About a week ago I received an email from Jo, a lovely grandmother who was planning a visit with her grandkids. This wasn’t the first time they had camped with us … but it was the first time that her grandson, Sam, had asked for a green golf car. Of course, I told Jo that we’d try our best to get a green golf car for Sam, but no promises.
Jo sent an email a few days ago and here’s what she wrote:
“Lake Rudolph provides Christmas Magic”
We have been enjoying Lake Rudolph’s Rental RVs since our grandson was born! The last 3 years we have gotten a white golf cart. For some reason this year as soon as we mentioned Lake Rudolph and camping, the now 4 year old Sam says, “Grammy, I want a green golf cart this year.” He really enjoys the golf cart rides around the campgrounds. We usually rent a 6 seater so the entire family can go, his sister Cora is 2 years old and has gone to the campgrounds since before she was born!
Sam had a special calender his Mom made to make the ‘wait’ for vacation easier for him. As the days were counting down his request for a green golf cart became even more and more frequent. What is a Grammy to do? Fortunately, I had joined Lake Rudolph on Facebook and saw a post containing the email address for Laura, who manages the page. So with just a few days before we were to arrive, I thought well it never hurts to ask. Laura immediately got things moving on our golf cart reservation to make every attempt to get a green golf cart reserved.
The ladies at the call center and welcome center were aware of the request and helped with the surprise … I was totally excited to present Sam the key to the golf cart and assist him in the search for our cart in the golf cart parking area. He kept asking, “Is it green, Grammy?” I told him to look for the number and then we’d know. The look on his face when he found our #110 golf car was indeed green was priceless. I do not know why this green golf cart was so important to a 4 year old BUT I do know the folks at Lake Rudolph enabled Sam to believe in Santa’s magic! Thank you to all who made this simple, yet so important request possible.
I have included a photo of Sam, “driving” his green golf cart and enjoying ice cream from Blitzen Kitchen.
Already making plans for June 2011. So glad we found a special vacation place for the family ! Jo Ann