Lori’s Update: Another Anniversary and Increase in Camping

By |2020-07-15T02:26:49-06:00June 30th, 2020|

Today marks another year in business for The Insurance Place, Inc.  I started on July 1, 1983 so today is 37 years.  I cannot believe it most days!  I know there are several of you who are some of my first customers.  We appreciate all of our customers, but for those of you with me from the beginning, I want to give you a special thank you!  Feel free to reach out and let me know when you first started with us.

As our normal summer activities continue to be adjusted and the powers that be continue to decide what is safe for everyone, getting outdoors tops many of the lists.  It seems like people are taking this to heart, whether it be hiking, social distancing on patios and in backyards, or going camping.  We have seen several clients with new camper purchases including Jan and her husband.

They actually purchased their trailer last fall from the family dealership in Iowa.  However, with their wedding and then COVID, they finally picked it up a few weeks ago.  They took it to Bear Creek Lake Park this past weekend with James’ children and of course, the dog, to test out their camper knowledge.

One of the biggest things Jan says they learned is that fellow campers really are friendly folks!  Jan’s neighbor had given her a lesson on backing up with a trailer in their cul-de-sac last week.  The one piece of advice he stressed was to never back up on your blind side (passenger side) so they never practiced that.  Well for those of you that have camped at Bear Creek, you know the sites are all angled and placed on both sides of the road.  Of course, the Riggsby’s assigned spot required a blind side back up.  It must have been pretty obvious right away that they were struggling because the dad at the site across the road came over and said he was a CDL instructor and would walk them through this.

Taking out the new camper

Other than setting up during a terrible thunderstorm, sounds like the weekend went relatively smooth for the new camper owners.  In fact, they were so busy enjoying the relaxation part of camping, that they forgot to take many pictures, but she did give us one we could share.

As a reminder, we can insure all of your social distancing approved outdoor toys – camping trailers, RVs, ATVs, watercraft, and of course, motorcycles!

We will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in recognition of Independence Day.  We wish all of you a safe, fun Fourth Of July and will be back on Monday!


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