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post May 18 2009, 12:47 PM
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I'm camp hosting at a State Park in Washington. This is my first time, the staff is wonderful here!

Well, the park is short 1 paid position, they had a person who transferred to another park. The park ranger is pressing me to take the paid position. I explained I had committed to going to Kentucky for the summer.

Before I get the "DUH NO BRAINER" replies, this isn't about money. I WANT TO GO TO KENTUCKY!!!!

The ranger said he would try one more week to recruit someone, and if he doesn't get anyone, he will ask me again. I'm not supposed to show up in Kentucky until July 5, so plenty of time to notify the Kentucky folks. BUT I WANT TO GO TO KENTUCKY!!!!!

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post May 22 2009, 06:56 PM
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Kentucky, I'm supposed to show up July 5 (but planning to leave June 20 to allow time to get there). I'm supposed to stay until day after Labor Day. I imagine it would take me two weeks to get back home.

"ranger rick" (actually, it's Ranger Jim) at Wanapum State Park in Vantage says the job would start in June and end on Labor Day. Just a summer job, but would be available to me every year.

Made a list of plusses and minuses.

Both are going to be HOT.

Wanapum will be hot and WINDY (I've been here almost two weeks and survived four wind storms of 40mph + winds already!)

Kentucky will be HUMID, and my spot will have NO SHADE!

Crew at Wanapum is really fun, but also heard from Workamper.com folks that have worked at the Fish Hatchery in Kentucky, that it is also fun!

Also, staying at Wanapum, I would have to work 40 hours a week for three months. Well, the Camp Hosting spot is pretty easy, just do a few minor things for about 4 hours a day, but I end up exhausted from all the walking around. Makes me wonder if I can handle a 40 hour week after being "retired" (I'm a retired Federal Employee, except for doing some sub teaching) for almost four years. The Kentucky volunteer spot would be 3 on, 3 off, or something like that.

I told both Kentucky and "Ranger Rick" that I would give them a decision on Monday. Kentucky emailed me and said they have a "backup" available if I don't make it out there, that's good.

I think I'm going to toss a coin. unsure.gif unsure.gif unsure.gif

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DXSMac   Little Glitch In The Kentucky Plans....   May 18 2009, 12:47 PM
Texasrvers   Duh, no brainer. :) Life is short. Do what you ...   May 18 2009, 04:55 PM
KentuckyCampin   Well I think I would be heading here to KY!...   May 18 2009, 06:15 PM
pianotuna   Hi JJ, I vote for Kentucky too! A person is a...   May 18 2009, 09:48 PM
HappiestCamper   Kentucky   May 19 2009, 07:05 AM
Lindsay Richards   I vote for doing what you want and that sounds lik...   May 19 2009, 04:41 PM
DXSMac   The ranger sat down with me today and told me what...   May 19 2009, 06:13 PM
Lee and Fran   The ranger sat down with me today and told me wha...   May 21 2009, 10:01 AM
DXSMac   Ranger told me he would keep recruiting, but gave ...   May 21 2009, 04:26 PM
HappiestCamper   Ranger told me he would keep recruiting, but gave...   May 21 2009, 07:47 PM
FosterImposters   ...people here just love working for this Ranger....   May 22 2009, 10:02 AM
DXSMac   Kentucky, I'm supposed to show up July 5 (but ...   May 22 2009, 06:56 PM
Cheryl   JJ Look at your first post again. You will get you...   May 22 2009, 07:44 PM
HappiestCamper   JJ, didn't you say one (or more) times that yo...   May 24 2009, 07:38 AM
DXSMac   JJ, didn't you say one (or more) times that y...   May 24 2009, 10:22 AM
Texasrvers   Sorry, but I'm not following your divine guida...   May 24 2009, 11:38 AM
DXSMac   Sorry, but I'm not following your divine guid...   May 24 2009, 03:36 PM
DXSMac   Ok, I decided...... > > > > > ...   May 25 2009, 05:15 PM
Lee and Fran   JJ, which route you taking to Kaintuck? You cross...   May 25 2009, 10:06 PM
DXSMac   I would like to take the northern route, through M...   May 25 2009, 10:57 PM
Lee and Fran   I would like to take the northern route, through ...   May 27 2009, 10:40 AM
KentuckyCampin   So is this the lake cumberland state park??   Jun 4 2009, 06:49 PM
DXSMac   I wish it were! But no.... I'm going to J...   Jun 4 2009, 08:08 PM
pianotuna   Hi JJ, I learned almost by accident how to deal w...   Jun 4 2009, 09:17 PM
DXSMac   Piano, I'm only on 30 amp! I can't ru...   Jun 5 2009, 08:52 AM
pianotuna   Hi JJ, With respect, you can run a 750 watt heate...   Jun 5 2009, 08:20 PM
KentuckyCampin   Oh so your not going to be the host at a campgroun...   Jun 5 2009, 06:30 PM
DXSMac   Oh so your not going to be the host at a campgrou...   Jun 5 2009, 09:44 PM


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