Eggs in Jail
8 slices thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon (10 oz. total)
1 loaf (12 oz.) unsliced brioche
About 4 tbsp. butter, softened
4 large eggs
Salt & pepper to taste
Step 1: Brown bacon in a 12-in. cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, 8 to 10 minutes, turning as needed. Transfer to paper towels and drape with foil to keep warm. Discard fat from pan and wipe pan somewhat clean with a paper towel.
Step 2: Meanwhile, cut 4 brioche slices, each about 1 1/4 in. thick (you'll have bread left over). Spread both sides with about 3 tbsp. butter total. Cut a hole in each slice; set centers aside.
Step 3: Put bread in pan, pressing down slightly to flatten, and set over medium-low heat. Put about 1/2 tsp. butter in each hole, then crack an egg into each. Sprinkle eggs with a little salt and pepper. Cook until bottom of bread is golden, 3 minutes.
Step 4: Flip toast and eggs carefully with a wide spatula. Sprinkle eggs with salt and pepper. Cook until underside of toast is golden and egg is done the way you like, about 3 minutes more for softly set.
Step 5: Transfer eggs and toast to plates. Quickly toast bread centers, then set 1 on each serving. Serve with bacon.
See original recipe here.
Happy New Year from Gettysburg Battlefield Resort!
As we move forward into the New Year we want to take a moment to highlight some of this past year. You have met many of our team members through the year and been kept apprised of the changes to the pool deck the sewer project and the new cabin updates.
Did you know in 2016 we used 1,284,642 Kilowatt Hours, 3,699,400 gallons of water, 40, 926 camper nights, 32,000 paid man hours (not including volunteer hours) and 13,000 gallons of propane? That’s a lot of time and resources!
We also wanted to take a moment to thank each one of you who donated to the Marine Corp Toys for Tots box. We delivered the box to the program coordinator over two thirds full. You all helped make some people have a Merry Christmas. Also a thank you to those who took a moment to write a card to send to a soldier for Christmas, those were sent on their way and should have arrived at their destination well in time for Christmas.
We also wanted to thank Santa and Mrs. Claus for delivering and picking up the Santa Mailbox and all the letters that were written. Mrs. Claus left us a lovely note and some candy canes, as well as some fun presents for the staff here at GBR. You can check this all out on our Facebook page.
Our final Member profile for the year is Lindsay our Member Services lady. Lindsay joined our staff this year after a brief stint as the sales, cookie lady. Lindsay grew up in Gettysburg and went to college in Pittsburgh. She is also a huge hockey fan (Pittsburg Penguins, what could she be thinking?) and loves reading and coloring. With her quiet and calm demeanor Lindsay is a great fit here at the resort. Lindsay has solid understanding of member service issues and is great at helping members resolve their immediate concerns. Take a moment to stop by and say Hello when you are at the resort.
That’s all for now! Here’s to a bright and wonderful New Year; for all of you, from all of us, at GBR!
Richard & Lisa, Resort Management Team
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Greetings from Sycamore Lodge!
Resort Operations &
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I know that I did. We at Sycamore had a great ending of the New Year and will be starting 2017 off with a bang. As you know our camping season has slowed down, but our staff is still hard at it.
Staff have been working hard on renovating the game room by adding a new look with carpet around the TV area and a new epoxy finish, as well as freshly-painted walls and trim. We also added a new stone walkway at the entrance to the Hen House to make it easier for everyone to enter and exit.
We are still moving forward with the sewer project, lift station, and one new building will be getting constructed in the upcoming months, along with the piping from the lift station to the drip field in the ball field.
We will be completing more work at the lake front and getting started on the drive in movie screen. We are still in negotiations with our local phone company to get high speed internet service to the Resort, as well, and will be busy with that installation too.
Please remember that your pets must always be on a leash or tie out, without exception. We also need to be aware of some basic guidelines such as not speeding, having a light on your bike for night riding and not tying objects to trees. These are in place for you and your guests’ safety. I encourage you all to pick up the guideline sheet at the store upon arrival.
As always, it is our most sincere hope that you enjoy your stay at Sycamore Lodge Resort! We hope everyone has a great start of the New Year and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
John Campbell, Assistant Resort Manager
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Greetings from Wally World Resort!
Resort Operations & Activities News
Hello from Wally World,
Well here we are January 2017! Time is going by so quickly, before you know it folks will be sitting on the river bank enjoying the sunshine.
In December we had your typical crazy Ohio weather. There was one nice snow and two ice storms one on top of the other. What a mess. The temperatures were so cold cleanup was anything but easy.
At this time I really do not have much news to share. We are waiting on approval for the 2017 Capital Projects. I hope to be able to share that list next month. Meantime we are working on some much needed smaller projects in the store, bathrooms and rental cabin.
The 2017 Activity Calendar has been completed and sent in for a final look over. The calendar should be published in the near future. Meantime the entertainment is being booked and we hope to have all of the spots filled by the end of this month.
Reminder: We will not be providing a towing service this year. We are still looking, and hope we can find an individual to take on this service. But at this time it will be your responsibility to move your camper to and from the storage yard.
We would love to look back at 2016 camping pictures. Please post your pictures to the Wally World Facebook page. If you are not able to do this please send them to me and I will be happy to post them. Please send them to my email here. I will be looking forward to seeing some great pictures!
Happy New Year!
Barb McClintock, Resort Manager
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from Rocky Fork Ranch!
