Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I am still ALIVE!

I know it has been a long long time since I posted........my bad!  But I do have some updates for you so here goes......

Paintball has been busy........mostly on weekends......and the weather has for the most part cooperated.  Last weekend was a group doing a bachelor party and when they checked in, it was obvious they were going to have FUN.  If I hadn't been busy with other things, they would have been a fun group to watch. 

Last Saturday was the Adventure Race put on by 41 North Racing.  What a great event.  It was overcast and a little cool but it didn't rain on the racers at all.  Some said it was near perfect conditions which makes sense if you are running, biking and canoeing either 40 or 60 miles.  I know we had racers entered from Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas as well as from all corners of Iowa.  It was my first exposure to such an event and I was impressed.  The promoters did a good job planning as was evidenced by how smoothly the day went and the racers had such positive and good natured attitudes.

Of course May 19 and 20 is the Gladiator Assault Challenge which consists of about five or so miles of race course with thirty or more obstacles that the racers accomplish along the way.  There is a parking fee and spectator fee, and spectators are certainly welcome.  Some maybe present as support to a racer or just curious to what the event consists of and of course some may be scoping it out to see if they want to race the next time we host this event.  We will be offering one way chairlift rides pretty much all day, which is a good way to get to the top to see the obstacles that can't be seen from down below.  Live music will start on Saturday at noon, there will be inflatables for the kids and food and beverage will be available throughout the day.  I think this one will be a blast as well.

The lodge has been busy with meetings, tomorrow is the State meeting for Keep Iowa Beautiful......a great and worthwhile group.......and coming shortly will be several graduation parties for kids graduating from Boone, Ogden and ISU......and then the floodgate of weekend weddings, receptions and class reunions opens for the rest of the summer.

Had both canoes and kayaks on the river for the first time this season last Saturday.  It was good to get back into that groove.  Lots are booking their groups outing now as they know how fast Saturdays especially can be sold out.  Little cool yet for river tubes.......but wow, it is May already and Memorial Day will be here before you know it.  Certainly had no river flooding this spring, so we should be good to go.

Okay........here's the promise........I won't wait so long til I post again.  Will try to post right after the Gladiator at a minimum.  See you at Seven Oaks........

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