Making Memories with Chris and Gary Lubitz
My husband, Gary, and I were the second workcamping couple and third RVers to stay at Pioneer RV Resort when they first opened.
We were literally there ‘from the ground up!’ We worked at the park for 9 ½ years and not only do we consider it our ‘first home’ in retirement, but we also consider those first guests and the owners as our ‘family of friends’!
My husband and our friend, Roy Barnett, (who passed away last year) built many of the things still in use at Pioneer…picnic tables, roadside fence, cabin decks, fish cleaning house, original boardwalk etc. etc. I worked as Activity Director for the first three years back when Gary and Roy cut mesquite to cook the hamburgers for our Buck-A-Burger Friday nights. I taught line dancing where Pepper amazed us with her ability to add extra steps and never lose a beat! I recently saw Betty on Facebook with the quilters – the needlework group we affectionately called Stitch & Bitch.
Where you now do a New Year’s Day Polar Plunge, my friend, Laura, and I jumped in the pool each New Year’s Eve and she became known as the Pioneer Mermaid. Gary and Roy built the mailroom that I still see in Facebook pictures and I worked as mailroom clerk for its first two years. From the mailroom I went to the office as Reservations Clerk greeting many wonderful guests over the years. It’s also where I trained your (now) manager, Susan Brown!!
Talk about memories….they are MANY and all are wonderful! It is such a blessing to see how Pioneer has continued to grow. I remember when we started the Activity Program. I always felt that if we created an atmosphere where people felt welcomed and had reasons to come together they would become ‘family’ and it’s apparent that has, indeed, continued year after year. We are proud of our part in making Pioneer what it is today and even prouder of those who have continued the legacy.
Keep up the good work!! Our love to ALL!!
Chris & Gary Lubitz