They always say "Spring showers bring May flowers....." well what about snow in June? What a surprise when we woke up to a winter wonder land. So much for the happy 80degree weather..... I think I’ll pull out the snowmobile instead!!!
This is a picture of the ranch i snapped yesterday. Summer was around the corner.
Throughout the last four months getting the campground into shape, i failed to keep up on the blog. Thanks goodness my Aunt Margret is as obsessed with blogging as i am. She is really the most incredible person you'll meet. I copied her entry for you to enjoy.
Sometimes you forget what really matters most in your life. For me it lies in my family. Life comes so fast and is always prowling like a shadow to follow my every move. Getting caught up in its enchanting yet exhausting grasp is something that always seems to happen to me. But today I felt rejuvenated and free. The annual spring clean in the campground took place. The day started at 7 am. I woke up brushed my teeth, took a cheap shower, and headed out the door. At 9 the family started to show up. I have been very blessed to have such great and inspiring family members. With open hands and hearts they came from across the state to lend a helping hand. There was a ton of work that seemed to be quit overwhelming, but as the day rolled on things started to finally to come together. I stopped to look around the campground and saw all of the people I love and care about devoting their time and efforts to this great place. Lucky for me i was born into a circle of many relatives. They were scattered throughout painting, mowing, chopping, and cleaning. It hit me then, this is what it's all about....this is what life is meant to be... this is family.
So here we are.... 20 days and a few hrs. away from opening!!! Time has flown by faster than fast itself. There’s always something to keep our heart rates up, raking leaves, mowing, fertilizing, cleaning, cleaning, and some more cleaning. We are so excited for this year to start. Grandma and Grandpa just can't seem to let themselves go from this place. Every day like clockwork here they come ready to help us out. The place has been through a lot of changes over the years, and with their special touches it is starting to feel like its back to the old campground. When I walked into the lower restrooms today it took me back to the earlier days. The smell seems to get me the most. Fresh, inviting, and clean. That's the way grandma always has it. It really does take ya back to when life was nothing more than simple times. The more I look around the more I realize how much sweat, blood, and tears those two put into this place over the many years. We defiantly have big shoes to fill!!!
Big Mountain Campground has a rich history of family traditions, scenic views, and timeless nostalgia. Established in 1970 this inviting campground was started by two loving people, Jim and Carolyn Ockey. Through its many name changes:Horse Shoe Bar Ranch, Ranch Camp, KOA Campground, CamperworldNebo Loop, and now Ockey’s Big Mountain Campground, the intention has stayed the same;A friendly, inviting, enjoyable campground. A place you can sit back, relax, and enjoy. Its basis that friends and family are key, is still the focused belief. So come join us for the stay of your dreams, the time of your life, the place you’ll always remember….Ockey’s Big Mountain Campground.
This beautiful park is located just five miles east of Nephi, UT in Salt Creek Canyon. Off exit 225. Go east on Highway 132 (approx. 5 miles). The resort is on the south side of the highway. At the base of the notorious Nebo Loop Scenic Byway, Big Mountain Campground shares the same breathtaking views. You will enjoy the rustic atmosphere along with many great opportunities and fun filled activities.