Sunday, May 31 was a monumental day around here for two reasons. First, because it was the first day of our 2009 season. That means all of the prep needed to be finished, cabins cleaned, food ready, staff in place. The second reason was because, for the first time in recent history, Ken and Randy Sue left it two Justin, Ryan, and I to open the ranch. 
We all had our doubts, our worries, and our concerns. But somehow, we pulled it off. It helps that the majority of our staff was returning this year, so they know what goes where, what it means to clean a cabin correctly, and how to cook and serve a meal. 
Justin did Ken’s famous Sunday night speech, 

Ryan had the wranglers and the horses ready to go, and Peyton and I patrolled for odds and ends. 

And Monday,  when Ken and Randy Sue were back on the scene. I think we all breathed a huge sigh of relief: phew, we are open!