It’s the holiday season and one of my favorite stops along my many routes is in Ronald, Washington. If you’ve been you know what I’m talking about, The Old #3 over the mountains in Ronald! This time of year in the snow, it’s a wonderful destination!
I have a monthly route that takes The Spa Doctor to Cle Elum, Roslyn, and Ronald areas where we service anywhere from 5 – 10 hot tubs. Just about every month when we are cleaning hot tubs over there, we stop to have a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants.
A company favorite, for many years running is The Old #3 in Ronald.
The original owner of The Spa Doctor, (Edward Serocki) used to snowmobile all over the ridges and drop down to Ronald. He and others were covered in snow and sometimes even mud! The floors were covered in peanut shells to grab the melting snow. There were hundreds of hats stapled or nailed all over the ceiling and walls. Among those hats was a Spa Doctor hat. Then came a fire and took the building away.
When the remnants were bulldozed – the workers collected some hats that survived the fire and hung them on the cyclone fence.
The Spa Doctor hat survived. Not long ago on one of my many visits, I found that old hat and returned it to its rightful place. The Old # 3 has been rebuilt, dollars bills are stapled on the walls now and the hats are starting to appear again on the ceiling.
I soon will be making my monthly visit in December to The Old #3, of course after we service some hot tubs in the area. The next time you are in Ronald – stop in – look for the Spa Doctor hat!
Lastly, The Spa Doctor thanks all our great customers for a wonderful year and we look to forward servicing your hot tubs in 2011! Happy Holidays and have a safe new year.
Karen Seely, The Spa Doctor