Friday, April 22, 2011

Good News


We found out yesterday that we’ve been accepted as camp hosts at Lake Wappapello State Park in southeastern Missouri, about 20 miles northeast of Poplar Bluff. We will be hosting at the Ridge Campground during the months of June and July. That will offset our gas costs as we make our way to Pennsylvania in August, and it is something we’ve been wanting to try. Should be an interesting summer!

We did drive to Palomas, Mexico yesterday, but didn’t even think about it being the week before Easter. All the optical shops were closed, so Jim couldn’t get his sunglass lens replaced, but the pharmacies were open so I picked up a couple things. They have cleaned up the border crossing and the town, and it actually wasn’t as bad as we remembered from 2 years ago.

We forgot our camera when we went to Mexico, but if we stay and the optical place is open Monday, we may make another trip. Jim normally gets his glasses from Zenni Optical online, but it takes 3 or 4 weeks and he doesn’t want to wait that long.

Today was a long day for us. Took a short hike this morning, then went into Demming to the post office, laundromat, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, and came back and dumped our tanks. Funny how it takes us all day to do things we used to do before and after work when we were living in the real world. I like this pace much better!

This is a bad picture I took through the window, but this beautiful Bullock’s Oriole (we had to look it up) stopped to check out the hummingbird feeder this morning. The cats just love watching all the action.


Hope everyone has a great weekend.



  1. We too are spending our summer in MO workamping the first time @ a CG in Branson. I hope it's a positive experience for all of us.

  2. Congrats on the workamping jobs! Glad to see things are working out. Have a great summer there... even fuzzy, that is a great bird pic.

  3. Congratulations!! Glad you were able to nail down the camp-host position. Have a Happy Easter !!!

  4. I think you will like Lake Wappapello. We stayed there 2? years ago in the Ridge CG. It's better than the one below which is all A's and kids.

    Learn to fish and save money. The river is full of fishermen.

  5. Congratulations!

    We'll be expecting royal treatment should we come visit the campground...LOL.