Gloria and Janelle bravely held up the counter in the gift shop as the crush of visitors threatened to topple it over. Atta-girl to Janelle who was fashionably attired with a snazzy hat and promoting sales of similar hats on the shelf.
Niall conducted the speeder rides in between training sessions with his share of the CVS crew doing track maintenance duties. Another work day with the same guys and he'll have a Section Gang!
Hans plied his carpentry skills again in the pump house and party car kitchen shed refurbishing projects.
Barry C. utilized his ranching background as he ran herd on the multi-tasking CSVs that put up safety fencing on the north side of the track, cleaned the Mail/Express Car, painted over Hans' handiwork and did some baby tree removal along Tracks 3 and 6. He also served as Chef du Jour for the volunteers and demonstrated his improving skills in that regard - no more decorative black crust on the lasagne.
Stephen and Jamie measured the Rycroft car so Stephen could provide the dimensions to a very generous donor who will manufacture the proper sized tarp to cover the car until roof repairs can be scheduled. When it comes to garnering donations, Stephen is "da man"!
Ivan planted plants in the garden, imagineered the mini-rail set-up for the Father's Day festivities and pondered the Dunvegan Roof project some more, all the while trying to figure out our Insurance Agent's agenda.
Hans, Phil, Barry and Jamie continued with the car maintenance inventory and successfully inspected another 14 cars without incurring further damage to themselves or the cars.
Don and Herb held court in the Calder Shop and provided sage advice to all and sundry.
Sunday June 9:
Carol and Janelle manned the gift shop and warmly greeted the surprising number of visitors on a cold and dreary day. Kudos to the gals for providing the only warmth in that building - there must be a big lump of ice still residing in the crawl space.
Barry W really made hay and reduced mosquito habitat along the track and road with the riding mower as he bravely ventured where no mower has ever been. He also was the speeder hero of the day and regaled the young'uns with tales of the railroad to distract them from the rain pouring through the holes in the roof of the speeder.
Barry C set production records with his latest toy, the newly donated grass trimmer - dandelions shrink in fear when they hear him approaching. Thank you, John C. for the generous donation thus keeping Barry deliriously happy.
Jamie was the unhandyman around the site as he managed to break more sidewalk boards than he fixed.