Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Doing the Happy Dance

Yesterday I was reading the blog of Kevin and Ruth, and it was mentioned that Ruth was doing the happy dance because the busy time of the season was over and they could slow down a bit in their campground managing position.

I am also doing the happy dance for the same reason, but I have another reason to be happy as well. We have decided not to work at Amazon this year. We have been contemplating this decision for quite a while. There are several reasons we have decided not to do it.

The main reason is that Amazon is in a dispute with the campground directly across the street from the warehouse, and they are not paying for the campers to stay at that campground. Although the campground is not ideal, we really appreciated the fact that we could ride our bikes to work. It was just so convenient. They also have full hook-up 50 amp pull-through sites, free wi-fi and on-site laundry. That’s all we need.

The other campgrounds in town would not take reservations. Since we were not going to be arriving until late October, we were concerned there would not be an acceptable site for us. The buzz on the Amazon Facebook page was that the other campgrounds were already mostly full. We were very concerned we would end up driving 800 miles just to find there was not an acceptable site available.

Another reason was the mandatory overtime. Last year they made the overtime optional. Most people still worked the overtime, but we were happy to just work the 40 hours and call it a day. This year the mandatory overtime has already begun, so we would be working about 8 weeks of 50 hour shifts. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.

We found a great deal at the Fortuna de Oro RV Resort in Yuma, Arizona for the fall. They are running a fall special of just $595 for the months of September through December. We’ve made a reservation. Although we won’t be arriving until October, that is still a great price, and it looks like a very nice place. So, happy dancing for me!

Our campground was full for the Labor Day weekend. We have four couples that have been our friends for years bring their campers and spend the weekend with us. Although we had rain two of the days, we still had a great time. We really enjoy having visitors.

On Sunday our son Eric and some friends of his came for a visit. More good times. Everyone was commenting on how tall the corn is in the fields surrounding the park. It’s like we have a wall surrounding us. Eric and Kevin posed with me so you can see just how tall it is. I’m 5’3” and it looks like it is at least as tall as two of me. That would make it over 10 feet tall. Wow.

Tall Corn

This corn was planted Memorial Day weekend. They sprayed some stuff on it as they were planting it. I’m wondering what type of steroid fertilizer they used.

This unusual looking cardinal was at the bird feeder last week. I’ve never seen such a mottled colored cardinal. Usually they are so red. I wonder if this one is molting. Sorry about the blurry picture.


Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!