Christmas Is Over!

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:

  1. 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!
  2. Don’t irritate old people. The older we get, the less “Life in Prison” is a deterrent.
  3. Do you ever get up in the morning, look at the mirror, and say, “That can’t be accurate.”
  4. 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 !!