Getting to Work

Friday and Saturday nights, you will find Steve “patrolling” Wind Point Park in his golf cart. He escorts new arrivals to their site, sprays around their rig for ants (more about them later), picks up trash, cleans the public restrooms and enforces the rules. Overall, it is a pretty easy gig. One night, he came across a couple guys with an axe. They were trying to chop down a tree for firewood. Um, NO! Other than that, it’s pretty quiet here. Peaceful.

Spraying for ants could be a full time job by itself. Argentine ants are a huge problem here. Just look at Diesel’s food container…

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It was in the storage compartment under Waldo (with the lid on!) The ants are everywhere. I took this short video clip along the water’s edge…

The only up side about these ants is they have displaced the fire ants. Other than that, they are a real pest!

I’ve been getting my training in the office, learning campground management software and all the specifics of this park. The park is in the middle of a management shift. The current manager has been here 2 years and will be leaving in November. I love the fact several of the workampers have been here long term. I think it really speaks to the overall happiness of the work environment. Here I am, hard at work manning the desk…

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The second week we were here, the owner (Ryan), threw a hello/goodbye barbecue for all the park employees. Most of us had already met, but it was a fun way of formally being introduced.  One of the lawn maintenance guys brought his smoker and all I can say is mmmmmmmmm…

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There was enough food to feed a small army…

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Nobody went hungry, that’s for sure…

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After the meal, we all went out and played corn hole…

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We are enjoying our new lifestyle! Meeting great people, learning new skills and getting to explore our new “home for now”.

Thanks for coming by. My next post will be about our recent return visit to Sulphur Springs.

9 thoughts on “Getting to Work”

  1. It looks like you two are settling in to your new roles wonderfully. The meal looks fantastic and I can see no one went hungry. Lovely to see photos of both of you. That ant video gave me the shivers. Yikes!

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      1. I’m not sure about more relaxed yet. The amount of stress is less but the type has increased I think, partially because we still have a house on the market and have to pay the mortgage while we are waiting for it to sell. Staying within our budget is a stress all to itself.

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      2. Oh my, yeah I can see that playing a huge role on feeling stressed. Having a house on the market is never a fast nor a simple process. It’s only a matter of time that your house for sale will be a thing of the past I wish you the best!

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