day one of the open house went really well. folks seemed to enjoy the place and the animals enjoyed all of the extra attention.
we were all pretty tired by the end of the day, and it was almost 10pm before i was done with all of the bedtime stuff so i apologize for not posting last night but my bed was seriously calling to me after a 17 hour day!
it looks like it will be another beautiful day and most likely pretty busy again. note to myself for next year..we need a min. of 8-10 tour guides to keep up with the volume and to keep the tours smoothly flowing. we got a little bit backed up a few times because each tour takes about an hour and a half and we need new tours going out every 15 minutes or so so folks don't need to wait for too long. someone remind me of this next year because i won't remember this for that long!
i wasn't going to water the lawns last night because i was so tired but the baby grass areas were looking a bit wimpy so i thought i better soak them down. while i was out there i started smelling something burning and noticing quite a lot of smoke in the air. i couldn't find where it was coming from so kevin helped me check all of the buildings to make sure it wasn't us. thank god it wasn't us...someone must have been burning close by to here.
if i am not so sore and tired tonight, i will try to post a better and more personal blog on our open house.
but for now..i better get moving again, it is open house day 2 and i have stuff to do.