We arrived at Compton Ridge Campground, west of Branson, MO last Saturday around noon from Springfield, MO. It was a perfect travel day — little wind, clear sky, good road, light traffic, short distance. It’s been fun watching Spring advance by the mile instead by the days when being in one spot.
Unfortunately, it rained on & off most of Sunday & produced fog Monday morning.
We had a short orientation with the campground managers & then got settled in our new campsite in the workkampers’ loop. We have four full cell phone bars from inside the trailer, but with this very wooded campground, there’s no way to receive a DirecTV satellite signal even thru bare branches. I sure do miss watching television using a DVR where I can record the shows I may fall asleep during, pause shows for a potty break or phone call, & rewind to hear a specific when & where. Anyone know how to set up or what to use to record & rewind without having a satellite signal? At least we’ll have plenty of shade once the trees leaf out.
Wow, it’s been such a pleasure to once again have unlimited water supply while being hooked up to a sewer. No more filling the fresh water tank or breaking camp to go to a dump station. I’m thankful for having those options but this is more like a conventional life now instead camping.
Now that we’ll be nested for six or more months, I think the cats will probably be much happier too. Boots is about the wearout the door going inside & out. Besides a plethora of new smells, Kira already has a new buddy to play with in the fenced dog park. And as more workkampers arrive, there will be even more doggie pals for her.
We’ve completed our first 4 days for this work week (4 hrs each) needed for our campsite. Our weekend will involve some cleaning & organizations between a little sight seeing. One of our duties this week was burning off the huge accumulation of oak leaves in & around the dog park that we visit several times a day. It’s large enough for Kira to do some serious running around off leash too. This is a really gorgeous campground — lots & lots & lots of trees with flat campsites snuggled in amongst them, all up, down, & around the hillsides. Amazing how much usable space is carved out of these hills!
I’m so glad to see the same gorgeous Spring plants I enjoyed before moving to a bed on wheels.
If ANYONE is in the area & wants to meet up, please let me know. After two months of living in S&B neighborhoods, it’s such a joyful relief to be back with fellow RVers.