Opening week has been an interesting one due to weather. Several cold windy days left everyone feeling like summer had played a trick upon us, bringing a few warm days and then running away. The cold nights may be good for sleeping, but they are keeping many of the ranch flowers at bay. Still, summer is bound to be here soon.
Our new staff is settling in and enjoying all the ranch has to offer, but also working hard. It is a challenge to take a group of new young people and open with our family guest ranch running like a well oiled machine; we have to work through our kinks. Everyone is learning quickly, however, and we make sure to keep in good spirits.
We usually welcome a large family from Texas each year during our first week, and this year they brought three sets of newlyweds. It was fun to meet the new additions to the 4UR Family, and show them all that our Colorado guest ranch has to offer.
One thing we offer is wildlife. Given our location in Goose Creek Valley, deep in the San Juan Mountains, it is not uncommon to spot bears – and this spring we have had several run-ins with a young bear. He has taken up residence next to the dumpster, which happens to be near Aaron’s house, and has been spotted several times. He will probably end up being quite a nuisance…