Last road trip of the summer season, this time it's to Seven Springs Resort for Downhill Mountain Biking. Big shout out to my sister for letting us crash at her place in Deep Creek, MD.
So I'm dropping kids off to ride, then killing time at the resort, working and of course, writing.
I walk into the Lodge and there's a bunch of free food, stuff on tables and lots of smiling people.
Man, this place is COOL! Look at all the free activities for us people stuck waiting on people mountain biking!
"Are you going to make some jewelry with us?" The nice lady asks.
"Make jewelry? I'm in!" I say, thinking I'll work after the jewelry making session!
I made a fine bracelet, accepted a few souvenirs from Dos Equis and had another cup of coffee.
When the boys were ready for lunch, I asked the same nice lady where we should take lunch. "Go up to the main lodge there's a buffet for everyone there."
Wow, what resort has a buffet in the middle of the week? The boys were excited all kinds of soup, salad, chicken sandwiches and a DESSERT BAR! This thing looked like something out of a cruise ship and only $12.95/per person. What a deal! Of course, Max ate 2.00 worth of good food them $26.78 dollars worth of dessert.
When they went back out biking, I walked back over to the Lodge to the pleasant surprise of an ice cream social! How amazing. I'm sitting at a table making new friends when someone asks me,
"So how are you enjoying our Sheetz Employee Appreciation Week?"
I look around, and everyone is wearing lanyards that say SheetzFest on them.
"This is awesome," I say, because it's true!
"Are you coming to the wine tasting and karaoke?" They ask.
I think about it for a second, "Why yes, I am!"
Reminds me of a story of my Dad who took us to this posh buffet, finding out we're waiting an hour for a table.
A hostess walks up to us saying, "Are you the Sherman family?"
My Dad looks at us kids saying, "Why yes, we are."
Later someone walks up to the table as our drinks are served asking, "Are you the Sherman family?"
My Dad looks at him saying, "Who? Never heard of them."
I can't wait to see what snacks they have after lunch!
Post Script: I ran into several Sheetz employees asking me where they go for lunch, of course I knew the directions!