In the midst of a humid, 90-degree-plus day out here at KC Watersports, stood two men atop several truckloads of sand, at the northwest corner of our full-size cable lake.
The men let gravity do the work.
Darren & Tyler, with one effective shovel & one not-so-effective shovel, did their best to scrape away one level at a time, inching closer toward the water. The soon-to-be beach had its initial laying today, although Darren says there will need to be much more sand- which should arrive this week.
Now, you may be wondering why this is worthy of receiving our weekly blog topic. Understood. Let me explain...
The truckloads of sand were brought in by season-pass holder, Branden Powell, to supply us our beach. Sure, we already have a large beach on the south end of the lake, but this one is going to be special. The beach, although smaller & farther away in distance, will be your pathway to our new INFLATABLES! The inflatables currently sit through customs, as we anticipate a soft-opening date sometime within the next week.
I went outside to see how Chevy the Dog was dealing with the arrival of sand on his premises.
He opted not to comment on the matter. Although, I noticed the slightest trace of sand around his ankles, so I'm convinced he's stoked.
Colby, who's had his fair-share of time in the sand within the past week while visiting Florida, had this to say, "Right now it's just a big pile of sand. But, it's the start to something incredible."
I'm convinced Colby is stoked too, as are the rest of us here at KC Watersports.
Check out our "INFLATABLES" tab for up-to-date news on the inflatables!
If you are fortunate enough to come see us this summer, then you may come upon a big, wet dog donning a red collar, most likely tangled up by a tow-line around some picnic table. The dog's name is Chevy. He is, indeed, friendly, & enjoys a good scratchin' around his neck from time-to-time.
I had my first encounter with Chevy a few weeks ago. Our meeting was brief, as he does not speak yet. Chevy is less than a year old and still spills his water bowl every half-hour. So, I approached our manager, Darren, who is Chevy's owner.
Chevy, named after screen-actor Chevy Chase, was born in western Kansas. When Darren was on the lookout for a new puppy, he almost brought home two of Chevy's breed. The other was to be named Chase. However, Darren soon realized that taking care of just one of these Husky, St. Bernard, German Shepherd mixes, would be quite the handful. So, Darren brings Chevy to work with him almost every day.
Like I said, when you come and see us this season, you're likely to see Chevy. His first birthday is June 20th, so maybe he will talk that day. A lot of the kids around here blame his silence on my approach to the young dog, as they say he speaks for them all the time. The kids love Chevy.
"He's an awesome dog," says frequent rider, Kaiden.
His older brother, Brett, uses "Playful" to describe Chevy in one word.
Nonetheless, Chevy is just like any of us up here at KC Watersports- approachable, active & constantly wanting to get in the water. Maybe you can get him to talk, now that you have the scoop on his youthful, puppy life.