Monday, August 13, 2012

Base Camp Cafe open for business.

This is the beginning of the beginning.

So much left to do- the camp is still a mess, the yard still needs work, bike rack needs to built
constant tweaking of menu
 and baked goods
so much fine tuning.

What a journey!

It truly is unbelievable how it all has come together.
This time last year Pierre was a sous chef at a golf course and was on his way to loose his job
because of the seasonal layoffs.

He now has his own business.

We put all our savings into this,
we are up in our eyeballs in bank loans and credit cards.
 Working outside in subzero degrees in winter
sleepless nights wondering if we were ever going to pass all the damn inspections
 and having to do them over, over,over again.
All the hoops and red tape .
But we did it!

 We are part of this community
 and we will be for a very long time.

 We love this place we love the people that live here
 and we wanted to give them a lovely little place
 where they can feel like home.
This town is changing
and we want to be part of that.

Thank you each and everyone for all your kind comments and support-
even though we are miles away it has touched our heart to read your words of encouragement

oh yeah, by the way.....

...dreams do really come true.


  1. A very brave thing it is to follow your dream and heart's desire!! Wish I lived closer, looks like my kind of place. Best wishes for lots of success.

    I bought some of your yarn a while back and today I was looking for a pattern to knit up. . . I want just the right pattern for a beautiful fiber.

  2. It looks awesome Camilla! Wish I could sit down in one of those colorful chairs for a cup of jo with you!

  3. It looks amazing! Wish I could stop in for some of your amazing coffee. (:

  4. CONGRATULATIONS! It's all uphill for base camp!

  5. They do Camilla and I am so very happy for you!

  6. Congratulations!! So very happy for you. Enjoy!

  7. Looks like a place I would love to stop by and grab a bite to eat, I hope you make oodles of money!!!

  8. Congrats Camilla! It looks like a wonderful place! :)

  9. it looks so awesome! how utterly fantastic for all of you, all your hard work has resulted in something so special camilla. i think someday chuck and i will be there, base camp cafe is somewhere i'd love to be!

  10. Camilla, you two have done an amazing job. It is beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration. (Still trying to figure out how we can "stop by" on our trip home to Arizona).

  11. So beautiful! Congratulations on making a dream come true. Do you do some of the baking?

  12. Congrats on your opening! The cafe looks like just the type of place I would love to sit and while away the hours. I love the rustic wood!

  13. Beautiful spot! I wish you success!
    Congratulations on following your dreams.

  14. Best of successes!!!!! glad your dream is coming true!!!!

  15. Camilla, it looks FANTASTIC! My knitting buddy & I are looking for excuses to get "out West"! Congratulations!

  16. i love it!!! so inspiring!
    Everything is so beautiful!
    I am SO IN LOVE with your life and blog.

  17. Stort grattis, it looks wonderful. Very inspiring indeed to hear that you have followed your dreams and made them come true. Best of luck to you with the café!

  18. Camilla,
    Hooray!! And congrats!!
    Base Camp looks fabulous! I love all the wood, it looks so homey and inviting. If we lived closer we would come and visit.
    So proud of you guys!
    I'm holding your phrase "dreams really do come true" in my heart for all those times I feel discouraged.

    Love, Taryn

  19. Congratulations!! Base Camp looks wonderful! Wish I could pop over...


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