Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We're HERE!!! :)

That's our campground.  :)  We arrived on Friday and have been very busy with set-up, and our duties.  It's also been rainy, so we haven't had much time to explore the area yet. 

We had a wifi problem, but that was solved quickly.  I need to get some kind of wifi booster, so I can pick up the hotspot at the camper, which is about two hundred yards away.  I'm not sure if there even is such a device, but I'll look into it.

Here's a rundown of things that we've done since waking on Friday.  Carol wrote this, and posted it on the FaceBook page earlier.

Hey, it's CJ here.  :)  

I thought I would pop on and let everyone know what's been going on since Friday.
Friday... We headed out for a 2 1/2 hour ride to a beautiful campground. Turns out to be a 3 1/2 hour ride thank to 2 30 minute complete stops. There was some construction going on on the way here which kept us at a standstill TWICE for 30 minutes. YUK!!! But we did arrive with no problems. GREAT!!! Once we arrived, we met the owners, who greeted us and made us feel very welcome. They showed us to our site and helped get us pulled in properly. You don't see that at many places. But here, they make sure everyone is set up. They told us to stop down once we were all settled. After about an hour, I decided, it could take DAYS to get settled so we should go down and finish things when we came back. So we took the stroll down to the office and chatted for a bit. Got to hear what our duties will be while we are here and see a little of the grounds. At this point, I am very excited. It is falling into place. We found out that our hours are from 10-2 and we have Tues and Wed off. That gives us the mornings and the evenings to enjoy hiking, photogrpahy, and whatever else we may want (sleeping in <3 ). After the meeting, we set up a bit more and then called it a day. We were suppose to head to the store, but that was put off until tomorrow. The neighbors invited us over to sit by the fire. that was nice and we chatted for about 2 hours before we called it a night.

Saturday... Woke up, had some breakfast and reported for duty. The hours went by relatively quickly. The jobs we have are pretty basic and let us wander around the campground making sure the sites are clean. So we get to take in fresh air all day and see the wildlife running around. We also get to meet a bunch of campers from all over. SWEET!!! As we were finishing our duties, we were invited to a gathering in the pavillion at 6pm. So that gives us time to run to the store, come back, get cleaned up, and get to the pavillion. As we were getting ready, I was going to bring a bottle of wine with us for the BBQ, but realized the rules of the campground and quickly changed my mind. When we arrive at the pavillion, I see 2 bottles of wine and Ken decides to head back to our site to grab the third. It was a nice BBQ. A few campers, the owners and another worker just hanging out. A nice end to our first official day. No set up getting done now... All 3 bottle of wine were emptied and no one wanted to do anything but relax. In the middle of the night, it rained and rained. Making it beautiful to sleep. :D

Sunday... Raining!!! YUK! We took care of our duties then got some more of the set up done. By the time we realized the time, it was time to get some dinner together. I still can't believe how much work we still have to get set up. But it's all coming together. The rain is making it hard to get things done in a timely manner. Oh well, nothing to stress over, we have lots of time. We made some dinner, got some work done, and called it a night.

Monday... Raining on and off AGAIN!!! Seems like rain is big this year, unlike last year when we were all having problems from the droughts. Kenny had the alarm set for some uncalled for hour and decided he wasn't ready to get up. So when we did wake, it was like 8:30... Holy crap!!! Have to hurry, have coffee and breakfast, and get ready to get the daily duties done. I have to remember to set the alarm myself on these days. I hate hurrying around in the morning, I like to have time to relax first. After the daily stuff we came back to have some lunch and get more stuff done. Then it dawned on us TGIM (Thank goodness it's Monday) REALLY??? The next 2 days we are off. We should have no problems gettting the rest of our site done IF the rain ever stops. We finished a bunch of organizing and had some dinner. We also played some cards. Beautiful night, but will the rain ever end...

Tuesday... Slept until 11:15 WOW!!! I don't remember the last time I've done that. Maybe the sound of the rain on the camper did it, or maybe the fresh air, or maybe the fact that it didn't matter if we slept the entire day made it so comfortable that we just didn't move. I do believe that a chunk of it was the fact that we just love our bed and it is so comfy. So Kenny made some breakfast and I headed down to get some laundry done and type this while he works at the camper for a bit.

That's my take of the last few days folks. Thanks for reading.


  1. Congrats on your new job/campground. It sounds & looks fantastic. We just got hired for our 1st workkamp job today in NC, starting in 2 wks. We're so excited, & hearing about your experience helps me anticipate what to expect. I look forward to hearing about your time there.
    ~~ Glenda ~~

  2. Sounds like sleeping in was the best thing for you. I love the sound of the rain if I'm in bed and warm and comfortable.

    Out door Set up will wait until the weather cooperates.