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westernrvparkowner

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Posted: 06/21/13 10:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Owning parks brings a lot of challenges. Over the years I have posted about problems with slobs, with carelessness,with the self important, with crazy people and on and on. There is one big issue I have never mentioned, and it is an issue that is actually causing me to think about selling out.
Many great friends we have made over the past decade are dying or becoming so imfirm they can no longer travel. It is becoming all too often that I pick up the phone and get the sad news that a friend will no longer be visiting.
With the normal problems in the parks, I can rant, rave, spew venom and get over it. This is different. When a long time guest has taken their final trip to the park, I feel sad whenever I pass what was "their" site. Sometimes I just hate this business.

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Posted: 06/21/13 10:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yea,

But think of all the great memories their friends had with them while visiting your park, while they where still around. All the pictures of your park that where taken of them in the "Good times".

Your park is making a lot of wonderful memories for other families.

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Posted: 06/21/13 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hmmm.... Now you have me thinking! We were thinking just the opposite. We are planning on going full-time in our RV and were giving a lot of thought to building/purchasing an RV park to live in and work as we got older.


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Posted: 06/21/13 10:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It seems the great circle of life is everywhere I suppose,


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I feel your pain and understand what you are going through. We stay ever year for 3 months at an RV Resort in the San Diego area. Over the past 16 years we have become close to the older couple in the spot directly behind ours. Every year we would spend time with them going to lunch, sight seeing, even helping them pick out a new RV...etc. When not at the RV Park we would talk to them on the phone or via e-mail. Two years ago they didn't show up. The park staff didn't know what had happened to them.

We finaly discovered that he had passed away and we haven't been able to find out what happened to her. The phone is disconnected and no response to our e-mails. She had been showing signs of dementia but has family nearby where they lived, I'm confident she is being cared for.

It wasn't the same without them last year.

With you this would be multiplied by several more couples...

I take comfort in knowing that we had fun and hopefully added to our friends enjoyment while they were at the resort. I hope you can feel comfort that you helped enrich the lives of your guests.

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"There's not a d*** thing good about getting old."

All around me, people are getting old, going to live in "homes" even.
The next thing I know, one of us will die.
My mind is younger than my body, that's not so good either. I want to get on the fast track for getting lots of things done, but my body is not up for it.

I know the feeling, sorry.


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We all reach a point in life where we know more dead people than we do people who are living... It's the way of things.. never forget those who have passed, and rejoice in the remembrances of good times... soon we all join them...

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WESTERNRVPARKOWNER, You have to be a special person to care about your customers. I stayed every winter season at the same park in Florida for many years. My wife died, I notified them, they returned my deposit and I have never heard from them again. It is as though I or my wife ever existed. The last year I was there I was badly injured in a sudden downburst storm, not even a visit from any of the staff.
So thank God for park owners that give a hoot about their customers.

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westernrvparkowner wrote:

Owning parks brings a lot of challenges. Over the years I have posted about problems with slobs, with carelessness,with the self important, with crazy people and on and on. There is one big issue I have never mentioned, and it is an issue that is actually causing me to think about selling out.
Many great friends we have made over the past decade are dying or becoming so imfirm they can no longer travel. It is becoming all too often that I pick up the phone and get the sad news that a friend will no longer be visiting.
With the normal problems in the parks, I can rant, rave, spew venom and get over it. This is different. When a long time guest has taken their final trip to the park, I feel sad whenever I pass what was "their" site. Sometimes I just hate this business.


Sadly it is the way of the world. People are born, then they die. It's how you live inbetween that makes it worth it. You have made great friends, You have been a plus in their life. Enjoy the memories , Say a prayer for their families, and go on.

As for getting old not being good. No it's not. But it is better than the alternative.


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When I loose a life long friend or see them become so incapacitated due to age that they can't do anything anymore....It does really make me sad.
And it makes me realize that we are all standing in that same long line and are moving up to the same condition.

Now...I'm going outside and do something.


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