As our last guests checked out yesterday, the demolition party began. While adding on to the Main Lodge, we also are giving the dining room a facelift, and re-arranging the kitchen and office space. So, within hours of the final departure of the season pictures had been removed from walls, wallpaper pulled down, trim removed, doors taken away and everyone had a blast doing it with the country music cranking and lots of laughs. As you can see in the picture Jerry, Bill and Ben seemed to have the most fun doing the demolition- boys will be boys. Tomorrow we’ll move all the tables and chairs to storage for the spring and empty out the kitchen so they can get some major work done in there as well. The carpets come up next week and then we’re off to the races. Dace has relocated his office to his house over by the Sunday pasture. I’ve moved much of the equipment to my home office and Ben is going to stay it out upstairs until his new office is ready in the new Lodge addition.
We followed up the demolition party with a thank you dinner and party for all our staff. It was nice to close off the season giving our appreciation for all that the team brought to the ranch experience. And we got to hear some pretty fun stories in the process. The party closed down with a great slide show put together by Rusty. It really captured how much more there is to working at VVR than just a job. Now many of the crew are heading off to their next adventures in life, and some will be coming back for the summer. We thank this amazing crew and hope you get to cross paths with some of them in the future!