But not so perfect for the campground itself. It's been unseasonably chilly the last week or two, and even though it's still been busy enough on the weekends for campers, the day use area fees are way down. Nobody wants to go to the beach when the daytime high is only 17C (63F)!
And that's what the high was yesterday. It's been going down to around 9C (48F) at night. Chilly for this time of year!
But, as I said, that is really nice weather for working. Less people has actually made our job a little easier, whereas the people who work at the gate and the gal who works the restaurant and store are not happy because much of their income depends on the revenue from the people who use the day use area and there haven't been many of them at what is supposed to be the busiest time of year.
Our Craftsman lawn tractor.
One of my projects has been working on our little lawn tractor. This thing cuts the grass really nicely, but the deck never raised up and down properly and the belts were badly worn. So I spent almost $200 of the campgrounds money and bought the right parts to fix it up properly. I had ordered and picked up two hanging brackets but when I went to install them I found that they had sent me two right hand brackets instead of a left and a right. So I've called the supplier and got them to order the proper one. That should be all I need to put it back together.
Only two more days until our August long weekend starts. I'm being told the campground is sold out again, but I guess we'll see. The weather forecast is not great...highs of only around 21C, but no rain...yet!
Oh, and thanks for all your comments yesterday about Minneapolis. We'll definitely pass this time around given that you all know we like hiking and visiting some parks along the south shore. Plus, Duluth does seem like a worthwhile visit in itself, so we'll go that route. Thanks for your feedback!