Friday, March 17, 2017

A bit of green for us!

Salinas/Monterey KOA
Prunedale, CA

It was nice to wake up this morning
with some green in our bank account.
Oh yeah, perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

We both have been getting lots done in the park.
One day I went with George and cleaned up
the playground, but was so busy I didn't take pictures.

George and another workamper, Dennis,
worked on fixing the lights down at the entrance.

I got to go up in the attic above the office
and finish organizing Christmas decorations
and old records that are ready to be shredded.

We drove up to Morgan Hill after our shift
on Saturday and met up with Greg & Connie.
Of course we went out to eat,
and Connie and I drove up to Anderson Dam.

All the reservoirs around this area are filled to capacity.
They're having to release water to relieve the pressure on the dams.

It's pretty impressive!
The roar of the water was loud!

I did some cleaning up of our site too..

There is a nice rosebush that will
have some nice buds soon.
We've seen a family of lizards sunning themselves.

We're enjoying being back to work,
and earning some 'green'.
Mom took her car back the other day,
as our schedule prevents us from
being able to take her around to appointments.
She's doing just fine without us though :-)

Word is the new RV will be up north next week,
so maybe we'll have a new home soon!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A new workamping job

Salinas/Monterey KOA
Prunedale, CA

Well we finally made the move 41 miles north to Prunedale.
This KOA is an older campground that has been here as long
as I can remember.
It used to be called Cabana Holiday,
and is a combination of cabins, RV sites, and a mobile home park.
It was bought by a company 
that owns several KOAs in California.

We got a really nice site,
actually the best one in the park!

It's very close to the office, which makes it very convenient :-)

Right now we're training, so we've been working 6 hour days.
KOA has their own reservation system, in old-fashioned DOS :-(
It's not that complicated, but not the easiest to learn.
We both got tee-shirts and windbreakers in KOA yellow..

For the meantime I'm in the office,
and George is helping with different projects outside.

We have a great clubhouse with a pool table,
ping pong table, and TV.

The office is nice too.

The store is well stocked with all kinds of goods.

There is a great pool as well.
It's being renovated at the moment.

Since this job keeps us in California, and close by Mom,
we've decided not to return to Custer.
George and I can stay here until the fall and beyond!

We have an update on our new RV.
It's looking like the week of the 20th,
so we have some light at the end of the tunnel!

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Change of Venue

Salinas/Monterey KOA
Prunedale, CA

As you all know, we've been sitting in Greenfield, CA
at a beautiful RV park since late September.
George and I came here after spending the summer
working in Custer, SD.
My mom had some health issues,
so we wanted to be able to be nearby if she needed us.
We've been fervently trying to find a workamping job
anywhere within an easy radius of  Salinas.
My mom has graciously been helping us out with the rent.

After 5 months, we are happy to say that our prayers were answered!
We got a call from a KOA that is nearby,
wanting to hire us to work there!

We'll be moving from Greenfield to Prunedale (where I used to live!).
Tomorrow we'll make the 41 mile trek,
and get settled in to our new home.
I'll post pictures tomorrow.

It should be a typical workamping job,
me helping in the office,
and George doing outside duties.
We'll get paid an hourly rate plus our site!
It will be nice, as we will be only 15 minutes from Mom,
instead of the 35-40 minutes.
We'll also be a lot closer to our friends up at Coyote :-)

Our new RV is progressing,
being built in their factory in Burnsville, MS
There's a great Facebook page that is moderated by
the workers..
we even got a picture of our RV in the factory..

It's targeted to be here in CA by the 13th,
we're getting impatient!