J. Strom Thurmond Lake
We felt like we were properly trained on Saturday,
so Sunday we were thrown to the wolves (so to speak).
Our hours are 9-5, but we drove the 10 minutes
to Clarks Hill Park a bit early to get everything prepared.
There's an alarm to turn off, the door to unlock.
Air conditioning gets turned on,
and log into the cash register.
George hoisted the flag in the front of the building..
Once we're all ready to go,
we open the blinds and take a cover off the "iron ranger",
which is an honor-system container for the $4.00 entrance fee.
The morning was slow at first.
Being Mother's day, we figured that it would get busier later,
after church let out and some moms got their breakfast :-)
It did get busier later,
a slow steady stream of picnickers,
boaters, and people wanting to enjoy the lake.
Most people were pretty nice!
I got a few 'Happy Mother's Day!',
and I returned the greeting to most of the women :-)
We chuckled at the cars that saw that the gatehouse
is now being manned after a long winter season,
and immediately turned around.
Geez, $4.00 is going to break you?
Apparently they weren't using the 'honor' system before :-)
The steady stream of customers made the day go quickly,
and at 5 pm we closed up shop,
counted our money,
and deposited it into the safe in the gatehouse.
Next Saturday & Sunday we'll do it again!
I had a great Mother's day as well,
hearing from both my boys,
and calling my Mom when we got home.
Hope everyone had a great day yesterday as well!