Resort Operations News
It has been a typical Ohio month for weather. We have had a beautiful snow storm earlier in the month. The following week we had an ice storm that coated everything to leave it looking crystalized and shimmering. Then it warmed up a bit and we had torrential rains which left us flooded for a few days, followed by spring temperatures, sunny and in the 50’s. The moral to this story is to always check the 7 day forecast before driving to the Ranch during the winter months, but if you do happen to get snowed in here don’t worry, you’re always welcome to stay warm in the hot tub.
The Rocky Fork Ranch staff is busier than ever. It’s these quiet times of the year that we can buckle down and make some improvements to the Ranch. The grounds crew is busy ground clearing and cutting down the Ragweed and thickets that border the creek that runs to the pond. That means that this summer we will have an uncluttered view of the pond for those family photos with a beautiful lighthouse backdrop. Our maintenance team has already laid 6 hardwood laminate floors and painted 7 cabins. We are working hard to ensure that the Ranch is the best place to come to in Ohio.
As we look forward into the new year, we are excited about the upcoming camping season and seeing all our members return to see the progress we continue to make. Looking back at all the improvements this year alone is staggering, from the upgraded electrical in the campground to the improvements made to Buckett Hill. From the Member Build deck on the back of the store to the improvements made at the stables, we will continue to make improvements that you can see and feel good about being a member while you’re staying on the Ranch.
Happy New Year, safe travels, and happy camping!
Randy Revell, Resort Manager
Happy New Years from the Rocky Fork Recreation Department, and what a year 2016 was!
With the excitement of the Christmas season, Santa, cookies, lights all behind us, and the New Years festivities over, we welcome in 2017. For the month of January, it’s time for us in the Recreation Department to take a step back and start planning the 2017 calendar.
This year’s event calendar will be published later this month and will begin with our Valentine’s Weekend. Until then, stay tuned into Rocky Fork’s Facebook for all your resort updates and other fun things that have or will be going on this winter.
Without further delay we here in the Recreation Department would like to say thank you for an outstanding year and we look forward to seeing you soon round The Ranch!
Matthew Marsh, Activities Director
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Greetings from Pymatuning Adventure Resort!
Resort Operations & Activities
Happy Holidays Campers!
I hope some of you are getting to camp at our warmer parks this winter because we’re freezing up here at Pymatuning. Snow, snow and more snow has been our themed activity for the whole month of December. First, we were anxious to participate in the fun activity called “Two feet of snow.” Then we played a game called “A few more inches”. Finally we finished with a fast paced game called “Don’t freeze your buns off.” So as you can see, Pymatuning is full of fun activities whether you want to participate or not! However, it is very beautiful. I really need to get out and take advantage of the winter beauty with a camera for you all to see.
A little news, the plow works great! We have been working on remodeling cabins and coming up with some great ideas for activities and programs for all ages. It’s very quiet around here but we’re taking advantage of it and getting some work done.
We hope that you all have a very safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We can’t wait to start our 2017 memories with you all!
See you soon!
Heather Logue, Recreation Director & Front Desk Manager
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Greetings from Bass Lake Resort!
Resort Operations & Activities
Happy New Year Everyone! It’s mid-winter, and still several months away from camping season. Your Bass Lake Resort is hibernating and it’s a beautiful site in snow-land. Several nice snowfalls have meant plowing and sanding for the brave few that want to use the cabins. We’re taking advantage of the slow periods to catch a few vacations and work on inside projects. We hope you are all enjoying your “at home” families this winter holiday season.
Here’s a year in review from Bass Lake:
Remember when spring started and we didn’t have the upper pool ready for Memorial Day? Thanks for being such good sports. It was 90 degrees outside for our first opening weekend and everyone was looking for water to cool off with. We installed a new pool liner and repaired the broken ground wires which couldn’t be completed until the warmer weather. It put us behind, but overall was a great repair. Once we opened the upper pool, it was used daily for the entire summer which was very hot and also very dry, with very few rain days. Also, based on the many comments from members, the slide was open all day from opening time to closing time. The kiddos could enjoy sliding all day.
July 4th was very busy, and Santa came to visit in July during our annual Christmas in July event. The entertainment “rocked” almost every weekend from June through Labor Day. We had two, Member vs. staff softball games. Although we didn’t have very many staff to participate in the first July game, we totally beat the Members during our Labor Day game. It’s always a great competition and the staff enjoys letting loose during this event.
In August, we built and opened our Dog Park with member help for our special Member Build Project. The grand opening of the new hiking trail occurred. We hosted our first sip and paint party at the lower lodge and we all painted our version of an owl. Even had an artist that painted “outside” the lines and drew his version of abstract owls.
During Pirate weekend, we caught a Bass (fish) and hauled him back to the Resort where he was placed for the winter season. Who could forget our annual Halloween fun? Our adult costume contest was a lot of fun with the Pirate Staff. It rained all day long on Saturday, but didn’t dampen our Sprits. We moved everything we could inside. The rain stopped just long enough for the trick or treating outdoors, and then started again until the haunted hayride and maze started at dark-thirty. We changed up our haunted maze a little bit and had fun scaring everyone.
The doors at the Upper Lodge were replaced, and the broken sliding glass door at the lower lodge was replaced with a beautiful full window. The lower lodge has a new activity desk/counter, and finally, we ended the year with a beautiful snow at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas just in time for our holiday season.
Whew! We hope you had a great time traveling down memory lane with us and we look forward to 2017. We’ll post the event calendar for 2017 as soon as we get it completed, which will probably be in late February or March. Until then, Happy New Year!
Lizette Bradley, Resort Manager