Here I am already a month into the work here at Mt. Rushmore. So far we have had a mixed bag of weather, snow,rain and sunshine. Sometime all in one day. We just about have a full working crew and can settle down for the summer. One or two have washed out already, other's moved into new position. The RV park we stay in, is all but full. The new owner of Xanterra Parks and Resorts have started putting their changes in place. More will be coming as time goes by. Business has been steady. We make our goal (moneywise) 6 days out of 7. So far lots of overseas tourist are out and about. I feel the Americans will stay in the USA and not go overseas for their vacations. HR has hired some young students from overseas but did not lean heavy into it. I am seeing more retired employees this year.
My sister and her husband are up working also and it has been nice having some of my family to visit with.
It will not be all work and no play for us. HR and all that signed up has already taken a trip down to Crazy Horse Memorial and was shown a good time with lunch provided. They were taken out on Crazy Horse's arm and not very many get to do that. Black Hills Playhouse will soon get started and we will attend their dress rehearsal, just to name a few that are planned.
We have new cash registers this year and it has been an education just to get the cash draw open let along ring up a sale. But Old Dogs can learn new tricks and even remember it the next day. So there is hope for me yet. I for one intend to enjoy the new ones that have joined our group and it was great getting to hug the ones I worked with last year. Just like coming home.
Here is hoping that all that are doing seasonal work have a great summer.