Family Camping at Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Campground

I may be the last camper on the face of the earth with children to have discovered the joys of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campgrounds. But to cut myself some slack, I will also note that camping is a relatively new activity for our family.

Because we got our new trailer late in the season, we only got to go on three camping trips in before winter set in, but the last one sure whet our appetites for this spring when we can start planning more family camping trips anew.

We went to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground for their end of season, Halloween celebration and it was such a fantastic experience – despite the onset of some frigid temperatures and rain.

If you’ve never been to one of these places, it is like a trip right into cartoon land. There are carousel rides, train rides, movies, crafts and even a real fire engine ride for the kids. Of course, each location has many different offerings too that are designed to entice campers to try their slant on the old favorites – Yogi, Boo Boo, and Cindy Bear.

When we visited, Yogi was in hibernation for the winter, but during the summer Yogi wakes up little campers, has breakfast with them and generally makes their camping trip one for the memory books.

There are activities planned for all ages at just about every hour on the hour 7 days a week during summer months. Even during our fall visit, the activities pretty much ran non-stop. In addition to ceramic painting, pumpkin painting and gem mining, there was a haunted hayride, haunted walk – that rivaled most commercial offerings – and of course trick or treating and other Halloween themed events. They also sponsored a campsite Halloween decorating contest in four different categories and some of these campers go all out! It was so festive to see all the decorations and see so many people enjoying their camping experience.

Needless to say, we are watching the calendar for the first signs of spring so we can plan our next camping adventure with Yogi. Hope to see you there!

Keep Your Bathroom Up to Scratch With Our 17 Point Bathroom Cleaning Plan

Firstly, as with virtually any form of cleaning, you should aim to work from top to bottom, that is to say, clean the upper surfaces before the lower, in this way you will avoid splashing areas you have already attended to, and having to redo work.

  1. Clear any surfaces by moving any toiletries, pots and packets out of the way
  2. Wipe over chrome fittings with a proprietary scale remover and leave per instructions
  3. Pour a generous amount of bleach up around the rim of the toilet and leave
  4. Clear any cobwebs or dust from top of walls and ceiling
  5. Wipe with a lightly bleached cloth all around your window frame and inside the frame of any opening widows. This will prevent mould growing
  6. Wipe a damp rag on the top surface of any wall cabinets. Rinse and repeat.
  7. Clean mirrors and shower panels with a clear proprietary window cleaner and a piece of kitchen roll. Re-wipe with a dry sheet
  8. Rinse scale remover from chrome fittings
  9. Spray all surfaces with bathroom cleaner designed to remove soap, scum and body fat ensuring that you spray all around and underneath tap and shower fittings
  10. Leave the cleaner on the surfaces for a few minutes (dependent upon manufacturers instructions) then fill sink and bath with a couple of inches of warm water.
  11. Take a clean j-cloth or similar and use it to flood the surfaces and taps allowing the water to flow back into the basin/shower. Repeat this procedure then drain away the water and rinse basin/bath
  12. If you have a detachable shower head, flood the areas carefully with clean cold water to rinse, otherwise use a rinsed j-cloth
  13. Run over the whole area with another slightly damp cloth to dry and polish
  14. Use a toilet brush inside the loo to thoroughly scrub with the bleached water then flush.
  15. Pour a surfactant toilet cleaner in the bowl (this sticks to the sides and gives a fresh smell) but make sure you have flushed away bleach first
  16. Finally give the floor a sweep and a wipe down with a moist cloth (depending on floor covering).
  17. Last thing, open a window for an hour or so and get some fresh air in. This will keep the bathroom fresh and inhibit the growth of mould on windows and ceilings

Use this as a guide for your bathroom cleaning and you’ll keep it clean and fresh.

The Austrian Oak’s Brilliant Positioning Secret

People think that Arnold was the luckiest bastard alive especially considering his “subpar,” acting in his earlier movies and somehow he became famous overnight.

But that’s not the case at all.

His first movie was Hercules in New York and that movie was horrible but I digress.

Let’s get to it.

Arnold moved to the US in 1968, couldn’t speak a lick of English, became a world champion bodybuilder and then an iconic movie star.

But yet what people don’t know is that when Arnold landed his first movie role he was already damn successful.

He had a brilliant mind for business that no one could match.

When he was 21 Arnold started his first business in the Hollywood Hills.

He noticed a demand for bricklayers around the high-end homes and also noticed the “keeping up with the Jones,” mentality.

He formed his own bricklaying company with his bodybuilding friends and demand for his company skyrocketed.

His business wasn’t much different from the other bricklaying companies around YET they couldn’t get the same high paying gigs that Arnold got.

And that brings me to ANOTHER point…
… Arnold charged MORE for his bricklaying services and people PAID for them.

There was nothing special about what Arnold’s business. They did the exact same work as other bricklaying businesses…
… YET..

HE STILL CHARGED MORE.

AND…
… PEOPLE WERE WILLING TO PAY!

Why?

Why did Arnold get more business than the other bricklaying companies? He wasn’t known among the other bricklayers.

Why was he able to charge more?

The answer…
..Positioning.

Positioning allows ANY business the ability to compete in an evergreen cut throat market.

Now more than ever as more and more businesses pop up, having a damn good position is more important than ever.

It’s no longer enough to just launch a product and hope for the best.

Right now if you are a business owner, you aren’t thinking about positioning but you’re about your competitors sweeping in like a thief in the night and stealing away your business.

So here’s a quick easy way to establish a fast Position in your market..

STAND OUT.

Arnold’s Bricklaying business stood out because he positioned the business as a European Bricklaying Company.

But it wasn’t just how he positioned his company as a European Bricklayers, he hired his bodybuilding friends. Now imagine a group of large muscle bound men laying bricks in and around the neighborhood. That’s an image that stands out!

HIGH PRICES.

People believe that high prices means HIGH VALUE(including yours truly.) Depending on the market and your product you can charge a higher price.

In Arnold’s position he could have charged whatever he wanted and people would have still paid for it.

He worked around the Hollywood Hills area and we all know how slick and rich that place is.

Arnold KNEW the market around that area and knew that people would be willing to pay for a European Bricklaying Company.

Even if Arnold couldn’t become an action star he had he business chops and know how to fall back on.

He’s said it in the past that he probably would have built several multi million dollar companies if he wasn’t acting.

The power of positioning is powerful but it’s not easy to find it or create it.

Till then, Stay Hungry,