Just add water

It’s so frustrating when a supplier is late. But sometimes it happens and there’s nothing you can do about it. Except to maybe whine a little. Or a lot. The new fountain still awaits lights. Until the lights arrive and are installed, the well is dry. Dry as a bone. Dry as a … wishbone?…

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“You’re enjoying this too much!”

Since when is it a sin to enjoy your job? There’s a lot of chuckling going on around the office as we drop a hint here and there regarding next year’s record expansion project. Sometimes, even more information is uncovered internally as the days progress. (In other words, I head over to the Main Office…

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Proud Grandma, lucky grandchildren

Mrs. Koch always has cute stories about her grandchildren (she has 11; #12 is due in July). Beautiful little Anna was here last week. She’s two years old (and just-barely-two, not nearly-three). When Mrs. Koch took her to our Rudolph’s Reindeer Ranch so that she could go on one of the kiddie rides, Anna had…

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You have to listen to win

Please note: This contest has concluded and the prize awarded. — This is one of those contests where you have to be listening to the right radio station at the right time if you want a chance to win. “Win what?” you ask. Win this: Ain’t it a beauty? All you need to do is…

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Splashin’ superheroes

How cute are these little guys? Rachel took this photo last week down at Crocodile Isle (thanks to the parents for giving us their permission to do this). We had chilly temperatures that day, so those little fellows must have used their super-powers to keep warm! ___ Would you like to receive HoliBlog notices –…

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Bahari wave pool

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

We and our friends (old and new) certainly intend to enjoy this weekend. Who wouldn’t? Bahari wave pool is open! In case you’ve been wondering where in the world we put Bahari wave pool, the above photo should help put it all in perspective. (It really is a photo, I assure you. For some reason…

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Painting water tower

I said I wouldn’t do it …

… but here’s one last story about our new water tower. My husband is a dairy farmer … and he needed some equipment welded yesterday. The fellow he normally calls wasn’t available, as he was doing some work at Holiday World (oops! sorry, dear). But the welder was available today and got the milking parlor…

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Mother’s Day hits twice

I tease Thomas that he’s my egghead son. John, 13, is my musical son. And James, 5, is my farm-boy son. Here they are on Christmas morn a few years back. They’re all bright fellows, but Tom is what I sometimes refer to as “scary smart.” I have, by the way, a newspaper clipping of…

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New road in town

A new road in town

Santa Claus is a cute little town. About 2,200 population, with street names befitting the town’s theme: Snowbell Lane, Sled Run, even Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire (I swear! I’ll post a photo of the very long street sign someday). When a new road appears, it’s a bit startling And when the road is…

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water button

Water, water everywhere

… and not a drop to drink. Not! About once a week during the season, we receive a comment that our Free Unlimited Soft Drinks selection should include water. Well. Actually. It does If you dash in and dash out of one of the Pepsi Oasis buildings scattered throughout the parks … … you may…

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Must be “sweeps week”

Oh, my: It’s Sweeps Week Erica and Jackson got married after 17 long years. Carrie and Bo are prepping their pipes. Thirty million headed over to Wisteria Lane to get some answers. … and Pat Koch is featured in a “Close Up” on Evansville TV this evening. The producer called yesterday and needed some additional…

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So, who won the truck?

Remember the amazing truck that was on display in the Christmas plaza? And the contest sponsored by our friends at WBKR radio station? The 33 finalists gathered here Saturday morning and each picked a spot on Revolution. A quick spin of the wheel and… A tie The special arrow added to the ride just for the contest…

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Bahari theming

Oh, the emails we receive …

We chuckle at the emails asking “how do we get there?” and not mentioning their location. And the ones asking us to mail them a brochure, but they don’t include their address. Then there are the phone calls asking, “Are you on the same time with me?” Only they don’t tell us their Time Zone….

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Painting water tower

Would you want this job?

I tease a lot of the directors here at the park: I’m sure glad you like your job — I sure wouldn’t want to do it! Happily, not too many of my fellow employees are camping out at my office door, either. It’s nice to be well-suited to your job. Your career. What about these…

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