Can you believe that it is already 4th of July weekend???
Can you believe I’m considering putting my long underwear back on??? And maybe the flannel sheets back on the bed??? Nah, I wouldn’t do that but for a person, like me, who already has issues with cold, damp weather, the past 3 days have been a test of my patience. I had HOPED to spend some of the summer months sitting on my deck, with the cordless phone, watching campers pull in to stay with us! At least the mosquitoes haven’t been bad the past couple of days; enough wind and cooler temps and they have been discouraged too! Starting tomorrow it IS supposed to be nicer.
Speaking of campers coming in, we have guests who stay with us every year. I don’t have their permission to share their names with you but I will say that Fred is a very good cook! And Laura is a wonderful delivery person! I know Laura cooks too because SHE has brought us homemade brownies before! These two people SPOIL us when they are here. I almost hate to write about it because if by chance they DO read this, I don’t want them thinking this is a HINT for more, good, home cookin’!! They’ve been staying with us for YEARS and even if they didn’t cook, we greatly appreciate that they always come back!!
And speaking of campers, I want to address something that I have noticed lately when reading through campground reviews. There were some people here last year that wrote in the review they did of our park that they wouldn’t stay here again because they couldn’t get a cell phone signal. It is hard to read those reviews and know someone is basing their stay on something that we have no control over. Even with us having AT&T for our cell phone sometimes WE don’t have a signal here either. Then there are reviews we read that guests are upset about the wifi connection. Most people carefully read the info on our website or what is written in campground directories. NONE of our information states that we have wifi AT the campsite. It states that “wifi is conveniently located from the lobby” or it states “wifi at a central location”. Then we read reviews that people are upset because they had to sit at a certain spot within the park, or on the deck or in the lobby to connect. I don’t think a lot of people realize that their connection to wifi IS going to depend on how many others are using it at the same time and whether the others are uploading or downloading music or photos, etc. AND sometimes it does depend on YOUR equipment too.
We do not charge our guests for this service and it is not misrepresented in any of the printed material that WE have control over. I don’t think a lot of people also realize that connecting wirelessly gives you a slower speed than if you used the Ethernet. Currently we are connecting at 360 kbs per second download and 95 upload. THAT is the particular level that we are paying for. If we wanted to up our speed, it would cost us twice as much per month as we are paying now. One thing that we just did YESTERDAY was to install a new router that is totally VISTA compatible. I found out that my Belkin router was NOT totally VISTA compatible. The new router will work with MACS and earlier versions of Windows as well as covering VISTA. So we DO keep trying to improve our services to our guests. Our wifi IS password protected.
Hope that might help clear up some issues.
And Dan and I hope everyone has a safe 4th of July!!!
3 weeks ago