marks almost halfway point in the season, and the first half has been PHENOMENAL! It appears that the last half will be the same. I remember Christmas as a child. Santa would come on Christmas Eve, and Mom and Dad would go back to work on Christmas Day if we had as many as two guests.
I finished college and military duty and came back here in 1971 with no intention of staying here, but that is a story for a future date. From 1971 to 1976, I managed to build our occupancy rate from not quite 50% to a virtual 100% occupancy. I will never be the visionary that my parents were, but I do know how to hustle for business and read a bottom line. The best advertising that a company can have is satisfied customers, and, with the help of a great staff, we have managed to achieve that!
In 1977, I decided to shut down for 5-7 days over Christmas since all of our employees had worked 6-7 days a week since mid-October. This gave the guides, dogs, and ladies who work here a much-needed break, and allowed them to come back fresh and excited for the second half of the season. I am very pleased that Cader IV decided to keep this tradition.
As I mentioned above, the second half of the season is very solid. We probably have a couple of dates in both January and February that are not sold out, and March dates are booking solid as I write this. If you are thinking about a reservation, I would encourage you to call soon.
And finally, I get to my favorite part of my blog where I write about funny things that I have either thought of or read. So here they are:
- When my grandchildren began to get on my nerves over Christmas, I simply followed the directions on the Aspirin bottle. I would take two aspirins, and keep away from children. Ah, serenity would arrive and my headache would disappear!
- Don’t irritate old people. The older we get, the less “Life in Prison” is a deterrent.
- Do you ever get up in the morning, look at the mirror, and say, “That can’t be accurate.”
- I have a dreaded urologist appointment next week. I have stolen a pair of gloves from the bird cleaning crew, and plan to put my gloves on the same time as him. It may not change the outcome, but I plan to make him nervous as hell!
In closing, I would like to wish you and your families a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year !!