Friday, July 22, 2011

New workamping position!

Jeff’s Friday VA appointments were all moved to Monday with a couple of other appointments (gona be a very long day), so we headed to my parents’ house Thursday afternoon.

Saturday is my 45th Class Reunion!!!  I know some people who would hate going to a class reunion, but I love seeing childhood & high school friends. Funny how the old boyfriends now seem more like distant cousins since we’ve known each other for so long. And it’s funny how every story remembered by two people, a third person denies any knowledge of sharing that experience. What is that called – selective forgetting?

Today we finalized a workamping position at Compton Ridge Campground, just west of Branson, MO, starting August 10 thru October 31. Jeff will be a relief cook (he DOES love to cook) and I’ll be taking orders and money. We’ll work breakfast & evening meals 4 days a week in the café then be off 3 days. With FHU, wages, benefits, & discounts, we hope to have time to be lazy, run errands, & still have energy left over to visit Silver Dollar City numerous times, Marble Cave, & Eureka Springs, AR. These are all places we’ve been interested in investigating. I doubt it’ll be any/much cooler in Branson than in the rest of MO, but at least we’ll be working inside A/C for the most part. I like being less than 3 hrs away from my elderly parents too. And we have a couple of weeks to ‘vacation’ before reporting for duty.

We’re still on the lookout for possible positions somewhere in AZ or NM for the winter, but if not, we’ll just hunker down boondocking in the SW somewhere for awhile.


  1. Congrats on the new job! Good timing for that, eh? Reunion, a couple of weeks to chill out and then back to work. Have fun at the reunion!

  2. Branson is great after labor day, Made many trips there when I drove the bus.Been thinking of going down there for the veterans week they have in the Fall, maybe you guys will still be there. be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

  3. Hey guys, check out some of the hot spring places in southern NM. Do a Google for NM hot springs. Some use workampers. There are some in southeast Arizona too. Good luck.

  4. Sounds like you guys have a great gig planned in Missouri. It should get cooler by September and be very nice for you all.
    Have fun at the reunion!!


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