Today marks our 5 year anniversary at the helm of the Gateway Motor Inn and as residents of our small town of Childers.
We have seen a lot over these 5 years and had thousands of guests stay with us, made thousands of meals and even organised some corporate training events.
Geoff and I have been secretaries on the Chamber of Commerce and are currently secretaries on the Isis District Little Athletics. We have been festival friends, helped organise the CMCA rally staging point, saw the opening of the overnight RV stay in town and are now joint creators of the Stay in Childers tourism group.
We've seen our son start high school last year and our daughter have one of the lead roles in the Childers state school's Jungle Book play.
We've made the Gateway our home and as with any home we've had our ups and downs but overall the motel has been good to us. We could't do it without the support of our fabulous guests; the corporates that have stayed long term, who we have fed and housed; the one nighters breaking up their journey on the highway and our out of towners who have come in to experience our beautiful town for a few days.
We also couldn't have done it without the locals who are now our friends. Thank you all for supplying us with the essentials to run our small business. "Shop Local!"
We can't wait to see what the future holds.