Well, if you’ve been living under a rock or on a deserted island for the past few months you won’t have heard that Sabrina, the manager at our Brighton KOA, has purchased herself a Chip Trailer for the purpose of feeding our absolutely amazing campers and venturing out as an Entrepreneur. Don’t worry….. she’s still going to be the incredible manager she has always been, but now she will spend much of her free time supervising her own staff and developing yummy menu items. I’ve already joined a gym now to hopefully get myself in the habit so that I don’t gain a million pounds eating all that pulled pork poutine once we open next season.
The purchase and transfer of title of the trailer was fairly smooth and uneventful. It wasn’t until the day of moving the trailer to the KOA that the fun began. You see, the trailer is used and has been parked for a while so she was concerned with towing it directly behind a truck. So instead, she arranged a friend of her fathers to bring his big trailer to the parking lot where it was parked and using a winch they planned to pull the chip trailer up and then tow it on top of his trailer.
According to Sabrina the day ended up being a total cluster *&$(*^* (you know what). And if you don’t know, good for you – you don’t have a potty mouth!
They arrived and began to get the chip trailer ready to winch up onto the tow trailer and the winch wouldn’t work. They just couldn’t get it started. So, they developed a new plan, which was to hitch it to the truck and use the truck to pull it up onto the trailer.
This plan was working…. until, they got it halfway up and realized it wasn’t going to fit because of the fenders on the side of the tow trailer and the chip trailer being just a bit too wide to fit in between the fenders. Here’s a picture of the trailer and fenders so you can see what I mean.
Anyway, they came up with a third plan and another friend was called in. They were going to attempt to get the chip trailer up onto the tow trailer on blocks so that it would sit higher than the fenders on the tow trailer. Well that plan just wasn’t panning out and by this point everyone was tired, and hungry, and getting more frustrated by the minute. The sun was starting to set so they tried one final attempt by calling CAA since Sabrina had a membership for her car. Apparently the trailer itself wasn’t covered on her plan so they wouldn’t send a tow truck out for it. As you can imagine, everyone was starting to feel disappointed.
Well, before they all left, Sabrina’s Dad – some of you know him lovingly as Marty – decides he’s going to be a hero and just tow the chip trailer to his friends house which was very close by. So, they hitched it up to Marty’s vehicle and they all drove off in a convoy. Once they were on the road, Marty, with Sabrina fully in agreement, just declares “we’re just going to go straight to the KOA”.
So, after hours of attempting to tow the trailer in the safest way possible, they just decided to throw caution to the wind and get that puppy home using only side roads of course. A short drive that should have taken ten minutes took them almost double, but eventually Sabrina was proud to say that her new Chip Trailer, named Fryday, is now residing at its new home at the Brighton KOA.
Stay tuned for more news of all the renovations and upgrades Sabrina has planned for Fryday before opening weekend on April 28-30, 2017. It’s a great weekend to come camping with us – Camp Friday and for only a minimum $10 donation to Care Camps Saturday is included. We’d love to see you supporting two worthy causes – Care Camps and Sabrina’s new business. Call us to book your weekend now 613-475-2186 or book online.
I know 2016 isn’t even over yet and we are so close to the Christmas holidays that people may not be thinking about Camping at all. Especially after that amazing snow fall we had this week. It’s almost up to my knees around here!!!! But, we’ve had a ton of reservations come in since November, so, if you want to camp with us opening weekend, don’t put it off too long to make your reservations.
Thanks for reading!