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Co. ...............................................19 Workamper News.................................................23 YES – Your Electrical Solutions ..........................12 Advertiser Page # Advertiser Page # sellerisbreakfast.Theywanteggs,sausage, bacon,pancakes,hashbrownsandwaffles.” Westover agreed and advised that stick- ing to the basics that are easy to incorporate with minimal equipment costs is always a solid plan. “There are pizza suppliers out there that will allow you to utilize a small oven that the pizza rolls go through to be served in a timely fashion,” he said. “Hot dogs are easy too, without investing much in equipment. Anything beyond those couple of items and you are looking at a much larger investment. So, those are two I would target along with dry goods.” Westover said some of his parks make their own ice cream, but the easiest way is to get the tubs of ice cream that last longer and put them in a freezer cabinet with three or four different options. “If you have pizza and ice cream, you pretty much keep the kids happy and the in- vestment is minimal at that point,” he noted. Westover shared that many food vendors will tell owners to give the food a try and if it doesn’t work, they will come back and take the equipment. Phipps came in on the healthy side of the spectrum. “The smoothie machine is a good exam- ple,” she said. “People are looking for a somewhat healthier option to ice cream. Campersarelookingforgluten-freeitemsand we haven’t gotten too deep into that yet, but we do have one of our food representatives bringingussomesamplessowecanpossibly start to explore that option also.” WCM Food Service —from page 21 Brighton KOA’s Poutine is a regional del- icacy that campers love. Owners can keep things simple depend- ing on the scale of the operation. On Campgrounds —from page 12 from people looking for spots — most are contractors working on local projects,” Kostuck said.“We only keep 10 sites open andlastyeareightofthemwereoccupied.” Businesshasbeengoodinrecentyears, he said. “If we wanted to stay here longer,” he said,“we could put in 10 or 20 more sites. People are calling all the time. But we are wanting to retire, and we’ve had a couple of guys look at the campground.” * * * * * Two blocks from the Pacific Ocean in Long Beach,Wash., 57-site Driftwood RV ParkattractsRVerslookingforthemoder- ate ocean weather — some of it stormy, according to manager B.Walton. “We are just a small mom-and-pop campground,” Walton said. “We get a lot of seniors who come here to relax.” The park has few recreational aspects itself, although the area is filled with activitieslikefishing,kiteflyingandstorm watching. “We get a lot of storms and people like to go down to the ocean to watch them,” she reported. Nearby places of historic interest in- clude the Lewis and Clark National His- toric Park and Cape Disappointment, which is part of the Graveyard of the Pacificwheresome2,000boatshavesunk. Open year-round the park is particu- larlybusyinthesummer.“Wedon’tgettoo manypeopleinthewinter,butbusinessis always good,”Walton said. WCM Editor-at-Large Bob Ashley is aCentralIndiana-basedfreelancewriter/ editor and a 25-year newspaper veteran who has focused on the RV industry and national recreation issues for the past 19 years. He received the 2013 “Distin- guished Service in RV Journalism” award from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). WCM