It has been a long time since I have updated this blog. Since our kids left us about a month ago we have settled back down into our daily chores. The campground is full and we have been very busy. On our two days off we have not been doing very much but getting caught up with laundry, groceries and our financials.
Hitch itch is starting to set in and we are only at the halfway point. Some of the campers that come in really leave a big mess to clean up, and sometimes the mess in the restrooms require a hazmat suit. It is only a small percentage but the mess they leave can ruin your day. I think our human tolerance level is getting full. We are looking forward to the day when we can just be retired again and slip off somewhere and be alone.
This company manages many campgrounds in California and several are located here in the San Bernardino Mountains. They have had several Camp Hosts quit at other campgrounds so they have been scrambling to get things done. They ended up having to move the other camp host couple that we worked with to another campground. I do not think they were too happy about it. The campground has no electricity so they will have to run their generator all the time. The company will supply the fuel for it but still I would not want to put the wear and tear on my generators.
So with the other couple gone, we have more to do. We start at 8am and will work straight to 1pm and stop for lunch. If it is a light day for checkouts we can usually get a few hours off in the afternoon. We go back out from 3:30 to 4:30 to check bathrooms, then come home for dinner. We then head back out around 6:30 to check compliance on vehicle tags and to make sure the vehicles are backed into the sites per the fire codes. We will also have firewood on our cart to sell and then give the bathrooms a final check around 8pm. It makes for a long day when we have to break up our 8 hours. We usually will make it back to the rig around 9pm. We are technically never off duty during our 5 days on.
Last week we celebrated our 36 year anniversary by driving to the coast to check out some campgrounds that are close to the beach. We checked out Carlsbad South State Beach and was not too impressed. We do not think we could fit in most of the sites and at 50 dollars a night plus another 14 for the extra vehicle, 65 dollars a night for what we saw did not trip our value meter. We also checked out San Clemente State Park. It had a nicer campground but still not the beach camping we are looking for. Our beach fix might have to wait until we get to Oregon.
We stopped by the casino on the way home for some seafood and to give our donation to the slot machines. It was a fun day trip and it was good to get away for awhile. We do not have much planed for the next month or so. We are not sure how long our season will be here. After Labor Day it will slow down and they could let us go at anytime after that, but since we are the only camp hosts here, we think they will keep us until the park closes or close to it which is in November.
That’s it for now, not much to blog about when we are stationary for such a long time.
Enjoy Your Day!