White Sulphur Springs, MT
Well, we made it to our summer home!
Monday we drove a short 195 miles,
through beautiful Idaho and Montana scenery,
and made it to White Sulphur Springs, MT.
We will be working at Conestoga Campground until Labor Day.
We have a great site, with a view of the Big Belt mountain range.
This campground has only 48 sites, with 50 amp, 30 amp,
and several water and electric only.
There is a small office and store,
and a great laundry room, restrooms and showers.
The owners, Gordon & Sally Stewart couldn't be nicer.
After we got settled on Monday, they took us out to dinner to the 'truck stop'.
It's a great local place that you would never walk into if you didn't get taken by a local.
The food was fabulous!
Gordon also gave us a tour of the town, it's very small and took 5 minutes :-)
We jumped in with both feet on Tuesday to our duties.
I will be working the office, taking reservations, checking people in,
and selling things from the store.
George will do outside duties, mowing grass,
and helping out with painting and site maintenance.
We both clean the restroom area.
George and I work 2 days each.
Hours are sort of loose.
As the owner told me, come on over to the office anytime you want.
Stay until 7 or so, then you can keep an eye on any late arrivals
from the comfort of home :-)
I learned their Campground Master system very quickly,
as it is similar to Campground Manager that Coyote uses.
There are only about 20 of the 48 sites rented, and 3 of those are the workampers.
We're promised it does get pretty busy in the summer :-)
This morning I walked around and took pictures of the park and surrounding views..
There are some nesting Killdeer in the gravel.
Gordon cordons them off with cones so they don't get run over.
There is a small trout pond on the property.
No catch & release, they want you to catch and eat!
$6 per fish :-)
Gordon has plywood cutouts all over the park
in the shapes of wild life, wagons, and such..
George got the hanging baskets up and around the building.
Today during my shift,
the other workampers came over with Sally, the owner,
and we all played cards.
I hopped up to answer the couple calls we got :-)
|Blanche, Sally, Lyddia, me|
We really struck gold with this job.
There is so much to do around here,
nice scenery to explore.
It's going to be a great summer!