Vagabond R.V. Park & Resort:
Floyd and Lora Vaughan have developed and operated Vagabond R.V.
Park and Resort on Nimpo Lake for some time. They owned a flying
service using floatplanes to ferry people to and from remote lakes
in the area. They've since retired from that but still work hard
seasonally running the park which includes 22 R.V. sites and two
cabins. Lora doesn't even own a computer but expressed an interest
in having a presence on the net that she could direct new customers
to when they phoned. This would allow them to get a feel for the
resort and the area before booking their holiday.
site was done in Flash. Lora wanted a simple site, so the
only way I got to dress it up was fool around a little with the
navigation menu. Unfortunately, it was a little slow loading for
really slow dial up, so I didn't use it on pages with a lot of photos
on them. The only difficulty with this site was the usual conglomeration
of photos all of different sizes, lighting, and eras. Trying to
make them all consistent was the most time consuming aspect of the
This was yet another site where I was given 'carte blanche' to create
the site and choose an appropriate domain name. Since that just
makes my job so much easier, I don't charge as much.
Cost: $500 USD or less. I say less, because if I had consistantly
sized digital photos, things would go much faster and easier and
so I would charge less for the site.
Update: A death in the family
meant that the Vagabond is no longer in operation. As of 2013 the
business was still for sale and more information about that can
be found at http://www.resortsbc.com/commercial-properties.html