Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Changes at the Ranch

We had a great week, really nice guests and it sure does not hurt that we now only have 4 weeks left before we begin our new and exciting adventures.

The ranch also changes as of this week, adults only, no kids, not just guests, but the young ones that have been working all season have left.

Flowers in bloom around the ranch this week!

Then most importantly, our working hours change. This is because for the entire season, we have cooked two separate meals, one for the staff, then another an hour later for the guests. Now the staff eats with the guests. We no longer have to start work at 6am, we will now be starting an hour later, yippee, another hour of sleep in the morning!

A breathtaking rainbow at the ranch this week!

Then, many of the activities cease to continue. This does not affect us but it changes the atmosphere of the entire ranch.

Alcohol, can now be served in the dining area, where as for the entire season, it was not allowed. This will probably not affect us either since we do breakfast and lunches. Well at least we hope it does not affect us! Not sure if we want to deal with people who may drinking at breakfast and/or lunch.

Flowers in bloom around the ranch this week!

Also, possibly wishful thinking on my part but we are hoping that the cookie eating will not be as enormously high as it has been. This in itself will cut our hours as well. Not that we had been working excessive hours, but they have been busy ones. Whereas now it will not only be less hours but those hours will not be as full with total busyness as it has been in the past few months.

Looking forward to the changes and to making it through the last four weeks before heading out and crossing off two more states on our bucket list.

Beautiful scenery on the way to the ranch!

Life is grand and we are so very grateful that we are able to live this lifestyle and to be able to share it with all of our friends and readers. Thank you for reading our blog and especially for all the wonderful comments you all send, we love hearing from each and every one of you.

The road into the ranch!


Happytrails said...

Things are always easier in the kitchen when you're not as rushed. Glad it is settling down for an easier 4 weeks.
Beautiful flowers and scenery where you are.
Take care and hope you enjoy!
Mike & Gerri

Margie M. said...

Your schedule change sounds great. Hope there are no more of those rude and cranky guests left behind. Loved the pics of your area.

Gail Durham said...

Beautiful scenery and flower plctures!

Ali said...

What beautiful pictures. Really like the rainbow.

We are also on our countdown. We have six weeks to go and then we will be done with our first carnival season. We have learned a lot and are thinking of returning next year unless something else comes along before then.

Enjoy the next few weeks. Hope the changes are all positive ones.

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

Gorgeous flowers and rainbow! Sorry you had such a rude guest!! Sounds like she needed to feel like she was important. Your great food obviously threatened her. Hope this week is better!


Freely Living Life said...

LOVE the rainbow picture! Beautiful.

"Life is grand and we are so very grateful that we are able to live this lifestyle and to be able to share it with all of our friends and readers."

YES YES YES! :) :) We are eternally grateful that we have found true freedom and a way to actually LIVE life!

Hope to see you down the road,
The Freely Living Life Family

Wayne and Maureen said...

Checking in to see if you got any cookies lying around...Maureen says I need to lose a few before we get out on the road :>) You guys sure have a beautiful "home" and it changes within a month!
See Ya

Kate said...

Gorgeous phots, thanks for taking the time to share.