My how fast the winter has passed, and our winter sabbatical has ended. . We had a great winter, being able to travel back to Indiana for the holidays and spend some time with the family and friends. Spending time in Phoenix with Max’s mom and sister and her husband, and a really great month boondocking around Lake Meade. We were able to visit friends we have met on the road and some from our former employers. We have been getting to know our fellow Jojobians at out RV park where we have left our fifth wheel.
Now it is springtime, which means one thing. Camping Season. This means that our vacation is over, caput! Our work camping job for 2014 has arrived. Time to pay the piper for all the spending this last winter. Lucky for us we have a great work camping job waiting for us. This year we will be staying at the same campground as last year (Serrano) in Big Bear California.
Our job assignment is different this year, as we will be doing camp hosting, maintenance, and what ever else needs doing at all of the CLM managed campgrounds on the mountain. The boss calls us a “Swing Couple”… I think I will have to come up with a different job title!
The rest of this month we will be busy getting several campgrounds ready to open. Getting the water turned on and the restrooms put back together. Serrano campground is already busy with all the spring breaks happening.
We are in the same campsite as last year. Getting here was our maiden voyage with the motorhome. Here is a pic with the Jeep hooked up ready to go.
Traveling up to Big Bear was around 125 miles. The last 60 going up the mountain. The motorhome is a lot different driving it, versus pulling the fifth wheel. I did not have that pushing from the fifth wheel and the motorhome did a great job pulling the Jeep behind it. I still want to investigate putting on a Steer Safe steering stabilizer to see if it will help improve the handling a little.
Here is our spot for the summer
Our original start date was April 13th, but with how busy the campground is, they started us right away.
Here is Max, back in her “Office”
Monday and Tuesday of this week we had to travel up to the Lake Isabel area, to pick up some company trucks. It was an easy two days work and the big boss buys us breakfast and lunch. It is a pretty boring drive through the desert but again, an easy two days.
We have Wednesday’s and Thursday’s off for now, but that will change as the camp hosts come into the park around May 12th. It should be a fun season, but a physical one.
Enjoy Your Day!