just thought we would update folks on our hosting experiences.
Lake Norman was great. Basically we had to collect fees in the evening (it was cold and not many campers came to a primitive campground), clean firepits, rake tent pads, clean up campsite, and blow leaves (with gasoline powered blower). Expected minimum of 20 hours a week work. It was great. The campground is beautiful. The sites are great. All primitive sites except for the hosts (we had electric, water, and sewer). We had a week of freezing temps, even 18 degrees so the tenters did not show up much. A number of rigs drove through, asked about hook-ups and left. Funny people don't always check before driving 20 miles out of their way.
Sesquicentennial State Park - here my main job is cleaning the restrooms/showers, emptying trash containers, general clean-up and greeting new campers. There is another host who cleans firepits, etc. Once again, minimum of 20 hours/week expected (there are some odd jobs the rangers want help with, some painting
, etc. But they have been too busy, so nothing yet). WE average four sites an evening. Here the sites all have water and electric so there are mostly RV's. They don't normally use the showers and toilets so there has been little work to do. We have electric and water but need to use our waste water wheeled thingy to empty. No big problem, since we use the facilities we clean.
We have been using our electric heater and staying warm. Have had to disconnect water hose a few nights when it was in the teens. No complaints about the Casita
(the bathroom does get cold when you leave the door shut. Our two cats seem to be healthy and re-adapted to life in the Casita.
I have still not fixed my two appliances on 20 lb tank yet, but i think I will do it myself and cut one hose, put in T connect new and old hose and be done with it.
Melanie is in NYC (doctors, dentists and friends) and then Canada for Christmas. I'll be here if you want to visit. Probably go up to my brother's in NC for Christmas.
Happy St. Nick's Day