Hey campers! One year on June 14th of running beautiful Mountain Park Resort. We are having difficulty finding adequate words to describe our experiences; amazing, educational, wonderful, blessed, fun, and tiring! 24/7 camping, but we get to go home to our own beds…. How lucky is that?
The learning curve has been tremendous for me specifically as the only other jobs I have had are nurse and bartender, and I have discovered that bookkeeping is not my forte. I even took a course at College of the Rockies over the winter, and math/books are still not my friend! Todd is a man with a lot of knowledge so he has fit right in, and has put all his lifelong skills to use.
Working and living with family full time can be a bit trying for everyone, but I feel we have managed it beautifully with very few bumps. Our kids have settled into the community as have my parents. Everyone we have met has been supportive, friendly and eager to help out.
We have some monthly campers that have shared their lives with us, and have become like family, along with the staff we have hired.
The winter was slow, but warm compared to Manitoba anyhow. The weather is definitely a bonus here as are the incredible attractions and scenery. Listening to the Goat River lull us to sleep in the evening is so nice, and taking a dip in the summer is magical.
The store has expanded and changed immensely over the winter, and we now sell some fantastic hippie boho merchandise, fruit, postal, flowers, ice cream, groceries, and support many local artisans with their wares. Our goal has been to spread the word that #
We have all now celebrated a birthday in the Kootenays, and have become involved with some community organizations. We have an awesome Tragically Hip tribute band coming August 6th called The Hip Replacements; camping packages available online, and individual tickets available on EventBrite. Karaoke planned for some long weekends as well. All day June 14th we will be selling half price ice cream, and have special deals on in house and in store.
It still feels surreal sometimes when I leave the store for the campground, and realize that we are truly living the dream. I look around at the tall cedars, cantina, campers and feel alive, and lucky.
We can’t wait to see “old” friends, and meet some “new” ones. We appreciate and value all of you, and your feedback as to what makes or would make MPR a special place for you and your families.