Today was my first day of work for the season. We did the usual stuff--saying hello to everyone that came back from last year, meeting the new people, telling what we did on vacation. (or in this case, over the winter). The weather up here at the North Rim has been sunny and … [Read more...] about Just Another Day On The Job
Last week Rob and Belinda (the other camphost couple here at Payne Lake) and FabGrandpa and I went over to the shooting range on the other side of the county for a clean up day. This shooting range is on Forest Service property, and has no use fee. People can just go there and … [Read more...] about What Makes People Do This?
Yesterday was my project day, and since there was nothing to do in the office, I took a drive up to Point Imperial and Cape Royal. The drive up was gorgeous, as usual. When I got there, my objective was to walk around and talk to the visitors there. They … [Read more...] about Just Another Day At The North Rim
I have been friends online with Marcie for quite some time. I found out over the winter that she and her husband were going to be working in Kanab, Utah this summer. So, the first time we went down there, I stopped in one of the places that hires workampers and inquired if she … [Read more...] about New Old Friends Visit
I spent last week in training for 4 days, or in powerpoint hell, whichever way you look at it. A lot of the material we covered was refresher, some was new, but I can't really say it was interesting. On the last day, Friday, we went out to the entrance station to practice doing … [Read more...] about OHHH, My Aching Feet, or The Park Opened Yesterday…
Jim and I have been looking for our next job since before Thanksgiving. It is not an easy task, let me tell you. We first have to decide where we want to go, then decide on a second choice of place to go. Then we look at all the places where campground jobs are posted that we … [Read more...] about And The Winner Is…
We have been planning to go to Alabama to a National Forest Service campground to work as volunteers for some time now. We have had this planned for months, and even confirmed with them last week. The only thing is, we got an email from the volunteer coordinator at Payne Lake … [Read more...] about It Must Be Karma
In my working career, the only time I have had the pleasure of working with teenagers is when I was one, it seems like a hundred years ago. Until now, that is. The job I have this summer at the campground is offically called Night Shift Supervisor. All that means is that I am the … [Read more...] about I’m Working With Teens, Ya’ll!