How quickly life can change…to IL and back!

First, foremost a catch up to weeks gone past…the before, than the after. We put in our time at our COE gate house over the last weekends of May, namely Memorial weekend for one! That one wild roller coaster. Our day use became so full, the rangers had to shut the park down twice. Our…

Almost the end to our Camp Volunteer gig!

First foremost, I’m trying to muster one-handed pecking on this laptop. You see, I’m injured! Fired up some tunes last week, threw in my ear buds, started my Runskeeper app, and took to the gravel lanes of the RV park to get my walking laps in. BANG!!!! Second lap, I hit the road face down….

One month later, still hanging in Illinois!

Sometimes it feels like we just got here…most days it’s “when do we get to leave?!” But camp store hours seem to come and go, week by week and days off are like gold. We learn more and more what a camp volunteering gig can contribute to one’s substance in life. There have been ups…

Camp Volunteering Continues…

Our camp volunteering continues, three months already, and we are closing in on our half way point…June always flies for me! Despite continued days of rain…cool breezes and not too much mugginess, we’ve also landed housing in the shade or close to trails of goodness. And while our hours have been on the shorter side…

Route 66 travels and other fun!

We’ve had sunny, warm days and everything is coming alive. Even the swimming pool is beginning to show that beautiful blue color and the green gunk is disappearing.  And we’ve got new friends….morning coffee fun! But it now seems the spring rains have taken over this weekend…sure is keeping the mowers busy week to week!…

WordPress HAPPY again!

I’m back! Despite a WordPress media file “maxed out” crash message and rebuilding the blog, it’s time to catch up! We’re settling into life as a camp volunteer and feeling pretty lucky to have scored such an ideal assignment! Can’t believe we’ve already hit the beginning of eight weeks and the warm up is arriving!…

Discovering local parks! (Central IL)

Despite the ups and downs of not so nice weather, we’re settling into our camp volunteer gig quite nicely! I can check someone in almost fast as lightning and have mastered the camp store cash register with only one boo boo! Mr. Jer makes a fine escort (just saying) and is officially trained to fill propane. We’ve…

Back through Mississippi to our summer gig in Illinois!

Like two lost souls just floating around on the pond…contemplating life! We’ve made it to our summer destination from Gulf Shores, AL, alive and kicking. Both the Ford diesel and RV ran like the berries and we were super impressed with their performance. I guess a new computer and alternator kicked things up…pulled like it…

Family Fun…continues to a closing soon! (Illinois)

First foremost…I took the slack this week and the invites weren’t working.  To those who pleaded, “please continue to open your stories…I love to ride along!” And for all those faithful who jumped the silly WordPress loops (which can be a nightmare) and you know who you are, we’re back to square one…my life is ONE BIG…

Back to see the family and Cardinal country! (Illinois)

We arrived back in central Illinois on Tuesday, July 29 – as Mr. Jer said, “We’re back in Cardinal country!” He’s an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, so it’s all about redbirds! This was the first trip out using the Hensley Hitch and it’s all it says it is and more! Prior to arriving in…

Almost time to head to Michigan! (Illinois)

This Hoosier is just about packed up inside and Mr. Jer says, “Ready, set, go!”  Twenty-six days…and we are soon off to a new chapter in our full-time RV adventure!  Taking a whole NEW PATH! We are off to Michigan to begin our first camp volunteer position for the summer just a few miles from…