Sunday, June 23, 2013

Treasure Island Today




We have lots of photographs scattered throughout this blog.  You can page back many years.  Here is a snapshot of Treasure Island as it stands on June 23, 2013.  All of the views are either of the island or from the island.

Doing the Math

I suppose some might look at the $400 a night we charge for Treasure Island (which includes the pontoon) as pricey.  I was at a silent auction the other night.  One of the offerings was a nearby marina's weekday rental of a pontoon--with a retail value of $325.  Hmmm.  That means the island is going for $75 a day!  I'd say that's a pretty good deal.  We also provide unlimited gasoline and allow the boat out at night.  Don't think you'll find that in the other marina's rental agreement.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Treasure Island Squirrels are Famous!

Yep.  You read it here first.  Thanks to last week's guest, John Delworth, we now have our squirrels taking a bow on YouTube.  See for yourself:  Treasure Island Squirrel.

Well-deserved, as our squirrels have to perform a death-defying high wire act on the specially designed power line just to get here.  Once here they have the luxury of not looking for cats or dogs--but must be ever vigilant re. the Bald Eagle that has the island booked for a daily flyover.

Our friend has a second reason to eat rapidly--he has four buddies circling below waiting for his leavings.  The pecking order is pretty rigid, but the number one squirrel isn't taking any chances.
We put some sunflower seeds at the side of the home for those who are lower on the food chain.