Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Saturday, April 24, 2010

First Blog Posting From RV

This is the first time I am posting to this blog from the RV. It feels gooood! We are camping at Derge County Park in Beaver Dam, WI. We got here around noon yesterday.

Back in February when we thought we had sold the house, I had called the Dodge County Parks office to see if they had length of stay restrictions in their parks. We were looking for a place to stay for the summer. After explaining our situation to the woman, she asked if we would be interested in camphosting. Well, that sounded like a great idea to us. I quickly put together a resume for us, filled out the application and before we knew it, we were on board.

We are actually "volunteer" camphosts as we don't get paid. Our site, electricity and firewood are free. We can arrive as early in spring as we want and leave as late in fall as we want without paying any camping fees. Our job is being "eyes and ears" in the campground, helping sell firewood, renting canoes and answering questions. We have agreed to be available 3 hours a day, five days a week. However, whenever we are in the park, it is understood we will answer questions and help out if needed. We met our boss, Mike, yesterday. He seems very nice and laid back. It seems this will work out great. Time will tell.

It's raining and cold outside. I'm nice and warm in my cozy home. Isn't this great!!! I have done some organizing of storage space. There is plenty of storage in our new home. We only have a few more items to put in the camper. We should have no problem fitting everything in. Now, if we can only find everything :)

I made an appointment for the septic and well inspector to come on Monday, May 3rd. That will be the last step for us as far as inspections go. We don't see any reason for problems, as we have never had any issues with our system. Keeping my fingers crossed all goes well with that inspection. Otherwise, we are on track for closing.

One more week of work and I am FREE!!! Can't wait. If things outside clear up a bit later, I'll take some pictures of our new home to post next time.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!